I am a skilled professional counsellor, supporting individuals, couples and families in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. I am a registered member with the Australian Counselling Association and I have worked for various organisations in the past, helping individuals to navigate life challenges and sudden obstacles. I help clients to build a happier and more rewarding life balance, by carefully and attentively listening to your concerns and increasing coping strategies through understanding and skill development. I am passionate about helping people make positive changes and gain control of their lives. I am warm-hearted with a relaxed approach and I encourage my clients to explore fears and beliefs, using practical tools and strategies that can help with negative thought processes, and reprogramming rigid or limited thoughts and beliefs. My counselling sessions are supportive and practical to help my clients find their strengths and achieve goals, both personal and professional. I incorporate therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy in my counselling sessions and use Gottman Therapy techniques for couples counselling, that is designed to help couples strengthen relationships, replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts.