My interest in couple relationships started at 15 years old, when my Mum became a family lawyer. I was intrigued hearing about court cases, the need to keep clients out of court, individual strengths and struggles, and children caught in the parental crossfire. Through my Mum’s work I was introduced to the field of human psychology. I questioned how and why we behave in particular ways, what motivates us, what causes us pain and suffering, and what we can do to improve our situation.
I studied psychology, then moved to London. I was one of four trainees selected for a prestigious couple psychotherapy training at Tavistock Relationships. In this 4-year post-graduate training my understanding about couple relationships deepened and my curiosity regarding partner dynamics grew. Following my training, I remained at Tavistock Relationships working as a tutor, lecturer, and couples therapist. I also worked in their Divorce and Separation Unit.
On my return to Sydney, I trained as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and established a therapy centre, the Heath Group Practice. This practice has highly trained and excellent practitioners who care deeply about their clients. At Heath Group, I have worked with individuals and couples to improve their relationship both with themselves and their partners.
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples at all stages of their relationships. I want partners to develop individually for their own sake and for the wellbeing of their relationship. I want to stop people living in exhausting and upsetting disharmony or repeated cycles of conflict and blame. I want people to feel that their relationship is more secure and that their home is a haven once again.
I feel compelled to help those partners who feel the need to separate create the best separation possible for themselves and any children they may have. For people separating, knowledge is certainly power. I have helped many separating partners understand dispute resolution processes, save money in the legal system, decrease acrimony and form good co-parenting relationships.
It’s time for you to get connected again. I have helped so many people before you and would love to help you get there too.
- Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (Australian Institute for Relationship Studies)
- Master in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Relationships, London, UK)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Attachment, Psychoanalysis and Couple Relationships (Tavistock Relationships, London, UK)
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Hons) (University of NSW)
- Diploma of Teaching (University Of Technology, Sydney)
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (Clinical, PACFA)
- Couple, Child and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (CCAFPAA)
- British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Alumni)
We provide a range of programs to help you work through difficulties and concerns in your relationship. Our courses are thoughtfully designed to help you achieve the best outcome for your relationship.