I have been counselling individuals and couples for Relationships Australia and in private practice since 2004. I hold a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change and a Graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling.
I have personally experienced many of the life challenges faced by my clients; these experiences and my professional knowledge and skills combine to help me to provide a warm, thoughtful and interactive approach to working with my clients. My aim is to work with you to help you gain a better understanding of your situation, decide on any changes you need to make and help and support you with the changes.
It was really helpful to have Deborah sit with me, to hear me without judging me, and help me to untangle my thoughts and feelings at a difficult time in my life. Through our sessions I’ve also learned to reduce my anxiety and to communicate more effectively, this has been enormously helpful.
Daniel - Individual Counselling
Deborah is very insightful, has excellent strategies and a very calm way of dealing with issues that were very loaded with emotion. I would highly recommend friends and family or anyone wanting to improve their relationship.
Karen and Jake - Couple Counselling
Doing the Prepare/Enrich marriage preparation reinforced all the positives in our relationship and also raised some potential challenges that we knew were there but had avoided discussing. We've learnt some very valuable skills to enable us to have calm and productive discussions about difficult topics. A priceless investment in our future together!
Claudia and Stefan - Pre-Marriage Counselling
The insights we gained and the skills we learnt in our couple counselling sessions with Deborah have ongoing relevance in all of our relationships, not just with each other. I'm so grateful we attended.
Kylie and Darren – Couple Counselling
As a result of my counselling with Deborah I feel better equipped to deal with conflict and effective communication within my relationships with my husband and extended family. I also feel that my husband and I are much more ‘on the same page’ and closer than we have been for years.
Cheryl – Individual counselling (to deal with family issues)
Deborah sat with me, really listened to me and helped me see that I have the insight, strength and courage to make the changes I needed to make. Her genuine warmth and empathy helped me to hear her occasional honest observations and feedback, without which I could not have made the changes I needed to. I am so grateful.
Angelica – Individual Counselling
Very pleased with the support provided by Deborah. My fortnightly counselling sessions with her have given me hope, insight and practical help in dealing with my issues.
Leona – Individual counselling