Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychotherapist can make things better.
My studies in Psychology and Holistic Psychotherapy transformed my lived experience, forging me into a psychotherapist with deep compassion, an experienced counsellor who has empathy and understanding. I will be honoured to provide you with some skills and tools for your journey ahead. Our stories may differ, yet the fundamental art of healing is similar. I am a living example of continuing recovery and will love to walk together with you for awhile.
Connect with me to see if we fit. If not, I will support your further search for the help you need.
MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2022 - current
Building my private practice
October 2022 - current
FAMILY VIOLENCE SPECIALIST COUNSELLOR
Colac Area Health, part-time: Counselling women who have experienced or are experiencing family violence.
MY PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
What Makes Me Stand Out
I am a PACFA-accredited Provisional Psychotherapist, Register No. 28292, with holistic and experiential post-graduate Psychotherapy training. I hold an undergraduate degree with Honours in Psychology. I am thus educated in both a scientific and holistic paradigm. My native language is English and I am fluent in German.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATES
Sep 2022 - CHCDFV001: Recognise and Respond appropriately to domestic and family violence.
June 2022 - The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders from InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders.
May 2022 - DV-alert: Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop from Lifeline.
completed November 2021, graduated April 2022
HOLISTIC COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
PACFA-accredited: Professional Training in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2-year Postgraduate course, Metavision Institute.
completed December 2006
MASTERS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
Masters of Information Technology by Coursework, University of Melbourne
completed December 1985
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS. PSYCHOLOGY)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, University of Melbourne
Poem, written by Anne Gleeson, 10 July 2021
I am not yet seen.
Here I stand, deflecting.
Deflecting the anxiety of others, and my own.
Gently covering myself, decorously hiding.
Do I feel safe?
What is safe?
Can I handle being seen?
My pain is immense.
Unfathomable. Endlessly deep.
I am Woman.
I stand here in the river of flowing humanity over time.
And now I emerge, slowly, naked.
In all my innate beauty.
The validation I need to feel safe comes from within.
And as that acceptance wells up stronger, here I stand in all my colours.
Seen, validated, accepted.
By my Self, for my Self.
I am Woman.