I have over 20 years experience working with both victims and perpetrators of crime. This is a specialised field of practice and means that whether you have been a victim of a crime, been accused or convicted of a crime, I can work with whatever issues that you, as an individual, are facing.
Domestic and Family Violence:
You may be concerned that you are currently in an abusive relationship, or maybe you have been accused of being abusive to your partner. There remains a great deal of stigma in speaking about abuse in the community, however, you will not be judged at my practice. I can work with your issues, however they manifest. Please note that couple counselling will not be offered when abuse has been identified within a relationship. This is in accordance with best-practice guidelines and is to ensure the safety of clients.
You may be a victim of violence outside your family and relationship, and this often brings with it a trauma response, heightened anxiety and physical stress responses. Maybe you have been accused or found guilty of assaulting another person. I can work with you to help you modify your behaviour, and understand your emotional responses to conflict that do not result in ongoing violent behaviour.
Many people are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, sexual assault, rape, or sexual harassment. I have years of experience working with these issues, whether they are historical or recent, and I can assist you in your recovery from trauma and loss of bodily autonomy.
I have worked with sex offenders for crimes past or present, and can work with you to identify your triggers and risk factors, and manage your problematic behaviours utilising a strength-based approach.