I’ve worked with men and in a male dominated workforce for the last 14 or so years (Corrective Services and Department of Defence) and have loved it. However, over the years I’ve found that there just aren’t enough support services specifically tailored for men and that perhaps this is why men are less likely to use, or return to professional services. For these reasons I finally made the decision to establish my own counselling service, one tailor made for people (both men and women) who don't want to sit on a couch, but do want to fix what's going on in their lives!
Throughout my career I have worked in both front line ‘hands on’ roles and within senior management managing a large multidisciplinary human services team. My specialist interest areas are in domestic violence behaviours, relationship and family issues, substances and addiction, anxiety and depression and performance and human resource management.
What about qualifications, training and professional recognition you ask? I mean you wouldn’t take your car to a mechanic who wasn’t qualified would you…. In short I have a Bachelor of Social Work through the University of Queensland and a Masters in Human Services Management through Monash University. As is the norm with human service workers, over the years I’ve completed extensive training and workshops in the above areas; and have also been a trainer in similar areas; in particular suicide prevention.