Practitioner Experience and Practice Framework
Kylie has over 20 years forensic experience with 16 years working specifically in the area of domestic violence and sexual offender rehabilitation and treatment programs. Her practice framework and approach to domestic violence is grounded in feminist understandings of the risks and safety to women and children; is attachment and trauma informed with consideration of its impact on the brain and body (neuroscience); and considers masculine psychology and the socialisation of men intergenerationally and in current times. Kylie practices from a strength based, non-deficit relationship that focusing on working together to build, maximise and maintain healthy connected relationships.
One on One Counselling
Kylie provides one on one psychological support and treatment specifically targeting domestic violence attitudes and behaviours. The following types of violence will be explored, and alternate beliefs, attitudes and behaviours considered:
- Coercive and controlling violence where there is a pattern of emotionally abusive intimidation, coercion and control; coupled with physical violence.
- Situational couple violence.
- Separation-instigated violence.
Cost & Fees
One on one consultation fees are as per the Bookings & Cost page
Formulation of a Court report includes the following client related areas:
- Relationship Background and Family Violence.
- Health and Mental Health.
- Drug and Alcohol.
- Work and Financial.
- Parenting and Co-Parenting Future.
- Conclusion and Assessment regarding pro-social behaviours that foster a home environment where children thrive psychologically, emotionally, developmentally and socially in a home and family environment free from domestic family violence.
Please see Court Reports for full information regarding minimum appointments,costs and professional integrity associated with a Court Report.
What is Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic and family violence (DFV) includes any behaviour, in an intimate or family relationship, which is physically or sexually, emotionally or psychologically violent, economically, threatening, coercive or controlling, causing a person to live in fear for safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.
The first stage in legislating against coercive control has also passed Parliament in February 2023 and further legislative changes are ahead.
Behaviours that may represent DFV include:
- Physical abuse such as hitting, slapping, punching, biting, choking, kicking and/or pushing.
- Emotional or psychological abuse means behaviour by a person towards another person that torments, intimidates, harasses or is offensive to the other person such as humiliation, constant criticism and insults, repeatedly contacting a person by telephone, SMS message, email or social networking site without the person’s consent and/or isolating from family and friends.
- Surveillance including persistent phone calls, monitoring their partner’s email account, internet browser history, and/or social networking internet site. Using a GPS device to track a person’s movements and/or checking the recorded history in a person’s GPS device and/or following or staying outside a home or workplace.
- Forcing a partner to have sex or take part in sexual acts that you do not want.
- Damaging property such as the house, breaking furniture or hurting pets to intimidate and frighten.
- Threatening to commit suicide or self-harm so as to torment, intimidate or frighten the their partner, children and/or family members.
- Withholding necessities of life such as food, money, medical care and the company of family and friends.
See the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and the Queensland Law Society for further information.
For Help Phone:
- Emergencies: 000
- National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service 24/7 1800 737 732 or 1800 RESPECT
- Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000
- Policelink: 131 444
- DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636 (9am to midnight, 7 days a week)
- Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (24 hours, 7 days per week)
- Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24 hour Crisis Counselling Line)