A Bit About Me
Everybody has a story and my story is no better or worse but it's mine and I'm proud of how I live my life now and the conscious decisions I make on a daily basis to be more at peace.
Back in 2005 at age 37, I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease that began my research and inquiry into knowing the mind and body connections. This disease damages the thyroid gland with side effects of eye protruding, goiter, irritability, anxiety, emotional instability, sleeplessness, restlessness, sensitive, and high reactivity, which is of what i had .. arghhh .. I was a mess with 4 young children running a family business and really not living life with peace at all. Things needed to change and that had to begin with me so I began for the first time, meditating, exercising, and reading literature to educate myself on how to decrease or even remove the disease.
After Graves Disease became dormant for 7 years I was then diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012. This was a total shock as no one in my family had ever been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and again I felt totally thrown in turmoil. Long story short, especially if anyone has experienced Cancer you know it is deeply confronting and challenging, so I began again with my focus on nutrition, meditation and finding ways to support my healing as well as western medicine such as Chemotherapy and Radiation.
Fast forward to 2017 and after being free of Cancer, I had the good old Graves Disease back .. so back to specialists, back to practicing the tools to stress less .. But I did it and with the support of my specialist and my own practices the disease became dormant again... I knew that for me the Graves was coming back due to the excess stress I was going through at that time..
During the last 10 years, I also focussed on my work with studying, Quest for life work, and my private practice working with many clients' issues and challenges so I had really learned a lot of strong and solid strategies for self-care and building a deeper understanding of myself. This work also gives me great pride and purpose and no matter what challenges come my way I am proud of what work I do in the world and how I can be of service even to create a spec of difference.
Where I am now>>> 2021 😊
Graves Disease again...building on what I know ... learning more tools ... feel totally blessed with life ... challenged sometimes.. however, love where I live and what I can do to support myself and others... What a gift.. 🎁
2015 to Current
Working in private practice as a qualified Counselor and Psychotherapist offering both face to face and online therapy. A safe space where there is no judgment and a confidential and respectful place to explore and become deeply connected to understanding the self and others. Many different modalities are used to support the client in therapy to become empowered to make the changes they need to make.
Working in a multidisciplinary practice working with other practitioners in the Red Orchid Wellness clinic. Utilizing the skills of Massage and Counseling to support the local community of Nowra, NSW.
Kiki shop - Huskisson , NSW
A very busy practice where the Holistic Counseling and Massage was an integral part of the business.