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ABOUT

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Stefanie

I am a practitioner who approaches counselling in a collaborative way, helping you to move beyond simply surviving and be able to deal with life stressors with greater ease. Working together, we will explore your experience and difficulties to achieve a deeper understanding of who you are; how you think, feel and behave.

By working with me, you will also develop a deeper understanding of the effects that trauma, stress and anxiety can have on your body and mental and physical health. My goal is to encourage you to be curious about your internal world and to heal the parts of yourself that hold your emotional wounds. I have a special interest in working with complex trauma as well as teens and young adults.

Before counselling, I worked as an executive level officer in the public sector working in various people focused roles including Human Resources and Training. I have also worked in Human Resources in the private sector. These experiences gave me a solid understanding of how people think, feel and react to situations.

  • BA Hons (Bachelor of Arts with Honours) - Australian National University

The focus of this study was psychology and sociology. Honours was achieved in sociology.

  • Grad Dip Couns (Graduate Diploma, Counselling) - University of Canberra

  • MCouns (Master of Counselling) - University of Canberra 

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner - Level 1

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