Before I was a counsellor, I coached some of Australia’s best leaders
For 15 years prior to becoming a psychotherapist and counsellor, I worked as an executive coach supporting some of Australia's most prominent organisations. While my passion now lies in trauma and grief work, I still partner with Homeward Bound, a global leadership program for women in STEM set against the backdrop of Antarctica, as well as teaching Complexity Leadership at the Arctic University of Norway.
Transforming a loss into a calling: Losing Hamish
In 2018, my husband of 10 years, Hamish Little, suicided. I don’t have the words to explain how devastating and painful his loss has been for me, but I know it’s understood by many with similar stories. Some time after his passing, I found myself studying holistic psychotherapy and counselling. Although my need to understand how I was feeling, thinking and acting was fueled by heart-wrenching circumstances, I now believe this process of learning has led me to a place of healing. Healing for myself and healing for others.
What I learnt from my studies…
No matter where you are in your journey or how you suffer, I would be honoured to listen to you, to get to know your stories and to support you.
Reflecting on my therapeutic work with clients, the analogy of an exquisite journey emerges. It’s the journey of one human being approaching another human being with compassion and deep respect for the entirety of that person, their needs, fears, traumas, life experiences, dreams, emotions and grief. It’s a beautiful and delicate journey into the interior condition of one's body, mind and soul. It’s a dance with identity and the ego. It’s a re-remembering of our systems of origin and a re-imagining of our place in the world. It’s a return to wholeness through a gentle embrace.
If you choose to take this journey with me as your guide, you can expect me to stay by your side as we journey into the places where your untended wounds reside. We’ll take a hands-on approach, for this work is not passive, it’s an ongoing process of deepening, attending and listening. My own exquisite journey with traumatic loss has prepared me to be the container for yours. I’ll hold you softly and warmly with fierce compassion.
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