I am a qualified and skilled child life therapist/ play specialist, counsellor. I have worked for 20 years in educational, community, and medical settings.
Life Spirals offers emotional and mental health support to children, adolescents and adults effected by behavioural disturbances, life changes, loss and grief, stress and trauma, illness, medical interventions, and hospitalisation. My approach uses body based expressive, artistic and holistic therapies. My aim is to facilitate in the process of people strengthening their inner resources, and to empower themselves.
Based in Melbourne.
Why the Spiral?
The name Life Spirals was chosen as spirals symbolise the journey to the centre, turning, and return. This is a pattern repeated again and again throughout our lives. The unfurling of a spiral fern leaf in nature shows us the possibilities of new life, new beginnings, new growth and life’s desire for itself. Spirals depict the lifecycles of birth, growth, death and rebirth. They are found all around us in shells, animal horns, plant growth patterns, snails, hurricanes, galaxies, and the double helix of our DNA. As a symbol for healing work I believe the spiral honours this continual ebb and flow in our lives. For my own personal meaning the spiral is also a symbol of Hope.
Current Working With Children Check
Graduate Diploma in Play Specialty
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Diploma in Holistic Counselling
Certificate in Nature Pedagogy
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work
Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy
Certificate in Clay Field Therapy
Mandala Magic- Train the Trainer
Reiki Level I & II