I am a Meditation Teacher and Counsellor specialising in Stress Reduction.

For the last 27 years I have worked as a Psychotherapist, mainly in private practice and have wide experience helping people overcome difficulties. Recently however, I decided it was time for a change, and I now choose to focus on teaching meditation and stress reduction to willing students. I run classes in Neutral Bay, and am also available to come to your workplace and run a class just for you and your colleagues.

Private meditation lessons are also available.

Please call me on 0425 252 282 to discuss.

I also practice as an artist and potter. You can view some of my work at smapart.com

Stress and Anxiety are pandemic in our culture, and I have become more and more interested in this area because it is often at the very base of other issues. Whatever your problem or issue, it is always a lot easier to face it if you can think clearly and objectively. Learning about how to control and manage stress levels is absolutely vital for a healthy life, and I am passionate about teaching these skills.

My own recovery from stress and anxiety fuels my interest, and I know that change is possible. You can be calmer and less stressed and more productive!



  • Master of Applied Science – Social Ecology (Critical Perspectives of Psychological Practice), University of Western Sydney 2000)
  • Professional Training in Buddhist Psychotherapy (Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists 2012)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling, Jansen Newman Institute (1997)
  • Diploma of Learning Solutions In Hypnosis (Centre for Effective Therapy) (2005)
  • Diploma of Shiatsu Therapy, Aiki Institute, Sydney (1989)
  • Diploma of Macrobiotic Counselling and Oriental and Natural Therapeutics, Aiki Institute, Sydney (1989)


  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy & Self Relations Psychotherapy
  • (over 300 hours with Dr Stephen Gilligan)
  • Basic and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy ( Dr Michael Yapko)
  • Brainspotting, Phase 1 and Phase 2 (with Brainspotting Australia Pacific)
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy (Steve Wells and Dr David Lake)
  • Foundations for Emotionally Focussed Therapy
  • Contemporary Psychodramatic Techniques (School of Contemporary Psychodrama and Group Work)
  • Certificate of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Australian College of Applied Psychology)
  • Post Induction Therapy Treatment (South Pacific Private Hospital)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Mindfulness Meditation (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
  • Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals
  • Senior First Aid

After 27 years of experience as a therapist, I know that helping people is not a set of techniques, but an art.