My passion is connecting people with the information and self knowledge that will liberate and enliven and empower them. Whether you are aware yet or not, you hold great wisdom and know more than you think!
I specialise in Parenting, Attachment and Child Mental Health. With time spent in the not-for-profit sector and over 15 years working with families and children of all ages, I understand the many challenges families can face.
I also particularly love supporting little ones who experience big feelings and behavioural challenges. Whether due to neurodiversity, heightened sensitivity or difficult circumstances, I love to help parents to find their power and intuition to enhance security, strong family connections and ease the stress on everyone!
For all of us at times, there can be circumstances, beliefs or habits that get in the way of our inner knowing and personal empowerment. Be it in relationships, work or your relationship within, perhaps there is an easier way to enhance your experience.
I'd love to help you find it!!
With Counselling or Coaching, it's really important you feel comfortable and understood. I encourage you to ask questions and follow your instincts on this, so if you would like to have a chat and go from there, I welcome your call.
I offer specialised sessions as well as small groups for children who may be experiencing challenges with social cues and emotional regulation. These skills are developed through Play Therapy, Social Stories and Floortime interventions, music and role play. Suited for children who may be highly sensitive, on the ASD spectrum or simply developmentally delayed. NDIS approved.
Based on decades of attachment research, I deliver the world renowned Circle of Security Parenting program. This powerful group supports parents to rely on and honour their innate wisdom whilst deepening their capacity to read their child's changing emotional needs and ability to manage emotions and ultimately, enhance their child's self esteem and resiliency.
Whether you are simply needing support with direction, learning new relational skills or the deeper work of healing and understanding a significant life challenge, I offer a number of techniques to approach reaching your goals, with sensitivity and commitment to your individual needs.
I believe it to be essential that a holistic approach is taken when we aim to understand the unique inner experience of another. Our neurobiological landscapes, personal biographies, relational and physical environments and circumstances are all keys to the healing and meaning we seek.
So many things can impact our connection to this and the path is so very personal for each of us.
Psycho/social education, mindfulness, body work (Somatic Focusing) and talk therapy are all methods I find direct us in shaping the best care for supporting our journey to the truest, most free expression of our individual self-actualisation.
I love to support parents to gain clarity on what gets in the way of their acting on their own deeper knowing. By enhancing our capacity to notice our thinking and impact, we are able to access far greater choice and better read children's changing needs. Such awareness provides children with the deeply secure relational attachment and conditions to enhance resiliency and thrive.
My approach to supporting parents draws on Attachment Theory, Relational Neurobiology, NVC, Emotion Coaching, Family Systems Theory, child development and decades of experience working with children with complex behaviours, of all ages and numerous neurodiversities.
Much of my counselling work with relationships draws primarily on the wonderful Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Technique and Conscious Communication (also known as Nonviolent Communication).
This takes into account advanced attachment theory and decades of evidence based research on habits of lasting loving relationships. Regardless of early relational experiences, habits of secure emotional intimacy can be learnt. Our goal is to give you all the tools you need to grow and maintain a strong, fun and authentic union that deeply sustains and honours both partners.
Hinterland Health Hub, 67 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba, QLD, 4213
I offer appointments during the day, some week nights and Saturday mornings. For bookings please contact Emily via the above mobile number or contact form.