I work with pregnant and new parents to explore the deeper aspects of what makes a truly connected, joyful parent.
There is no one size fits all solution for parenting because there is no one size fits all family!
I really care about you and your babes and want to support you to become the paret you truly want to be.
The Back Story
Before my daughter was born, I worked with families who were struggling to get through the day, every day.
It didn’t take me long to see that those parents who were disciplining their kids with anger and isolation were struggling to see improvements in their behaviours and worse than that, failing to build trusting, respectful relationships with them.
It was at that time that I realised that what kids really need is deep love, acceptance and a whole lot of connection! I knew then that I was called to work with families, right from the beginning to grow the strongest roots for their children’s future.
I started Tree House with the sole purpose of supporting the parent child relationship in families because I knew that connection was the answer to everything!
I started teaching parents how to use connection to balance out power struggles, deep listening to master melt-downs and gentle discipline to manage anger.
I began working with parents before their babes were even born, to support them to understand how vital their own connections are to become the parents they truly want to be. Connections with each other, their new babies, themselves and their community,
I worked closely with parents to work out how to integrate these ideas into their unique family.
The parents I have worked with have seen vast improvements in behaviour, mood and sleep and all tell me that they love my strategies for deepening their connection with their kids.
For the last fifteen years, I have worked with over one hundred families in many different settings, towns and countries. I have worked with families who have experienced trauma, kids at risk of suicide, refugee families from many cultures, severely disadvantaged families and parents trying everything they can to improve the lives of their kids. I have worked with FIFO families, blended families, single parent families, city families, suburban families and rural families.
Qualifications and learning.
I hold a Diploma in Community Welfare and a ‘Mt Louisa Counselling Certificate’ that were obtained as part of a dual qualification in 2009 for Community Workers already practising in the field. At that time I was working with Mums and kids in a domestic violence service.
I am a qualified Sandplay Therapist and use this creative modality with both adults and kids.
I am certified as a Newborn Mothers Post-Partum Professional and hold a cert. 4 in Breastfeeding Education (counselling)
I have completed many additional courses including;
- The Philosophy of Parenting
- Parenting By Connection
- Managing Family Meetings
- Counselling Children and Adolescent
- Introduction to Dramatherapy
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