Registered Counsellor, Couples & Relationship Specialist
BA(Psyc)/LLB(Hon), GradDipLegalPractice, GradDipCouns, GradDipPsych
I grew up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney and 13 years ago left the hustle and bustle of the inner-city looking for a more sustainable and slower life and have definitely found that in Cairns. I fell in love with the sheer natural beauty of the area and have enjoyed calling it my home with my husband and two children ever since.
I started my career in law and studied a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of New England. I then completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law and was admitted as a solicitor. I worked in commercial law and then went on to be a Judges’ Associate at the Supreme Court of NSW which I enjoyed but realised was not my calling.
My love of learning and working with people saw me complete a Graduate Diploma of Counselling at The Australian College of Applied Psychology and then a Graduate Diploma of Psychology at The University of New England and I realised that my passion is working with relationships. I have been a counsellor working with a community organisation for more than 10 years supporting individuals, couples and families at all stages of their relationships. More recently, I have provided clinical supervision to other practitioners, including counsellors, social workers and psychologists and provided support and guidance to help enhance their clinical practice.
I have a warm and grounded counselling style and use an evidence-based and fresh approach to relationship counselling. I enjoy supporting people to be the best that they can and to learn new strategies to have more meaningful and respectful relationships.
I love the outdoors and in particular running, swimming and yoga. I enjoy travelling and experiencing new cultures and have travelled extensively through Central and South America as well as parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. My weekends are spent watching our two primary aged children play sport as well as snorkelling and stand-up paddleboarding with the family. I love cuddles with my dog as well as catching up with friends and sharing a nice meal.
Contact us if you would like to make an appointment with Rebecca.