I’m a highly qualified and widely experienced Counsellor with eight years of complex case management and ten years’ educational experience within both Catholic Education and Education Queensland.
Working in schools with an average clientele of 1400 students and their families has afforded me a unique perspective of the complexities and challenges young people and their families are faced with. The daily school, university and working life, ongoing demands of exams, assessments and personal expectation, as well as perceived external expectations, can take its toll on everyone.
‘I don’t have the time’, ‘I’m too busy’… are all too common phrases in family households. The ongoing pressure to perform by a due date is impacting not only young people and their families but also many adults in their day to day work lives.
I specialise in Transitional Phase Support Services which focuses on mental health wellbeing including personal counselling, academic career guidance, complex case management involving suicide ideation and at-risk behaviours. Integral to holistic support, I aim to work with the whole family as well as with individuals and couples.
Sessions are tailored to the individual and together we design and develop personalised coping strategies. Strategies may include liaising with schools and allied health and medical professionals to ensure holistic support. Liaison may involve case meetings, consultation, in-service training and professional development.
- Support Strategies during Transitional Challenges
- Complex Case Management
- High Risk Behaviours
- Mental Health Wellbeing – Nutrition Sleep Exercise
- Fight Flight Freeze – Anger Anxiety Panic – Life Skills
- LGBTIQA Services
- ASD Social Skilling & Organisation
- School Engagement & Attendance
- Parenting Strategies
- Grief & Loss
- Sand Play Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Career Pathways & Development
- Industry Professional Development
- Professional Clinical Supervision
I have had the pleasure of working with Emily for the past five years. Emily had a leadership role in our counsellor network. Her experience and knowledge in developmental guidance, specialised counselling skills, family and group work, contributed to our provision of services.
Emily’s experience as a teacher, and awareness of both primary and secondary school systems is particularly valuable in assisting parents and children to navigate the education system.
Ian Hay – Guidance Counsellor/Psychologist, St Edmunds College