Although my original training and work was in the field of Industrial Chemistry I have always been interested in people, in different cultures and the beliefs, customs and traditions of these cultures. I have been fortunate to have lived in four Australian states and territories, also in England and India, and to have visited Scotland, Italy and Hawaii. These experiences laid down the foundation for a deep connection to the wellbeing of all people. I am interested in how our beliefs, lifestyles and family systems influence us and shape us as individuals. All of this led me to the fields of Psychotherapy and Counselling and a deep desire to work with people.
My family and friends are very important to me, and are an integral part of my life. I am a very proud and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
I was one of the original 44 founding members of the “Banksia Awards Foundation” when it was established in 1989. These awards acknowledge environmental integrity through change and innovation by individuals, schools, community groups, industry and commerce, leading to the reduction of damage and the increase in healing to our beautiful planet. These awards are still held every year.
I am also an active member of the Sherbrooke branch of U3A (University of the 3rd Age). I tutor a class called “Language and Ideas” in which we explore words and their historic roots and how we apply them in modern day English. We also read and discuss articles from the media, magazines and other publications.
My hobbies are gardening, classical music and reading.