Judi has worked as a Counsellor / Social Worker for 20 years. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) as well as a Certified Imago Therapist with the Imago Relationships International (IRI).In 2012 she was invited to London to assist in a 3 day Couples Workshop with focus on Encounter Centred Couples Therapy and did specialised training in this area whilst there. Prior to 1990 she was the Training Officer and Supervisor of Counsellors at Lifeline Sunshine Coast for 10 years and previous to that, a Registered Nurse for 13 years. Such a background has provided Judi with her own significant and distinctive perseptives of the assimilation of the complex nature of our humaness and hence the difficulties we can find ourselves in psychologically, emotionally and socially.
Judi’s experience also as a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker at a major Brisbane Hospital and her opportunity working at a Brisbane University as a tutor amplifies her capacity to connect deeply with people and assist them with tools that they may relate to to help them. As well as private practice, Judi continues to work with the Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service where she has worked since 1993. Her knowledge of working with people who are severely traumatised and distressed is extensive. She has a capacity to see clients with a broad specturm of issues – individuals, couples and families. Judi combines an extensive range of therapies including MIndfullness, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (to name a few) as well as being able to assess whatever treatment is necessary to treat Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Judi is highly qualified to work with couples and families with extensive training in these areas.
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