Community Counsellor/Massage Therapist
Fiona enjoys working with people in a therapeutic way and has been doing so since 2005.
Initially as a massage therapist and more recently as a counsellor after completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling in 2013
Fiona has a genuine interest and belief in people, and believes that everyone deserves to be happy and content.
Her counselling approach is very supportive and caring, while encouraging insight and change
Services and Philosophy
Fiona believes there are many ways to perceive and be in the world, and that all ways are valid and have something to offer. For this reason she draws on both cognitive (rational) and intuitive (creative) modalities as appropriate for your particular needs, preferences and healing journey
For those who understand the theoretical models, Fiona uses a person-centred approach incorporating Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Expressive Therapies
Fiona specialises in:
Help with depression and/or anxiety
For more general guidance, she also offers a reflective space program for individuals and groups
Various volunteer work at Samaritan House, Woden Community Services and PANDSI
Attends a weekly meditation and personal development group, which she has been doing since 2007
Co-facilitates regular Sound Bath Meditations using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls
Author of “A Beginners Guide to the Internet“, published in 1996
Balances a fulfilling career working in the Web team at the National Museum of Australia with her enjoyment of counselling, sound healing and spending time with family and friends
Post Graduate Diploma of Community Counselling, University of Canberra, 2013
Bachelor of Arts (Communications), Charles Sturt University, 1993
Working Relationally with Conflicted Couple Relationships – Stephen Madigan, Relationships Australia Canberra & Region, November 2015
Evidence Based Techniques for Treatment of Resistant Anxiety, Worry, Panic and Insomnia, TATRA Corporate & Allied Health Training Services, October 2015
Anticipatory Grief: Change, Challenges and Living Into Loss, Australian Centre of Grief and Bereavement, September 2015
‘Core Course’ in Bereavement Counselling, Bereavement Care Centre, July 2015
An introduction to the concepts and practices of Narrative Therapy, Five Day Workshop, Robert Pereira, April 2015
ACT Advanced Workshop, ACT Mindfully, Dr Russ Harris, November 2013
ACT Introductory Workshop, ACT Mindfully, Dr Russ Harris, March 2013
Applied Suicide Intervention Support Training, OzHelp Foundation, June 2012
Fiona is available for individual and couples counselling sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.
To learn more about Fiona, please visit her website.