About 

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Hi, I'm Cheryl and this is my 'Bio'. 


With over sixty years of experience being a human (daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, colleague, partner) and over thirty years of experience in the helping professions, I've learned a lot about life and people. 

Curious by nature, I've always been interested in what drives our behaviours, what we need in order to heal from old wounds and what we need to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.  Journeying with other humans in the therapy space taught me a great deal and made me even more curious. I wanted to know more, to understand at a deeper level.  This sent me on many 'quests' for knowledge and understanding and I undertook a number of training programs.  I believe each one has given me knowledge that has helped me better understand myself and others and skills that I can use to support others on their journeys.

After an early entry into the workforce (a stenographer at age 15!) and starting a family in my early 20s, my first foray into further study was in my early 30s when I completed a degree in Teaching Technical & Further Education.  To help me with the pastoral care of my students, I completed a Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy - my curiosity piqued and my passion was ignited.  I continued my studies with:

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling

  • Master of Counselling & Human Services

  • Diploma in Family Therapy

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision

  • Couples Counselling - EFT Levels 1, 2 & 3

  • Couples Counselling - Gottman method

  • Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work

  • Certificate in Expressive Therapies for Children & Young People

  • Certificate in Transpersonal and Expressive Therapies for Adult clients

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1 and 2

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
     

For the past fifteen years I've been involved in the training and supervision of trainee, graduate and experienced therapists.  I have run workshops, delivered lectures and supervised students in Post Graduate and Masters programs at Monash University, the University of New England, the Australian College of Applied Psychology and The Cairnmillar Institute. 

I also run a private Psychotherapy and Supervision practice Online and at Inverloch and recently co-created a Supervisor Training Program, endorsed by PACFA.