About Anita

Anita is a counsellor, psychotherapist and school teacher, with over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and families. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, a diploma of education and a master of counselling degree, from the University of Tasmania. Anita is currently studying towards her masters degree in clinical psychology.

Anita’s unique blend of training and practice offers opportunities for those seeking help with a range of difficulties as they impact on family life, emotional, psychological, academic and/or social wellbeing. Her practice offers confidential support and a therapeutic approach that is sensitively tailored to suit individual clients, family or group needs.

Anita is trained and experienced in a number of evidence-based, client-centred counselling methods, using techniques from positive psychology, behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, strengths-based and solution-focused therapy, coaching and psycho education.

Anita is trained and skilled in facilitating group counselling for children and adolescents who are experiencing a range of issues including: anxiety and depression, lack of social confidence and resilience, low self esteem, bullying, friendship difficulties, parental separation, and grief and loss.

As well as working in her private counselling practice, Anita has worked in case management, special education, support teaching and educational leadership. She has worked as an Autism Advisor with Autism Tasmania, as well as within the private and public education systems.  Anita has a published book review in this  area and has delivered presentations to parents and professionals.