Healing is a journey for the self, whilst being held safely  by another

About Naomi

I provide counselling to children, adolescents and adults on a range of issues, and with particular experience in supporting those who have been touched by trauma. For more information on my counselling see Services.

Since 1998 I have been working with children, families, adults and professionals who find themselves in a place of uncertainty, distress or change. I work with those who have been touched by trauma; who seek to understand their past experiences; and who seek to understand themselves so they might determine their future path.

I have had extensive experience working in the Non-Government sector in trauma, child development, child protection and Out of Home Care. I have also worked within the Early Childhood sector supporting children, parents and educators with attachment, child development, developmental disorders and parenting.

I provide external consultation, supervision and training to professionals working within trauma and therapeutic services, child protection and out of home care.


I approach my work with clients with honesty, empathy and a little bit of playfullness. I strongly feel a sense of honor for those who trust me with their life story and a sense of enormous respect for those who have chosen to explore their past and current experiences, thoughts, feelings and relationships.

In my therapeutic work I mostly use EMDR Therapy, incorporating other relevant therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Interpersonal Therapy and Play Therapy with children (and at times with adolescents and adults!). My work is also based on the psychobiology of trauma model, attachment theory, resilience, human development and reflective practice.

If you'd like to talk further about counselling don't hesitate to contact me on Email.


Tuesday - Friday: Hornsby Specialist Centre

Suite 7, 49 Palmerston Road, Hornsby, NSW, 2077.

Professional qualifications

  • Registered psychologist Reg No PS0001259828
  • Member Australian Association of Psychologists (MAAP)
  • Member EMDR Association of Australia
  • EMDR Accredited Consultant (EMDRAA and EMDRIA)
  • Victims Services Approved Counsellor
  • Medicare Registered
  • Mental Health Triage Provider (formally ATAPS)
  • Marte Meo Therapist & Supervisor
  • Working with Children Check No WWC0226500E

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