Dip. Arts, Dip.Ed., Dip. Pastoral Ministry., Dip. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Specialist Couple Therapy (Relationships Australia)
Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling (Latrobe University)
Clinical Member PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
Sharona is a mature and experienced counsellor who is dedicated to working collaboratively with clients who wish to make positive changes in their lives. Her training has exposed her to a broad range of theories and strategies which she can draw on and tailor to the individual needs of clients. The list includes systemic, psychodynamic, narrative, cognitive, brain-based therapy and collaborative couple therapy. Her work with couples has been greatly influenced by her training with John and Julie Gottman. Her creative use of a variety of modalities and interventions maintains interest and stimulates growth.
Sharona’s Master’s degree included “Working Systemically with Trauma and Sexual Abuse” and a study of “Post-modern Family Formation” (The Bouverie Centre). As part of the study into recent developments in couple and family therapy she also wrote a journal article entitled “The Sexual Drought” which explored the growing number of couples reporting the decline in their sex lives after children. This article was published in VAFT News (Victorian Association of Family Therapists), Vol 31, No 3, August 2009.
As a practical component of her Master’s degree Sharona worked as a counsellor at Relationships Australia for 12 months.
Sharona is committed to continual study of the latest theories and research, and attends frequent seminars and programs. This enables her to pass appropriate and stimulating interventions and information on to clients.