Keri has worked for over 20 years with people of many walks of life, who experience difficulty with life situations, emotions, actions, or remaining connected in their relationships. Keri has been a registered psychiatric nurse since 1995, and started Narrative Therapy practice in 1998. She has worked with folks (and the important people in their life) in hospitals and community settings, often as part of crisis and mental health services. While having benefited from training and practice in many modalities like CBT, mindfulness, DBT, ACT, EFT, MI, Somatic and various Family Systems Therapies, Narrative has provided the worldview and approach of preference particularly when responding to a wide range of problems in people’s lives, including her own. She has become increasingly interested in exploring how the body responds to adversity, and how healing happens not only in how we enact meaning in our lives, but also in how we can help our bodies process the effects of these challenges.
What is Narrative Therapy?
It is a respectful and non-blaming approach to counselling which centers people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. It explores how we (or others) make and enact meaning in our lives. It is through conversations and reflections that problems can be investigated and then approached and enacted in preferred ways.
Virtual Counselling can be a good alternative to getting some assistance in facing life challenges as it is often more accessible and flexible. It can be more convenient and helpful if you don’t know where to start, have other commitments or a situation that makes getting to another place tricky. It is about engaging in a conversation like we might face to face, only over the phone or by video. It is easy, convenient and completely confidential.
Certificates and Training
ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy)
Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (University of Melbourne)