Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, Hong Kong
Rachel has had 20 years clinical experience in the health profession as a registered nurse, nurse administrator and an injury rehabilitation consultant in Australia. Since moving to Hong Kong with her husband and two sons, she has volunteered extensively, and now furthers her health skills through a master’s degree in counselling.
Rachel believes, people want to feel well, safe, joyful, peaceful, connected, and function meaningfully: they want to live their lives to the fullest. However, we can become lost, stuck, damaged, grieved or disconnected by events and life experiences. Sometimes negative thoughts and behaviours disrupt our lives.
Rachel truly believes counselling offers a scientifically tested path towards re-discovering positive life-giving feelings, behaviours and functions; she is deeply committed to guiding people along this path towards finding their own solutions, their own way.
Rachel guides and supports those who courageously seek assistance. She believes a genuine, confidential, and respectful connection with people is the basis for all helping. Rachel works together with her clients to identify their strengths to deal with troubling issues. Jointly, they solve problems and find solutions. She uses established problem-solving strategies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy amongst others.
Rachel has worked with primary aged children, adults and refugees. She addresses a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, negative thoughts, hopelessness, relationship stress, insomnia, grief, and conflict. Rachel looks forward to safely steering clients towards wellness and a fulfilling life.