This is My Story

Life has thrown some interesting hurdles my way. Loss and adversity were constant companions in my younger years, and surviving and rebuilding have been my life mantra…

Vietnamese born, I was sent to France at the age of nine to a family that was not mine ‘for a better life’. Sadly, it was all but that. I ran away at sixteen, did the best I could to survive and found solace in parties, alcohol and drugs. Four years in, I was nearing addiction and homelessness, and in an attempt to start over I made a decision that saved my life – I came to Australia to live with my sister. Within ten months I was living on my own and was clean of substances, and within four years I graduated from university and began my professional life.

After two decades building my career in the corporate world I was faced with another crossroad – I found myself caught in a trail of toxic workplaces and soul destroying jobs, and could feel my sense of self being engulfed in despair. I started seeking healing help to find my way again, and in that process who I am and what I want was all put into question.

Painfully but thankfully I discovered that life success for me is not defined by a ladder of titles and status, but a growing tree of heart connections and shared humanity. With this acceptance came a renewed life perspective and I found my true calling in holistic counselling, which I realise is the perfect total sum of who I am, the life I lived and the lessons I learnt.

My new path lead me to study first at the Holistic Living Training Institute and then at the Australian School of Holistic Counselling, where through learnings I witnessed my life transform and my true self emerge. The heart of my work is about imparting my life experience and all that I am to help others live with greater happiness and find a more peaceful and centred approach to life.

Work with Me

I work with individuals, couples and teens. My counselling style is gentle, personable and respectful, with a whole lot of emotional honesty and a good dose of humour. As your holistic counsellor and coach my role is to help guide you towards a more positive and empowered way of living, so that you can be clearer on what fulfils you in life, and start making decisions that are good for you. My aim is to recognise what’s needed for your healing journey to unfold naturally, and to assist you in discovering your own capacity for insight and self-direction. 

In our sessions you are supported and empowered to:
– Work through life’s major changes and roadblocks
– Break unhealthy patterns and start living with intention
– Let go of the negative self-beliefs that are holding you back
– Rebuild your self-worth, make good choices, and move forward
– Feel whole and fulfilled again with your sense of self and purpose

I offer a free phone consult so if you feel you are ready for deep self-work that has the power to transform your life, please get in touch. I look forward to connecting and being part of your healing journey.

My Practice

I practice as a qualified Holistic Counsellor and Holistic Living Coach, with a home practice in Collingwood and a clinic practice at Four Seasons Wellness Centre in Abbotsford. I offer in person and online counselling for men and women, couples and teens. My practice is integrated, inclusive and culturally relevant, and supports all expressions of gender identity including the LGBTIQA+ community.


Diploma Holistic Counselling (Australian School of Holistic Counselling)
Diploma Holistic Living Coaching (Holistic Living Training Institute)
GradCert Relationship Counselling (Australian School of Holistic Counselling)
GradCert Advanced Holistic Counselling (Australian School of Holistic Counselling)
Bachelor of Linguistics (La Trobe University)

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