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    Shazzy.

    Principal Mental Health Consultant.

  • Shazzy is an approachable therapist with over 30 years experience. Shazzy is able to help with a wide range of issues.

     

    Shazzy works with Individuals, Couples, Families, Teenagers, Children, People with Disabilities and NDIS clients.

     

    Shazzy has experience working with a range of presenting issues including:

     

    Workplace issues and processes.

    Communication Skills to reduce conflict and develop healthier relationships.

    Depression, and how to build resources to create a greater sense of wellbeing.

    Mania, and how to prevent and manage those states in a harm minimisation way.

    Anxiety, and how to build coping strategies and acceptance.

    Stress, and how to build coping strategies while prioritising and minimising tasks.

    Self-Esteem and Confidence issues, and how to gradually increase comfort zones/ confidence.

    Trauma, including single incident trauma and complex trauma, particularly childhood trauma.

    Autism/ ADHD, other neurodivergent challenges

    Disability Challenges, and working towards client-centred goals.

    Medical Challenges including Chronic Pain and working to improve quality of life.

    Emotional and Sensory Dysregulation, and how to build self-regulation strategies.

    Behavioural Issues, with a focus on exploring why behaviours are occurring.

    Family Dysfunction, and how to work towards a family vision with consistency & connection.

    Shazzy is an LGBTQIA+ ally and works in a person centred and trauma informed way.

     

    Shazzy is a UK trained Counselling Psychotherapist and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with over 30 years’ experience working with a range of clients, including children, teens, parents, and young adults. Shazzy is autistic, ADHD and PDA herself and has autistic, ADHD and PDA children and therefore understands the neurodivergent (ND) experience from both a personal and professional point of view from many angles. Shazzy works from a neurodivergent affirming perspective.

     

    Shazzy is multi-cultural, multilingual and has qualifications in Teaching English as a Second Language. Having experienced living in many different countries herself and speaking languages that aren’t her first language Shazzy is very ptatient with those whose first language isn’t English.

     

    Shazzy enjoys working with clients with a range of neurodiversity and mental health issues, disabilities and/ or complex family factors, as well as neurotypical (NT) individuals who prefer to see her for various reasons.

     

    Shazzy is familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-Processing (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, (SFBT) Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling, group work and telephone counselling.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Post Graduate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

    Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional

    Certified Autism Informed Professional

    Certified ADHD Clinical Services Provider

    Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist

    Credentialed Mental Health Nurse

    Professional Diploma in Mindfulness Practice

    Accredited Wellbeing Practitioner

    Accredited Holistic Medicine Practitioner

    Accredited Relationship Counsellor

    Professional Diploma in Teaching

    CertIV in Training and Assessment

    Gottman Trained Couples Therapist – Level 1 and Level 2

    Undertaking her Masters in Psychology and Psychotherapy

     

    A full list of Shazzy’s qualifications can be found on her LinkedIn.

     

    Shazzy has the capacity to regularly communicate with other support people in the individual’s life, conduct behavioural observations, make referrals, and attend online meetings with third parties.

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    Fiona.

    Mental Health Consultant.

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    Fiona Burke is a seasoned Mental Health Consultant with nearly two decades of diverse experience in the mental health sector. Her career spans ward-based forensic adult care, acute mental health in the community, and pivotal roles within the Primary Care Mental Health Service. Fiona's profound dedication to empowering individuals towards recovery has been the cornerstone of her practice.

     

    Fiona's journey in mental health began with her Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Nursing, which she completed with First Class Honours at Thames Valley University. Her early career saw her gaining invaluable experience as a Health Care Assistant and Community Support Worker, roles that laid a solid foundation for her future endeavours.

     

    Professional Experience:

     

    Clinical Lead Specialist – MH ARRS

    Fiona played a crucial role in bridging the gap between primary healthcare and specialist mental health services. She promoted an integrated, whole-system approach to public health and provided comprehensive support to General Practitioners (GPs) and their patients with complex mental health needs.

     

    Primary Care Specialist Nurse Practitioner

    Fiona worked autonomously within a network of GP surgeries, running mental health clinics, conducting comprehensive assessments, managing medications, and promoting mental health awareness.

     

    Responsible Mental Health Practitioner/Staff Nurse

    Fiona provided holistic care on a male rehabilitation forensic ward. Her responsibilities included care coordination, medication administration, and counseling clients with various mental health conditions.

     

    Fiona has expanded her expertise through leading training programs, developing clinical handover structures, and engaging in holistic treatment approaches like WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

     

    Her roles as Clinical Lead Specialist and Primary Care Specialist Nurse Practitioner in the UK have equipped her with exceptional skills in patient care, mental health advocacy, and holistic treatment approaches. In her role with the Positively Living team, she will also serve as a Psychosocial Recovery Coach and Mental Health/Neurodivergent Support Worker, providing comprehensive support to our Australian clients in their homes.

     

    Fiona's philosophy centers on holistic treatment and individual recovery goals. She believes in creating positive experiences for service users and empowering them towards recovery. Her optimism, empathy, and conscientious work ethic are reflected in her approach to mental health care.

     

    Check out Fiona’s LinkedIn

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    Joanne.

    Admin Assistant

    Joanne is the engine that keeps us running. As a trauma informed admin assistant she is here to help you book and reschedule appointments with no attitide and no hassle. Joanne is a warm and friendly human who loves to help people.