Therapy for children, adults, parents and families
Mackenzie Social Work Services is a therapy practice based in Port Macquarie.
I work therapeutically with children, teenagers, adults, couples and groups.
I provide counselling, therapy, assessment, psycho-education, coaching and strategies to help you process and manage challenging issues or behaviours of concern. 
If you or a family member is experiencing ongoing difficulties, it’s important to seek support early.
I believe in working collaboratively with you, your family members or carers and other professionals who support you such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, peadiatricians, psychiatrists and GPs. 
The social work profession is grounded in the dignity and worth of each person and the protection of their human rights and freedoms.

Therapeutic interventions

If you’re looking for an experienced clinician, I have 22 years' experience in assessment, counselling and therapy across a range of areas including:

  • parent coaching and support

  • social emotional wellbeing assessment

  • early childhood development 

  • child and adolescent health

  • relationship counselling

  • behaviour support

  • mental health assessment including anxiety, depression, psychosis, self-harm and eating disorders

  • family therapy

  • complex trauma

  • dementia and aged care 

  • employee assistance

  • debriefing first responders (eg. police, ambulance and SES staff)

Areas of expertise

  • Alcohol and other drug use

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Complex PTSD

  • Depression

  • Distress tolerance

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional regulation 

  • Family planning

  • Grief and loss 

  • Interpersonal violence

  • Mood disorders

  • Positive parenting

  • Post natal depression

  • Relationship issues

  • School and exam stress

  • Self-harm and suicide

  • Sexualised behaviours

  • Sleep problems

  • Social emotional learning



Agreed parenting arrangements, therapy progress reports for shared parenting, Fly-in/Fly-out, Drive-in/Drive-out, separation, conflict, new parents, values and problem-solving, healthy relationships.


I see children, teenagers, young people, adults, and older Australians regarding anxiety, attachment issues, depression, phobias and self-esteem. I can also support you at work regarding workplace bullying or harassment.


Supporting families to cope with significant issues such as conflict, blended families, grief and loss, separation anxiety, rules and boundaries, technology and screens, teenagers juggling friends and work.


Mental health support, prenatal depression, emotional regulation, body image, positive parenting, managing mood and anger management.


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma-informed Care, Managing Anxiety, Social Thinking, Self-care, Understanding Neurobiology,
Mental Health First Aid.


Change management, culture and team building, planning days, workplace mediation, emotional intelligence and problem-solving.

Make the time to have a complementary 10 minute chat

Our practice follows Evidence Based Techniques 

Effective therapy involves developing a partnership. I include you every step of the way by working on clear treatment goals using evidence-based techniques.

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If you are in a crisis, contact Emergency Services 000, the Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511, Lifeline 13 11 14, Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 467, Men's Referral Service 1300 766 491, 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

Social Sense Allied Health Pty Ltd acknowledges the Birpai people as the traditional custodians of the land and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge this is Aboriginal land and always will be. We also embrace inclusion and diversity regarding ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity, with a commitment to creating a safe environment for all people.

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