Dearne has a diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors along with being trained through Lifeline in the development of complex counselling skills.
She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and participates in reflective individual and peer clinical supervision on a regular basis. Dearne uses different therapeutic approaches depending on the individual’s needs these include: Person Centered, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused and Transactional Analysis.
Her experience in private practice includes supporting people in crisis or at risk, as well as their families and friends, treatment of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues along with Pregnancy issues & Post and Antenatal Depression. Dearne has a very supportive and caring nature and sees clients from the Mona Vale Office.