“Our identities are not single-storied –no one story can sum us up. We are multi-storied.” – Maggie Carey and Shona Russell
Alicia has seven years of clinical experience, utilising a blend of Invitational Practice (Alan Jenkins), Narrative Practice (Michael White), and Response-Based Approach (Alan Wade), with ongoing professional development in these and other areas. She is solution-focused, prioritising approachability, mutual respect and personal agency, walking alongside clients towards clarity of the problem and how to respond in a way that reveals one’s dignity and ethics.
Alicia’s previous work experience helped her to develop a keen awareness of how systemic ideas influence and impact individual choices, which can have a knock-on effect on relationships. People do not just act out of the blue; but are shaped by many influences, relationships, events, and broader relations of power.
Today, Alicia is passionate about helping young people and adults foster healthy relationships with themselves, their loved ones and their co-workers. She is one of the “expert panellists” for United Nations Australia Gender Equality events, and continues to provide professional development training for clinicians who wish to develop their skills in promoting equality in relationships. She has clinical experience in dealing with interpersonal issues, relationship matters, co-parenting mediation, substance misuse, migration difficulties and family abuse, including working with men who are seeking to change their behaviour at home.
Alicia holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Murdoch University, Western Australia. Her excellent academic record led her to securing a job at Australia’s leading provider of relationship support services, and delivering the alumnus graduation speech. She is currently a member of Murdoch University’s Master of Counselling Consultative Committee and also lectures for several Master of Counselling programs including Family and Domestic Violence, Couples Counselling, Group Facilitation Skills and Narrative Therapy Skills.
Alicia comes with a background in service excellence, corporate training and cross-culturalism. Alicia has lived in Singapore & currently resides in Australia.