I completed my undergraduate study in 1977. Since that time I have worked in a range of family and welfare settings in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, and London. Since completion of my post graduate studies and registration as a psychologist in 2001 I have continued to work in the child and family welfare sector whillst developing my private practice. I have worked from Anita Trendle Psychology since 2008. I enjoy the relaxed and relationship focussed environment of the practice where everyone is welcome.
I believe that relationship is vital to the process of change and growth, and emphasise the establishment and maintenance of safety in the counselling environment.
I am trained in a range of counselling and psychological approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, crisis intervention/counselling, critical incident stress debriefing, and am currently completing training in Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy (for more information visit www.hakomi.com.au and www.hakomiinstitute.com). Hakomi experiential psychotherapy is a gentle form of self exploration that uses mindfulness as a means of accessing material not always readily available to our conscious minds.
My areas of interest include assisting people experiencing heightened emotional states such as sadness or anger that may arise from trauma and other significant life events and transitions. What has happened in our past is important, and equally as important is how we have organised our character and personality around these experiences. I believe that it is as important to listen to the story teller as much as it is to the story