I am a local community member that has grown up in the South East Queensland and I would like to be able in turn, use the skills I have gained to be helpful.
I began my journey of discovery and questioning at the age of 18 where I went to art school and completed three years of intense creativity. I enjoyed all creative areas of drawing, painting, and ceramics and majored in sculpture. I exhibited, studied in Italy and tutored at various campuses but life took me on a different turn I embraced Islam at age 23. A few years later married had children, lived in Dubai returned to Australia and completed a Bachelor in adult Education. I volunteered in many not- for- profit organizations working using both my educational and creative skills.
Finally in 2015 I commenced a Masters at QUT in counselling and graduated at the end of 2017 with distinctions for my final year thesis and publication of my very first article:
Armstrong, A.M. & Munro, L.E (2018).”Insider/Outsider: A Muslim Woman’s Adventure practicing ‘alongside’ narrative therapy”. Journal: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
With every difficulty there is EASE counselling services began as a business in May 2018. I am excited to be able to combine all my careers of creativity, teaching and counselling to strive to help others.
tHE MISSION STATEMENT
To provide therapy for all individuals, couples and families working ‘alongside’ them to find resolution and EASE from difficulties in their lives. Furthermore to facilitate hope and possibilities for the future.
Are to provide a service that will always strive to respect the essential humanity, worth and dignity of all people.
To recognise and respect diversity, culture and beliefs among people and oppose all forms of discrimination and oppressive behavior.
To respect the privacy of clients and preserve the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of all aspects of the counselling work.
To protect the rights of clients including the right to be informed.
As a practitioner my intention is to continue to develop competence throughout my professional career and abide by the laws of society.