Miriam is an engaging and highly-skilled accredited mental health social worker, counsellor and supervisor. Her initial degree was a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Social Work at Sydney Uni (1999). She has her Masters of Divinity from SMBC (2008), Masters of Clinical Counselling from ACU (2018) and a Certificate of Attainment in Professional Supervision (Clinical). She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
She has practiced within hospital settings (Royal Hospital for Women, Karitane), within community in Family Support Services and in crisis management as a staff telephone counsellor. Over a decade, she has worked on 4 university campuses in the roles of chaplain or counsellor. Miriam currently works as a full time counsellor at the University of Sydney and in private practice. Her experience involves working with children, teenagers and adults. She is married with primary-aged children.
Miriam has conversational Cantonese and Mandarin and she has been a cross-cultural worker. Miriam has co-edited a book, "For The Joy: 21 Australian Missionary Mother Stories on Cross-Cultural Parenting and Life" which was shortlisted 2019 Australian Christian Book of the Year.
Miriam's work focuses on her clients and the factors that impact their situation and outlook.
Through assessment and intervention, she has helped clients learn skills to cope
with their situation and bring desired changes.
Clients have experienced improved wellbeing and mental health as she guides them through
her professional clinical skills and genuine care.
Gifted with empathy, clarity of thought, insight and extensive experience,
she pairs strong theoretical understanding with practical skills.
She enables clients to find support in their decision-making
and leads supervisees in reflective, ethical practice.
Miriam works from a holistic framework, viewing the client/ supervisee as a whole person and
exploring their cultural background, belief systems, mental, physical, spiritual, psychological health.
She offers counselling, therapy and supervision in a safe environment.