Roxanne is an experienced and qualified systemic psychotherapist and experienced trainer. She qualified from the University of Surrey and the Kensington Consultation Centre in London. She has lectured at various Australian and overseas universities. Roxanne has presented papers at many Family Therapy conferences and has several publications.
Roxanne has led systemic training in the UK, Italy, Spain and Australia. She has introduced contemporary clinical methods into counselling agencies and consults to various helping organisations. Roxanne speaks both English and Spanish.
Roxanne was commissioned by the Victorian and Western Australian State Governments to improve services to families in the drug and alcohol and child and adolescent mental health sectors.
She is a past President of the Board of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy and is a current board member and assessor for the Journal.
Get to know Roxanne better
How long have you been a Family Therapist?
I qualified in Family Therapy (FT) in England in the early 1980's and have been working in this way since then.
Why do you believe Family Therapy works?
Overall, I think it works because FT looks at every influence on the family and places the family and their problem in that context. It also works because the whole family is involved in and responsible for developing a solution.
What made you start The Low Fee Clinic?
For two reasons: one, to provide the community with an affordable FT service and two, to offer post graduate trainees the opportunity to work with families under supervision. Many families and trainees have commented on how well this works.
Why do you think clinicians sign up for Family Therapy training?
In order to achieve sustainable change for individual clients, clinicians have realised that it is necessary to involve the whole family. Many university courses do not offer advanced skill development in counselling whole families.