Originally from Melbourne, Mandy has lived and worked in the Northern Territory, Canberra and is now settled in Newcastle with her family. Since 2006 she has worked as a counsellor, with a focus on grief, loss and trauma. She has worked in a range of organisations, supporting victims of crime, families impacted by death, including sudden and unexpected, as well as other losses. During her time in Canberra she established a Grief Centre with a colleague, providing counselling, training and workshops. Mandy has a passion to see people grow and flourish and trusts in our innate capacity to grow and change when opportunity is given to do so.