Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a Parent Coach and a Professional Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists. I help parents who say, ‘I just want my kids to be happy’. I share proven tools, along with plenty of support, so parents can navigate those inevitable challenges without exhausting themselves and enjoy their children more.
Professionally I have witnessed again and again how using strategies based on love, limits, listening and laughter transform families. I’ve worked with mothers, fathers, grandparents, family daycare providers, preschool educators, teachers, therapists, clinical psychologists, and social workers. I’ve journeyed with them as they overcome challenges such as separation anxiety, struggles with sleeping, or aggression difficulties; and I’ve watched them bring more connection and more fun into their day-to-day life. I’ve been supporting parents since 2007.
I have completed extensive training with Patty Wipfler, Founder of Hand in Hand Parenting; taken an advanced Playful Parenting program with Larry Cohen PhD (Psychologist + best selling author); and studied with Davina Muse, Licensed Mental Health Counsellor at Simplicity Parenting. They all have incredible insights into children’s behaviour which are backed up by neuroscience and attachment theory (the science of nurturing parent-child relationships).
Furthermore, I have studied with the internationally acclaimed Circle of Security Project and the highly respected Neufeld Institute. Attachment Theory underpins my work. And lastly, I mentored Instructors in training for Hand in Hand Parenting since 2012; plus I lead support calls for their online courses and do one-on-one consultations.