I am a barrister and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). In addition, I am also qualified as a psychotherapist, specialising in relationship counselling. I offer professional, discreet Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) for family law matters, including parenting plans. FDR provides couples seeking a divorce or de facto separation an opportunity to try to agree to arrangements for your family and property without the expense and distress of a court process.
Separating families who have a dispute about children are required by law to make a genuine effort to try to resolve it through FDR before filing an application for parenting orders in court. This also applies to those seeking a change to an existing parenting order. There are a few exceptions to this, including family violence, child abuse and urgency. Unless an exception is applicable, those seeking to have a parenting matter determined by the Family Court will need to file a s60I certificate, issued by an FDRP. I can also assist you in coming to an agreement with regard to property arrangements, without going to court. FDR with an accredited FDRP is confidential and not admissible under the Family Law Act 1975. This allows parties to work together to try and attain the best agreement for both of them.
I can conduct Family Dispute Resolution and other mediations in a location of your choice or in onshore rooms.
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, offering both individual and couples counselling for relationship and life issues. I grew up on the Northern Beaches but qualified in London and worked for several years at the London Marriage Guidance Council and The Tavistock Institute. Following many years in private practice, I have now returned to my home in Elvina Bay. Being in the offshore community gives me insight into the pressures that can arise, living in our unique environment. I can provide very discreet counselling at either your home or in onshore rooms.
Dru Yoga with Katya Marden, accredited Dru Yoga teacher, insured with OAMPS
Dru yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft, flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation, and is suited for all levels of fitness. It is the “Yoga of the Heart”. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, it works on body, mind and spirit-improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and rejuvenating your whole being. Each class includes traditional pranayama (focus on breath), asanas (physical movement) and deep relaxation.
|Tuesdays 9 am – 10:30 am||Scotland Island Community Hall||Casual $20; 4 classes for $75|
Cert III & IV in Fitness
Institute Champion Award – AIF
Come join our Fun Fitness Bootcamp! Enjoy Super-Variety fitness sessions including: Weights, Boxing, Cross-fit, Intervals, Core work & Stretching etc.
Join AIF award winning Trainer Andy Derijk who has been featured on:
- TBL- The Biggest Loser
- Sunrise Breakfast show
- And trained celebrities including Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch & TV presenter James Mathison
All fitness levels welcome at our Bootcamp, plus Personal Training also available for tailor made sessions to achieve your fitness goals:
- Weight loss
- Increase Strength
- Build Lean muscle
- Get Healthier & Fitter for life!
We have a friendly fun group and your 1st Session is a FREE trial, come try before joining!!
|Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 am||Elvina Bay Park (near fire shed)||First class free, then $20 per class|
Want to get fitter and stronger and meet a friendly bunch of people at the same time?
The Island Bootcamp (IBC) is on every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7 am to 8 am. It is free of charge and everyone is welcome, whatever your age or fitness level!
The coaches are all volunteers from the group and we alternate through the month. Everyone exercises at their own risk and we ask that anyone joining us acknowledge that we are not professionals and that it is up to each person to decide which exercises are appropriate for your level of fitness.
Yoga with Mandy Alderson | The Balance Collective
Saturday 9 am to 10 am
All levels welcome | BYO Mat and Props
$18 per class
Mandy has been practicing Nia for 6 years and is a Blue Belt Instructor. She’s an accredited Mindfulness, Meditation and Nia teacher and is passionate about sharing the joy of Nia.
Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor – Angela Cooney
Qigong and Tai Chi have a basis in Taoist Philosophy and a background in martial arts. Slow, controlled movements co-ordinated with the breath form a meditation in motion, balancing body, mind and spirit. A regular practice helps build strength, improves flexibility and mobility, calms the mind and promotes overall good health and vitality.
Check the calendar for dates.
Facial/ Peel Treatments, Body Treatments, Massage/ Hot Stone Therapy, Mani/Pedi, Waxing/Tinting, Makeup.
Gift certificates available.