I worked as a mental health nurse in a large public institution in England for five years. In Australia, I worked in both public mental health facilities (Tasmania and Alice Springs, Northern Territory) and in Brisbane, Queensland, in a private mental health facility. My last thirteen years as a clinician, I managed an acute admission unit for thirteen years. When I left that role, I started lecturing at Griffith University in Brisbane where I currently teach mental health in an undergraduate nursing program. Since 2000, I have run a private counseling service where I see people either in their homes or workplace with a range of mental health, relationship crisis, and posttraumatic stress issues. I also provide clinical supervision to a wide range of mental health professional disciplines in both public and private hospitals here in Brisbane.