Zonta Club hears from counsellor at meeting

SPEAKER: Zonta Club of Port Lincoln president Jo Hay with Heidi Woodstock, the guest speaker at the February meeting. Photo: Supplied

SPEAKER: Zonta Club of Port Lincoln president Jo Hay with Heidi Woodstock, the guest speaker at the February meeting. Photo: Supplied

The Zonta Club of Port Lincoln welcomed qualified counsellor and accredited social worker Heidi Woodstock to its February meeting for a chat about her work.

Ms Woodstock has been in practice for more than six years and is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She also holds a Master in Social Work.

At the meeting she acknowledged the complexities of working in a regional area and provided an insight into working in private practice as a therapeutic social worker and counsellor, as she helps clients gain results by using strategies such as mindfulness and values clarification.

With a professional interest in pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum anxiety, depression and mental health, Ms Woodstock explained how she offered empathy and understanding, providing support with relationship counselling, dealing with trauma, grief and loss, infertility, parenting and building self-esteem.

One of her roles is in offering specialist professional counselling service to women and families at a vulnerable time in their lives.

Those present found the discussion most interesting and Ms Woodstock was presented with a gift.

The next Zonta Club of Port Lincoln meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 23 at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at the Grand Tasman Hotel meeting room.

A short film will be shown based on a true story, featuring the work of Dr Barry Kirby and The Hands of Rescue in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Kirby was a guest speaker at the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln's International Women's Day brunch in 2018.

Please RSVP your attendance through Facebook or to zontaportlincoln@gmail.com.