I'm now semi-retired. No longer
working in Dandenong and no longer be taking
new general counselling cases.
However, I'm still taking some referrals
relating to Violence to Parents. I'm still in
Pakenham on Thursdays and now at Headspace in
Knox on Tuesday afternoons.
Still available for talks and training in
Pakenham on Thursdays:
My Place, 5-7 Main Street (near McGregor
Road). No after hours appointments.
2 Capital City Blvd, Wantirna, 3152.
For Headsapace referrals ring 9801 6088,
I have a book contract with Austin Macauley
publishers and my book on violence to parents,
Who's in Charge? will be available in
2017. It's been 10 years since I started it!
This web-site exists
mainly to provide info on
violence to parents and parent
abuse as there is almost nothing
on the web. See link to
"Violence to parents" in the bar
It also provides a way
to contact me even if my e-mail
FROM A RECENT E-MAIL:
I seriously felt that I was on my
last legs until a very dear friend
told me about your website. I live
in outback QLD and first looked at
your website at work and I
couldnít stop crying. Everything
that I was reading I had been
through and am still going through
but on different levels. Your
website has given me a source of
normality, knowing that other
parents have gone through or are
going through the same issues that
we have faced.
I have been totally inspired
about your website and have taken
solace in it.
I seriously believed that I was
the only one going through this
and didnít even think there would
be a website like yours.
I can relate to the letters from
your parents that are on your site
in some way.
I felt like I had nowhere to turn
to until I read your website,
every word of it. It gave me
strength and confirmed to me what
we are doing is the right thing.
Being strong and united, setting
boundaries and sticking with them.
With Barbara Cottrell and Javier
Urra at Madrid Conference Sept 2011.
Barbara and I were the two
international speakers at a large
(300+ professionals) conference
specifically on violence to parents.
Thanks to Javier and the team at
Recurra in Madrid.
am a Psychologist, Social Worker,
Family Therapist, Trainer,
Supervisor, Student, Writer,
Parent, ex-Foster Carer &
Glaswegian (though not necessarily
in that order). I have 40-+ years
experience (that's work experience
- a bit more life experience,
live in Melbourne, Australia with
a wife, a son and a cat.
the "About Eddie" link in the bar
above if you want to know more.
website is under (cheerfully
amateur) construction (&
always will be)