About us

Overview of Thrive Beyond Trauma

Trauma impacts lives not only in the present – for the future as well. It can change how you see and understand yourself, your relationships and relationships in families. Individual, couples or family therapy can help with addressing the impacts of trauma in your elf and in your family.

Working with trauma survivors can also challenge clinicians – social workers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, and other health workers. What we feel about our work and ways we view life can change and impact our own physical, mental, emotional and relationship health. Supervision, coaching and mentoring can help with ‘not taking work home’ and helps manage the impacts of what you see and hear’.

Managers in organisations may find they may have people in their team or organisation who have experienced traumas.

About Margi

Margi is an experienced accredited mental health social worker, manager, evaluator, trainer and public speaker.  She is the Director of Thrive Beyond Trauma and has provided supervision, training and evaluation services to organisations in Australia and overseas including International Committee of the Red Cross, International Catholic Migration Commission, Department of Public Prosecution (NSW), NSW Health, and a range of community-based non-government organisations. She has worked with clients who have experienced the traumas of divorce, life-threatening illness, medical trauma, rape and domestic violence, torture and trauma, missing persons, veteran mental health. Margi has presented at national and international conferences many as keynote speaker.

Margi provides a safe, positive, sound approach to what she does embedded in latest developments in trauma, neuroscience, management, training and evaluation. She is committed to human rights frameworks and the practice of dignity.

Her part memoir book ‘Thrive Beyond Trauma; a guide for trauma workers and their managers provides thrive-building resources for clinicians and volunteers new to working with trauma survivors. 

The book also has resources to assist trauma workers to support themselves in their difficult and challenging work.

For clients

Margi is trained in individual, couple and family therapy as well as a wide range of trauma -specific therapies such as EMDR (eye movement desensitisation response); CBT(cognitive behavioural therapy); creativity psychotherapy, neuropsychotherapy, CPT (cognitive processing therapy).

For groups

Margi has facilitated a wide range of group programs for clients facing day to day concerns as well as extreme trauma in their lives.

For clinicians

Margi is trained in clinical supervision, mentoring and coaching methodologies for individual, families and groups

For teams

Margi builds functional team relationships from her understanding of management and group dynamics.

For managers

Margi supports people in their career directions from clinician to manager

Presentations and publications

Margi has been keynote speaker at a number of national and international conferences. She delights audiences with her humanity and knowledge. Some of her  work is available on ReasearchGate and Google scholar.


Margi is a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and has furthered the work of the Churchill Fellowship through her mentoring of other fellows.

We are accredited!

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers are registered providers with Medicare Australia. They have been assessed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as having specialist mental health expertise.

An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
(AMHSW) is eligible to provide services through
the Commonwealth-funded Better Access to
Mental Health Care and Chronic Diseases
Management (Enhanced Primary Care) programs. Social workers are also providers in the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program


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