Leanne graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Tasmania as a mature age student in 1995. Her twenty six year career has seen her involved in the areas of Youth Justice, Child Protection, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, working for the Australian Defence Force and the Family Courts of Australia.
After 11 years with the Australian Family law Courts as a Family Consultant, Leanne commenced private practice as a family report writer and therapist working with families and individuals experiencing separation and divorce. Leanne applies a trauma-informed approach to her practice and has recently shared her knowledge of the issue of Coercive and Controlling Abuse and the Impact on Children, and Applying a Trauma Informed Approach to Family Law, both here in Australia and overseas. Leanne is trained in Collaborative Practice and is also a trained Parenting Co-ordinator.
Her varied and extensive experience has assisted Leanne in the preparation of family reports and with working with separated couples wishing to improve their post-separation communication and parenting, along with protecting their children from further exposure to adult conflict and the impact of separation and divorce.