Margaret is a Psychotherapist and Speech Pathologist.
Margaret now works mostly as a psychotherapist.
After more than 25 years as a Speech Pathologist in both the public and private sectors, her work is now mostly in psychotherapy. As a Speech Pathologist she specialised in difficulties with the voice. Her interest in the links between the human voice and psychology began early in her career. She began studying these links and how psychotherapy could help with the suffering associated with loss of voice which led to further training in Psychotherapy.
Margaret completed her Masters degree in Psychotherapy in 2011 and works with adults on a wide range of life issues and challenges. She mostly works at depth, seeing people once or twice per week.
Margaret has presented her work in Australia and internationally, and has co-authored several academic papers (see below).
For more information about each of Margaret's specialties,
please click on the Psychotherapy and Speech Pathology links above.
Jacobs, M.A, van Biene, L. (2015). Psychogenic voice disorder: a view through the lens of self. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 3(2) pp 206-214.
Jacobs M.A., Kenny, D.T. (2005). Effects of Topical Anesthetic and Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy on Professional Sopranos. Journal of Voice. 19(4) pp. 645-664.
Cabrera, D., Davis, P., Barnes, J., Jacobs, M., Bell, D. (2002). Recording the operatic voice for acoustic analysis. Acoustics Australia, 2002. 30(3): p. 103-108.