I am a Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar. I have full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and hold a masters degree in Clinical Psychology.
I have extensive experience working with young people and their support networks across both government and non-government settings. I have worked a great deal with young people aged 15 – 25 and also have experience working with younger children and adults.
I love to incorporate the individual strengths and interests of my clients into my therapeutic approach and like to think outside the square. I have a gentle, down to earth and client-centred approach to therapy. That means that my goal is to ensure sessions are suited to you and your individual needs.
I incorporate a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Imagery Rescripting. Where appropriate, my interventions include play therapy and other expressive (creative) approaches.
I am passionate about working with people (particularly adolescents and young adults) who have experienced various forms of trauma (including abuse and neglect). I have experience in a trauma-informed approach to therapy.
Other areas of professional interest include working with people in marginalised communities and the mental health and wellbeing of people within the creative industries. I also advocate for the benefits of a holistic approach to therapy; looking at how sensory/body-based activities and what people do outside the therapy room can benefit an individual.
I have experience working with clients from diverse cultures and have an investment in increasing my ability as a culturally safe practitioner.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who may be seeking assistance with the following:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental and Complex Trauma
- Attachment concerns
- Relationships (including caregiver-child relationships)
- Adjustment issues (relating to life changes such as separations, transitions etc)
- Identity and self-esteem
- Stress Management
- Mood Disorders (including Depression)
- Anxiety Disorders
- Grief and Loss