I am a Clinical Psychologist with 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 want to offer my clients the compassion and empathy they deserve and support them to learn ways to extend this to themselves.
I am passionate about working with people across the lifespan who have experienced various forms of trauma (including adverse childhood experiences and complex trauma). As such, I take a trauma-informed approach to therapy where necessary. In addition, I have experience in an array of therapeutic approaches and collaborate with my clients to find the ones that fit best for them. These interventions include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Imagery Rescripting
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Play Therapy
- Expressive/creative approaches such as art, nature, adventure and movement.
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