Hello! I am a Registered 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 have experience delivering a number of evidence-based therapeutic approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Motivational Interviewing. I also draw from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
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.
Additionally, I am passionate about working with young people who have experienced various forms of trauma (including abuse and neglect). I have experience in a trauma-focused approach to therapy.
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
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Body Image and Disordered Eating
- Drug and Alcohol use
- Grief and Loss
- Behavioural challenges in children and adolescents
My areas of professional interest include incorporating the evidence-based use of art, movement, music and adventure in Psychology. I aim to further develop my skills in these areas.
I also have experience working with clients from diverse cultures and have an investment in increasing my ability as a culturally safe practitioner.