Qualifications

  • Registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society’s P.O.P.I.G. (the Psycho-analytically Orientated Psychologists’ Interest Group).
  • Registered Medicare Provider
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology (Macquarie University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Charles Sturt University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)
  • Associate Diploma of Jazz Studies (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

 

Experience

I have experience working in psychiatric hospitals with inpatients and outpatients, a school, and in private practice.  I now work solely in private practice.

Adults: I have experience in the assessment and intervention of a range of symptoms including anxiety, depression, mood instability, relationship difficulties, recovering from grief, loss and trauma, family conflict, managing divorce, stress management, general life transitions, coping with significant change, and the psychological complications associated with drug and alcohol addiction.  I do not do court-required assessments or write court-reports.

Children: I have experience working with children with anxiety, depression, recovering from grief and loss, selective mutism, behavioural problems, anger-management, and social/friendship problems.  I do not do psychometric testing or write psychometric reports.

 

What to expect

Your psychotherapy session is a sacred space and time, devoted to understanding your predicament.  Together, we start by working towards gaining a deep understanding and appreciation of the distress you are experiencing and the circumstances surrounding it.  This takes place at your own pace, with respect, and in a confidential setting.  

I ask that you share with me whatever is on your mind.  You may choose to sit in a chair, or use the couch.  I listen; and talk with you in a particular way; with close attention to, and acknowledgement of, your subjective experience; and in a way that promotes your self-awareness: self-awareness of your feelings, thoughts, behaviour, needs, wants, motivations, dreams, environmental impacts, style of relating with others.