I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 29 years' experience working with people presenting with a wide range of difficulties. I hold a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree; a MA; a BA as well as a Post-graduate Diploma in Family Therapy. In addition, I participate in ongoing professional development and skills training.
I have worked both in the public and private sectors, where I have had the opportunity to work with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who presented with a myriad of difficulties. What has become obvious to me is that human struggle knows no age, language or ethnic background. We all endeavour to live the best lives we can live with the skills and resources we have or need to learn and develop.
I started my own private practice in Epping in early 2000.
I am a warm, insightful and supportive therapist, able to adapt my skills to suit each individual's needs and goals. I believe that careful, respectful and nonjudgmental listening is essential to provide a safe and therapeutic environment. This assists clients to explore and develop an awareness of their internal cognitive and emotional experience, as well as their sense of self and how these can interact. It also allows clients to learn and develop specific skills to manage the symptoms that they may be experiencing.
My therapeutic approach draws on a range of evidence-based psychological models, namely Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy including mindfulness. My work is also informed by psychodynamic theory, attachment theory and trauma theory.
Registered with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist by AHPRA;
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS);
Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); and
Founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Medicare provider (with specialist endorsement);
Approved Counsellor with Victims' Services (VS);
Approved Counsellor with Workcover; and
Clinical Psychologist with PCCS providing Psychological Access+ services