BA (Eng & Psych), PGCE, BPsych, BA (Psych Hons), MPsych(Counselling)
I hold a Master of Psychology (Counselling) which involved six years of training at university. Since being registered as a psychologist, I have worked with clients of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds. I have worked in various different services and settings.
My approach to counselling is person-centred and respectful. It is important that clients feel accepted and heard, and through working in a non-judgemental way this allows my clients to fully engage in the therapeutic process. The relationship between the client and the therapist is an important vehicle for healing and change to take place.
I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I have special interest in working with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, helping people who have experienced trauma, women's issues and young adults. I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, work stress, migration and assimilation issues, grief and loss, body image issues, self-esteem and trauma (including complex trauma). I also hold a special interest in working with carers of people who are terminally ill.
I draw my techniques from evidence-based modalities and tailor therapy to meet the individual needs of my clients. Because each person's experiences and challenges are different, I use a flexible and integrative approach and draw from a number of psychological approaches including:
Emotion Focused Therapy
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 training completed
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
EFT Tapping Level 1 and 2 training completed
Before training to become a Psychologist, I worked in various education and training settings.
I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a member of the Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP).