Senior Clinical Psychologist / Team Lead
Tuesday - Friday
Initial consultation (75 minutes): $420
Therapy sessions (50 minutes): $320
Medicare rebate: $137.05 p/session
Bachelor of Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology
A little about me
My 20 years of experience working in government services, not-for-profits and private practices in clinical and leadership roles has instilled in me a passion for trauma-informed care and clinical supervision. My clinical focus has been supporting people in overcoming traumatic experiences including all forms of childhood trauma and abuse, interpersonal violence, complex trauma and a range of mental health conditions.
A strong grounding in attachment science guides my practice and my focus on the therapeutic relationship, where I aim to create a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their more vulnerable aspects of self. I work at the pace of my clients, take an open and accepting therapeutic stance, and value individuals’ dignity and lived experiences.
The wide range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities I use, allow me to work collaboratively with clients in developing an approach tailored to each unique presentation. This includes working with couples as well as individuals.
My areas of interest are
- PTSD and complex trauma (including adult survivors of childhood trauma)
- Mood disorders
- Interpersonal challenges
- Life transitions
- LGBTQ+ issues
- Relationship issues
I work with
- Members of the LBGTQ+ community
- Schema Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy – Couples and Individual (EFCT and EFIT)
A bit more about me
What has working in and studying psychology taught you?
That positive change happens in the context of safe connections. Given the right opportunities at the right time, people have a remarkable capacity to grow, develop and recover. People are more than what has happened to them.
What is your self-care ritual?
Time with loved ones, including chosen family, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, getting to the gym or pool and walking my dog. I also love good food and travel.
A fun fact about me
I once competed against Ian Thorpe in a swimming race… and lost!