I have been practicing psychology since 2004, I really enjoy the work I do and want the best for my clients. I have grown and learnt that everyone has different needs and because of this the flow of therapy changes with each client. I work with adults individually and I work with couples.
As a psychotherapist my work is relational so building a therapeutic relationship with my clients is the most important part of therapy. It is through this relationship there is safety to talk about difficulties and explore what may be causing distress and disturbance.
I have spent my career specialising in trauma and I help people make sense of things that have happened in their life. I have a particular interest in growth following trauma.
Working with adults one-on-one I give them time and space to reconnect with their inner resources. My approach to therapy draws from a number of evidence based approaches, in my individual work I have trained in and have a preference for Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR Therapy, my work is relational with a narrative focus. With my couples therapy I am trained in and practice the Gottman Approach to couples therapy.
I have a love of learning and continually learn and practice new things in service to my clients. I have many influences and follow the work of Thomas Joiner on suicidality; Richard Tedeschi on Post Traumatic Growth; Russ Harris on Acceptance Commitment Therapy; Brene Brown and her research on emotions, particularly shame and vulnerability; and David Kessler and his work on grief, loss and finding meaning.
Qualifications & Memberships -
Bachelor of Psychology
General registration, Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society - MAPS
Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing
Member ASTSS, Member ISSTD.
On a personal note, I love my community and the connection I feel being part of where I live and work, I feel a sense of belonging and connectedness. I enjoy camping and I unwind by sitting near a camp fire listening to music. I love being near the ocean, looking at the water and hearing the sound of waves allows me to rejuvenate and rest.
I am a Medicare provider which means rebates are available with a Mental Health Care Plan. Private health funds may offer rebates for Psychological Services, depending on the level of cover.