I have been a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for the past 12 years. I provide psychological services to individuals who are 18 years and older out of my private clinic in Spring Hill, Brisbane.
I have a special interest in working with people who experience complex trauma, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, deliberate self-harm, suicidality, low self -esteem, stress, relationship problems, loss and grief and work-related stress.
I strongly believe that each person has an important story to tell, which is to be heard, validated and explored. I understand how emotionally painful and stressful it may be, for individuals to disclose such emotions or experiences, that they have endured. With this in mind, I tailor therapy to fit individual circumstances at a pace that suits them. I place importance on providing a safe and supportive environment for people to reflect and share their life experiences with me, to identify their strengths and challenges and to assist them in creating positive life changes.
My approach when working with clients is welcoming, open-hearted, authentic and non-judgemental. My treatment sessions are tailored to the individual needs of the client with the intent to provide a safe, supportive and healing environment. I offer an integrative treatment model and draw from multiple treatment models and theories, including psychodynamic theory, Self-Psychology, Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am currently undertaking a Master of Clinical Psychology through Charles Sturt University and purse ongoing supervision and professional development.
I completed a Masters of Organisational Psychology between 2007 and 2009 and gained experience in occupational assessment and treatment, identifying psychosocial hazards and risk in the workplace and working with management and staff to repair and eliminate workplace hazards and risk, recruitment and selection, change management and assisted with the development and co-facilitation of leadership, team building and wellness workshops for both public and private organisations.
In 2011 I moved away from organisational psychology and started working in the field of Clinical Psychology where I worked with severe and complex mental health disorders. I worked at New Farm Clinic providing inpatient and outpatient group therapy programs and one-on-one psychotherapy for over seven years. I have experience leading and co-facilitating group therapy in DBT, CBT and ACT for both inpatient and outpatient adult populations.
In 2016 I opened up my own psychology clinic.
Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Griffith University (2003)
Master of Human Resource Management, Griffith University (2004)
Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Bond University (2006)
Master of Organisational Psychology, University of Queensland (2009)
Master of Clinical Psychology, Charles Sturt University (2017- 2021)
General registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS)