About

I am passionate about each individual’s wellbeing and consider myself to have an earthy, genuine, empathic, kind, and, where appropriate(!), humorous approach to therapy. My aim is to assist each individual develop further insight / understanding of themselves, learn ways to free themselves from unhelpful patterns of behaviours,  develop richer and more meaningful relationships and facilitate a smoother and more fulfilling journey through life.

Qualifications
Honours and Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Flinders University of South Australia.
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (SAAH)
Clinical Psychologist and a Member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.
Board Approved Supervisor – supervise Trainee / Provisional Psychologists in addition to supervising General Psychologists for Clinical Endorsement.

(In my ‘previous life’ I worked as a Registered Nurse)

Experience
I’ve worked as a Psychologist since 2000 in both public and private sectors. Across thirteen to fourteen years in the government sector I worked in the areas of community health, mental health and forensic health. In a private capacity, I worked at ‘Headstart Intervention Services’, ‘Developing Minds Psychology and Education’ and The Flinders University of SA, where I was based at Noarlunga and worked as a Clinical Supervisor of PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology Students. I have also supervised General Psychologists for the purpose of Clinical Endorsement.

I have experience working with numerous issues including anxiety, depression, parent-child relationship issues, anger, rage, self-harm and complex and specific trauma.  I have also worked with those who perpetrate abuse with the aim of  assisting them to live a pro-social life which thereby increases safety for those around them.

Particular interests include working with adolescents and helping parents navigate the challenges of being a parent, (particularly when their own ‘stuff’ from their background is blocking the kind of parent they ideally want to be).  I am also particularly keen to assist people with a history of childhood trauma and help those who struggle with anger and aggressive behaviour.