Over the past ten years I have worked as a psychologist supporting children, adolescents, families and adults in various education and government settings. My experience within both government and private sectors, has allowed me to gain skills in dealing with a range of social, emotional, behavioural, and academic difficulties. I have also facilitated group programs including parenting courses with a focus on understanding trauma and attachment issues.
The basis of my approach lies within the therapeutic relationship, which allows for a non-judgmental, gentle, and compassionate experience. I help people gain insights and awareness into their past experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I create a safe and open space for discussions and help my clients take steps to improve their lives. I treat the whole person, empowering people to process their emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
I use an integrative approach tailored to my clients’ needs. I combine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with elements of Mindfulness-Based Therapies and Strength-Based Therapy.
My areas of specialised expertise and interest include:
- Grief and Loss
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Exam and HSC anxiety
- Adolescent Issues
- Sleep issues
- Relationship Issues
- Parenting Concerns
- Life Changes