Member: Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member: APS Clinical College
Member: Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
I have been working as a clinical psychologist in private practice for 10 years, including work within a specialist clinic for the treatment of OCD before setting up The Good Mood Clinic in Bondi Junction with Gemma in 2008.
As a therapist, I am understanding and non-judgemental and I enjoy helping people get to the heart of what is not working in their lives. In practice, I am an integrative therapist and draw upon schema therapy, cognitive-behavioural approaches and acceptance and commitment therapy to assist people make real and sustained change in important areas of their life.
My areas of clinical expertise include:
- bipolar disorder (and mood swings)
- post-natal depression
- anxiety disorders
- alcohol and substance abuse (and post rehab long-term therapy)
- helping clients improve parenting
- relationship therapy and borderline personality disorder
Previously I have held research positions at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and the Sydney Bipolar Disorder Clinic within the School of Psychiatry, UNSW.
I have a particular interest in improving treatments for bipolar disorder and I am undertaking doctoral research at UNSW into the relationship between the disorder, anxiety and perfectionism. This is an area I am passionate about because these factors are frequently involved in the onset, course and management of bipolar disorder and psychological treatments for the condition are vitally important.