I have been working as a clinical psychologist since 2010 across a range of public, private, youth, and adult mental health and have experience with individual, group and couples therapy. I have trained in a range of therapies, however, my passion, both personally and professionally, is within the foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy “ACT”.
It is extremely important to me to be genuine and to create a trusting and trustworthy relationship. I want change for my clients and change is difficult. Trust and warmth facilitates honest and at times challenging work that aims to enrich lives and decrease suffering in the long term.
ACT is a versatile model and I use the underlying science and philosophical assumptions of ACT to work with a broad range of types of issues that may be experienced. I help to teach the ACT model to clients so they too have a foundation to approach life’s inevitable challenges with. I have particular interests in: relationships; psychotic-spectrum disorders; adjustment to life events; anxiety; OCD; body image and eating issues; and trauma.
I happily work with people of any culture, race, gender, sex, or body type and do not assume to understand anyone’s particular context but I seek understanding as best I can from all my clients.
I can offer subsidised rates for concession card holders, those in financial stress, and for people working or volunteering in the environmental and/or social change sectors.
I can also work with individuals who wish to engage in integration work for growth-, or adverse-, drug-related experiences. Please note this is not psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy but an opportunity to explore experiences that have already taken place.
I also enjoy working as an accredited board-approved psychology supervisor.