I am passionate about creating a safe space for people from all walks of life, where I treat them with dignity and respect. My therapeutic style is typically compassionate, down-to-earth, honest, transparent, respectful, encouraging, and direct.
I work collaboratively with clients to tailor evidence-based treatments to their needs, values, and treatment goals. I also take careful consideration of their psychological, physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual influences.
I see people who may have concerns around anxiety, depression, stress, physical and/or chronic health conditions (e.g., autoimmune diseases) that affect mood and functioning, as well as trauma and acquired brain injuries. Some of the treatment therapies I use include Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Cognitive-processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused brief therapy, and other positive strengths-based approaches.
I am a clinical psychology registrar, an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered psychologist, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). I have experience working with short and long-term treatment of a broad range of mental health conditions across the lifespan and different settings, including university, aged care, and hospital inpatient and outpatient clinics.
I have a long-standing interest in supporting people with PTSD and/or other co-occurring trauma-related mental health difficulties. I completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and neuroscience, exploring how biased attention to threat may lead to the development and maintenance of war-related PTSD.