We all face difficult and stressful situations in our relationships, at home, in school or at work. And many people seek psychological advice to help them through particularly difficult times or issues.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I aim to work with you to understand your current concerns or issues. We will first discuss how these issues affect you. Then, together, we introduce practical strategies to help you move forward towards a happier, more meaningful life.

My training helps me to understand psychological distress and to promote well-being. As a member of the Australian Psychological Society, I engage in ongoing professional development. Through workshops I keep up to date with the latest evidence-based treatments.

Here are just a few examples of what I can help with:

  • Anxiety MOREAnxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Australia, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder diagnosed. Please see more information on Anxiety here
  • Panic Disorders
  • Depression and Low Self-esteem
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Depression
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Sleep Issues

TYPES OF THERAPY

I work with a range of evidence-based techniques and therapies that have been demonstrated to treat mental health disorders effectively.
Click on each type for more information including what it may help with:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) +Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that aims to identify unhelpful beliefs and thought patterns. The therapy helps to replace them with more positive and balanced ways of thinking. It's based on the concept that it is the way we perceive an event or situation that causes distress, rather than the event itself. Therefore by changing our thoughts, we can improve our feelings which leads to making better behavioural choices.
  • Cognitive restructuring +Cognitive restructuring: Feelings of anxiety often stem from negative or unhelpful thoughts. We use this technique to help challenge these thoughts and develop more helpful and constructive ways of thinking.
  • Schema focused therapy +Schema therapy combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioural, attachment, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. Schema therapy shows significant results in helping to change chronic, entrenched patterns. It can work even when other methods and past efforts have been largely unsuccessful. It uses the premise that schemas result from unmet core emotional needs in childhood. The goal of therapy is to identify those needs and to find adaptive ways to meet them.
  • Play therapy for children +Play Therapy is an effective form of psychotherapy for children. It can address a wide range of emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. Children use play as a natural form of communication in everyday life. This allows them to express and process their thoughts and feelings without the need for well-developed language skills.
  • Mindfulness-based therapy +Mindfulness-based therapy teaches you to notice and accept your thoughts as events occurring in the mind rather than as facts or ‘truths’ that define you. You will learn to accept your thoughts as transient and fleeting. This reduces their impact and increases your ability to engage more fully with life. It involves a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Mindfulness is about observation without criticism and learning self-compassion.
  • Behavioural therapy +Behavioural therapy seeks to identify and help change self-destructive or unhealthy behaviours. It stems from the idea that all behaviours are learned and that we can change unhealthy behaviours. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them.
  • Problem-solving +Problem-solving: Effectively solving day-to-day problems increases confidence and decreases general anxiety. The process involves identifying the problem, developing a range of potential solutions and selecting one to test out. You then implement the solution and evaluate its effectiveness.
  • Exposure therapy​ +Exposure therapy addresses specific fears, such as phobia or social anxiety disorder. In exposure therapy, you are guided through a series of real or imaginary scenarios to confront your fears. Through this gradual process, you learn to cope better and with practice, the anxious response decreases.
  • Trauma focused therapy +Trauma focused therapy aims to address issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other traumatic life events. The method introduces adaptive coping strategies including self-care, distress tolerance and arousal reduction.