I have read most of what Scott Peck has published multiple times and each time I develop a deeper appreciation for his wisdom. The quote above reminds me that the distress people feel from problems is sometimes a disguised form of growing-pain. Occasionally, we all need help to grow and thus transcend the problems that hold us back.
I take my position as a clinical psychologist passionately and with conviction. Accordingly, I have spent more than a decade delving deeply into all things 'psychology'. With extensive formal training to complement my extended tertiary education, I have become fluent in several psychological therapies. I like to think of therapies as different languages - some languages are better suited to a person or a particular problem. An essential building-block for effective therapy is finding a language/therapy that captures both you and a way to overcome the difficulties you experience.
I believe therapy should be guided by strong and objective evidence, and I want people to know that I truly care about helping them. That’s why I believe in tailoring a therapeutic approach so that it fits you and responds to your needs. I want to help you overcome challenges and reach the goals you strive towards.
You can have confidence in the service I provide because I am fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Indeed, it's important to me that people trust that I am strongly committed to well-evidenced and ethical practice. I am also a member of both the Australian Psychological Society and the College of Clinical Psychologists. For over 10 years my experience has encompassed working with people of all ages and from a broad range of cultural backgrounds. Ultimately, I aim to empower people by cultivating meaningful and long-term outcomes.
MAIN AREAS OF CLINICAL FOCUS
- Anger management
- Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks
- Behavioural problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Anger management
- Family/parenting issues
- Pain management
- Sleep difficulties
- Substance abuse/dependence
- Trauma (including complex trauma)
- Treatment-resistant disorders