A little about me …
Before commencing studies in Psychology in 2007, I obtained a trade certificate as a Diesel Fitter in the mining industry. In 2019 after 6+ years of psychology training and 5+ years of work experience in the mental health and disability support space, I obtained General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. I now hold membership with the Australian Psychological Society and my highest qualification is a Master of Professional Psychology from the Australian Catholic University.
I have specialised experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with trauma, neuro-developmental disorders (i.e. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD], Autism, learning problems), and general mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. I gained this experience working in a variety of settings including in private practice, non-government, and government organisations.
When engaging with me for therapy, you can expect that I will be drawing from several evidence based and contemporary approaches including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance, and compassion focused therapies. I am interested in how we can fall into life traps which often lead to unwanted and unexpected consequences and how, as humans, it seems to be inevitable that we will at times experience suffering. I am interested in how we can make space for those uncomfortable experiences, leverage our character strengths, and take committed action to live a valued life.
I also provide comprehensive psychological assessment of cognitive abilities, attention/impulsivity, academic achievement, behaviour, sensory processing, and social functioning which can be particularly helpful in determining whether ADHD, Autism, or learning problems may be involved for the individual.
You may like to see me about the following concerns:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Learning problems
As an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society, and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, you can rest assured that you are working with a highly trained professional.