Therapy offers an opportunity for growth, empowerment, and change. At the same time, beginning therapy may feel like a daunting and unfamiliar experience - it takes great courage to turn up somewhere new and begin sharing your inner world with another person.
I have a special interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy. This therapeutic approach is both exploratory and reflective in nature. The therapist and patient work together to explore the patient’s emotional experiences, identify recurring patterns (in actions, thoughts, feelings and relationships), and consider how the patient’s personal and family history shape the present. The therapeutic relationship itself is also an integral component of this approach. Psychodynamic psychotherapy has been shown to support symptom relief and bring about meaningful and lasting change. If you'd like to learn more about this type of therapy and the way I work, you can click here, or please feel welcome to contact me directly.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Psychology Board of Australia. I have completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) with Honours.
During my clinical training and later work, I have practised in both public and private sectors, in hospital inpatient and outpatient clinics, and in private practice. Most recently I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist at the Mater Hospital, treating patients during the perinatal period.
I attend regular supervision and training to continue my learning and ensure that I remain up to date with current evidence-based practice. This year I am undertaking clinical training in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.