As a clinical psychologist for over 30 years, I’ve helped people of all ages, professions and cultural backgrounds overcome their personal challenges & achieve their goals with an ethos of clinical excellence. Having first worked with the children and their traumas, later on I moved into working with adults who had their childhood traumas understood or treated. This began my passion for providing psychotherapy to adults with complex lives and a traumatic past.
When I had the opportunity to move into tertiary level teaching hospitals, a whole new level of learning unfolded and I loved it! Working alongside medical, nursing, psychological and allied health colleagues, at Port Hedland Regional Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, was both personally rewarding and career changing.
I’ve being running my private practice for over 20 years – first in Perth and now in Melbourne. I thoroughly assess and work with each patient to determine what is the most effective treatment, which can include more than one approach. Psychotherapy requires thoroughness, complete attention and a manageable pace .
I had generous clinical supervisors during my training. As a result, I enjoyed contributing to the next generation of clinical psychologists, providing direct supervision during their placements as they completed their masters and doctoral degrees. I have also supervised many provisionally registered clinical psychologists onto full registration. I’ve also counselled staff & students during my time at the Curtin University Counselling Service (Perth).
I am also a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and a member of the Marcé Society of Australasia. In 2016, I was invited to join the Centre for Perinatal Psychology. In 2018, I was invited to be a co-facilitator in the ‘Step Up and Go’ program with the GoGirls Foundation and continue to co-facilitate this program.
But my qualifications, experience and industry links are not what define me. It’s the positive connections I form with my clients – and the milestones they achieve – that matter most.
So whatever your challenges, whatever your goals, I’d love to be the one to help you through them. Because with me, you’ll be heard.