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PERSONAL DETAILS AND INTERESTS
I am a registered psychologist who values working collaboratively with clients to establish a warm and safe space for them to share their experience. My approach is client-focused and grounded in the belief that everyone has the capacity to make changes and grow. My practice is guided by the core principles of trauma-informed care, such as transparency, collaboration, empowerment, and safety; as well as continuing conscientiousness and empathy.
I practice a holistic approach which uses a combination of therapeutic interventions tailored to the client’s needs. These modalities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Problem-Solving Therapy. I individualise treatment plans and am guided by a trauma-informed approach to understand my client’s experiences, some of which may have occurred in early life, which may be contributing to their current adversities. Through this, I aim to guide my client in understanding the roots of their difficulties and provide meaning to situations which can often feel overwhelming.
I am interested in working with adults of all ages and various cultural backgrounds. I appreciate that each client is unique and pride myself in ensuring each treatment plan is developed collaboratively and aimed at working towards positive outcomes.
EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE)
I have experience working with adults with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, ongoing life stressors, addiction and substance use difficulties, low self-esteem, emotional regulation difficulties and complex trauma. I have previously worked in a forensic setting.
I have facilitated many group programs within a forensic setting which has included programs focused on drug and alcohol abuse, mindfulness and emotional regulation.
Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia (full registration with Australian Health Practitioners Agency AHPRA).
Bachelor of Arts (Double Major- Psychology and Criminology)- The University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma of Psychology- Deakin University
Master of Professional Psychology- Cairnmillar Institute