I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health and relational issues.
I have worked in mental health for more than 15 years, including extensive clinical experience in hospital settings, trauma settings, as well as short, medium and long-term therapy.
My background includes six years as a Therapist at South Pacific Private (Australia’s leading treatment centre for addictions and mental illness) including four years as the Family Therapist. Also running Daring Way™ workshops at South Pacific Private periodically throughout the year.
Other previous employers include; Wesley Eating Disorder Unit, Aids Council Of NSW, the Wayside Chapel and Black Dog Institute. I have also worked in Community Settings with disadvantaged families.
I have done my own in-depth therapy and continue to do so. I am always looking at new ways of advancing myself by participating in personal development courses, exercise and practising martial arts. My ongoing education and professional development currently consist of supervision by senior psychotherapists, consistently more than 30 hours of professional development per year.
Master of Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy), Sydney University
Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute
Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Stuart University
Bachelor of Applied Social Science, Counselling, Australian College of Applied Psychology
EMDR Level I-II.
Brainspotting Level I-II.
Certified coder of the Adult Attachment Interview. (University of California, Berkeley, Psychology Department)
Accreditation & Professional Memberships
Clinical Member of Psychotherapy& Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
PACFA Accredited Supervisor
Clinical Member of ANZAP
Registrant on the Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (ARCAP)
Member of EMDRIA (International Association of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
Member of EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia)
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Part of Blue Knot Referral Database
Member of Abeles Consulting, a team of trauma specialists.
HeartMath® Certified Practitioner
Aligned Yoga Teacher