I am a clinical psychotherapist specialising in trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health and relational issues.
I have worked in mental health for over 15+ years, including extensive clinical experience in hospital settings, trauma settings, and 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 a Family Therapist, later running Daring Way™ workshops, and recently being the Program Director at SPP. I am a Clinical Lecturer at The University of Sydney, Trauma Informed Psychotherapy Program.
Previous employers include Wesley Eating Disorder Unit, the 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 in-depth therapy and continue to do so. I always seek new ways to advance by participating in personal development courses, exercising and practising martial arts. My ongoing education and professional development 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 the 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.
Aligned Yoga Teacher