I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist who has substantial experience working with children, adolescents, parents, young adults and families in a variety of settings including the NHS, private sector, and as a sole practitioner. I studied and trained in the United Kingdom completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology with Commendation and Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Psychology.
I have worked with various mental health presentations and conditions including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Phobias, Self-harm, Suicidal behaviours, Attachment Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Anger Management, Exam Stress, Emotional resilience, Self-esteem difficulties, Sleep difficulties, Neuro-developmental Disorders, and Sport Injuries & Performance Difficulties.
I am also trained in administering and interpreting a range of psychometric assessments including; WISC-V (6-17 year olds), WAIS (16-90) and neuro-psychological assessments. The results from these assessment processes can be used to help guide a young person’s learning and inform the type of care and support that they may need. I also have extensive experience working in diagnostic teams for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
I am passionate about supporting clients and to help them work through highly distressing and challenging circumstances. I have a vast amount of experience working with vulnerable children, young people, parents and their families as I believe this is a critical part of the therapeutic process ensuring parents are involved in a young person’s therapeutic journey and promoting positive change not just for the child but for the whole family. Through therapeutic work, I seek to provide clients with psycho-education about their own concerns/difficulties as well as providing them with strategies and skills to better help and support themselves. I also provide in-direct consultation and therapeutic support for parents/carers, schools, and other organisations/professions.
I am also APHRA and member of both the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the APS Disaster Response Network (DRN). The Disaster Response Network (DRN) is a national volunteer network of APS psychologists with specialist training in supporting first responders affected by trauma and critical incident stress. Working with other emergency service providers the DRN proactively check the mental health of frontline staff who are exposed to stressful and traumatic events in the course of their work e.g. Bush Fires, Flooding, etc.
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