I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with a PhD and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. My intention in clinical work is to help people make sense of difficult and painful experiences in a way that feels safe and supported. I help people to understand why they think, feel and behave in the ways that they do and to find ways to navigate life difficulties.
I have worked in public and private hospital and community settings with parents and infants, adults and groups. I am an internationally accredited Infant Mental Health Practitioner. I have focused my attention in this area for the past ten years, working with people who experience difficulties relating to pregnancy and the postnatal period. The theoretical models that inform my work include parent-infant psychotherapy, attachment theory, mentalization based treatment, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness.
I am an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor and provide supervision in private practice and university settings. I have worked on research projects across several settings, primarily to develop screening measures to facilitate prevention and early intervention and evaluate the effectiveness of group, dyadic and individual therapy.