I am a Senior Occupational Therapist and Infant Family Practitioner (IMH-E®), with experience in disability service provision, hospitals, schools, day cares, and private practice. Having decided to specialise in work with young children and their families, I completed a Masters in Infant Mental Health at Edith Cowan University.
Now, I largely work with families of young children (~0-8 years) experiencing relational upset caused by child social or emotional problems, gross and fine motor delays, sensory processing differences, sleep disturbances, mealtime battles, toileting troubles, or difficulty feeling close with one another. I work with a relational focus, understanding that the well being of a child and the well being of the family go hand-in-hand. My practice is informed by evidence based interventions including Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-up, Mentalisation Based Therapy for Children, Circle of Security Parenting, SOS® and Ellyn Satter Approaches to Feeding. I am also a paediatric massage consultant (baby massage).
My clients are eligible for Medicare, private health fund, and/or NDIS rebates for services (self managed plans).