Before and since entering private practice over twenty years ago, I have worked in a variety of counselling and health settings. My experiences included working as a family counsellor in a community-based agency, as a rehabilitation counsellor, in adult mental health teams, in child and adolescent mental health, in educational settings, with employee assistance programs, and writing health focused print and web based materials. In private practice I have been able to continue the diversity of this work and continue to extend my skills in a range of ways. I enjoy the variety and challenge that private practice offers.
I enjoy working with people of all ages, from young children, to teenagers, to adults across the age spectrum. Much of my work has involved the provision of services to people (children and adults) with various mental health issues. I have found that many people, when provided with information and strategies, are able to recover rapidly from common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and stress.
Some other issues with which I have worked extensively are relationships (in all their forms), parenting, disability, adoption (particularly intercountry adoption), trauma, children in the care system, sexuality and gender issues, and services to children with emotional or behavioural problems.
I am a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and practice in accordance with their code of ethics. I am a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and member of the APS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Interest Group, APS Diverse Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities Interest Group, and APS Rural and Remote Psychology Interest Group.
I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with Medicare and provider of psychological services to private health fund members.
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