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QUALIFICATIONS

DClinPsych,BPsych(Hons),
MAPS, FCCLP

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Co-founder of MindAid
(Your Pocket Psychologist -
Coping Keys)

 www.mindaid.com.au

 

Australian Psychological Society
Chair of Queensland
State Committee
 
&
Former Chair and Secretary
(Gold Coast Branch)

www.psychology.org.au

"We all need to talk -
both to remember
and to forget."

- J. B. Peterson


NEW LOCATION FROM Monday, 27 June 2022

From Monday, 27 June 2022 I have relocated offices to Robina.  My last last day at Health on 21 was Friday, 24 June 2022 as it is closing down due to land development.  Patients can have appointments via Telehealth or see me at my new location.  I will be operating from: Chesed Medical and Surgical, Riverwalk Place - Suite 15 (Level 1), 238 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina.  There is disability access to the offices.  See details regarding parking under the "Other" tab.

 

As this has had to be a quick move, I am currently training my new admin support - so your patience is appreciated.  You can leave messages with reception staff at Chesed from 27 June 2022, who will pass details onto me for follow up.  In the meantime, please email or text me - details below.  Please note, there is a $6 out of pocket increase from 4 July - see fees page.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & New Appointments

Please do not attend sessions if you are unwell.  All patients have the option to access psychological care with me via Telehealth. 

Due to COVID-19 there has been a surge in the demand for mental health care and accessing a psychologist.  At this time, appointments are limited and I am assessing new patients on a case-by-case basis; and unfortunately, cannot guarantee that I will be able to take you on as a patient.  However, I am more than happy to re-refer you to a colleague for treatment suited to your needs.  Feel free to email via the contact page to discuss options.

WHAT IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST?

Clinical Psychologists, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of a registered psychologist, have completed another two years of post-graduate (Masters level) clinical training in an accredited, university based program. There are some clinical psychologists who use the title “Doctor”, and these highly qualified clinicians have also completed a PhD in psychology or a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych).

 

 

MY EXPERIENCE

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist working in private practice.  I completed a clinical doctorate at Griffith University which is a seven year program.  I have been working in private practice since 2007 treating adults.  I have extensive experience in working with those with complex mental health difficulties, particularly complex trauma, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, dementia, psychosis, grief and loss, and adult ADHD.   I have much experience with disability support applications (Centrelink), work cover clients as well as NDIS applications and support.

 

 

MY APPROACH

My approach to therapy is not to just treat the symptoms but consider the underlying difficulties that maintain one's suffering.  Patients often present with stress, depression and anxiety, however, my goal is to look below the surface and determine what is driving these symptoms. I use a number of strategies including techniques from schema therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy.