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QUALIFICATIONS

DClinPsych,BPsych(Hons),
MAPS, FCCLP

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Australian Psychological Society
Former Chair of Queensland &
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

 

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), and Work Cover clients.

 

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.

New Patients

 

Based on demand, I have a limited availability for new appointments (although working five days a week) and are assessing new patients on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, I 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.

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