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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

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.

OFFICE LOCATION CHANGE from 1 July 2022

I rent an office space from Health on 21 Medical Centre. Health on 21 is closing 30 June 2022, which means I will be finding a new location to work from.   It does not alter current appointments booked, however, please be aware I may need to do Telehealth for several weeks until I find a suitable new office location.   

 

 

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.