Please do not attend sessions or work if you are unwell. Check with the Department of Health website (www.health.gov.au) so you can stay up-to-date with Government advice (e.g., staying home if feeling unwell, frequent hand-washing and social distancing). See details on "Other" page with regard to Medicare Items and tips for managing Coronavirus anxiety.
Due to COVID-19 there has been an surge in demand for mental health care / 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.
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).
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 for over eleven years treating adults and older persons. 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, adult ADHD, relationship difficulties as well as men's and women's health issues.
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.