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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
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

 

An Important Update on Medicare Sessions

On 12 December 2022, the Federal Government has confirmed it will not be extending the temporary additional 10 psychology sessions beyond 31 December 2022.  This year (2022) patients were able to access 20 sessions, however, it will revert back to 10.  This will have implications regarding the frequency of your treatment.  You can of course, have more than 10 sessions, however, those sessions will be full fee with no rebate from Medicare.  For current patients, you may be required to obtain another review care for 2023.  We will let you know via email if this is required (closer to your sessions).

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.

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.

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