M.Psych (Clinical), B.Ed (Counselling)
Grad. Dip. Family Therapy
Grad. Dip. Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health

Dip. Clincal Hypnosis
Grad. Dip. Education, Cert IV Training & Assessment



Monday, Tuesday,
7:45 – 7:00
Friday 7:45 – 3:15



Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
Registered with AHPRA: PSY0001119200
Medicare Provider 2579991W
Full Member Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member APS Clinical & Counselling Colleges
Member APS Perinatal & Infant Psychology Group (PIPIG)
Registered Parent Educator: Circle Of Security (COS)
Clinical Member Australian Assoc. of Family Therapy (AAFT)
Clinical Member Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH)



My ongoing journey to being the best that I can be over 30 years as a therapist makes me a safe and effective partner in your growth. I encourage commitment to ‘risking being alive’ and have jumped into the vortex of change many times. This has enhanced my capacity to promote courage and resiliency in others.
My journey has included experience on a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, providing stress management and leadership training and coaching to organisations whilst employed by WorkHealth Pty Ltd (a subsidiary company of HBA now Bupa,) providing individual and group counselling to reduce alcohol and substance dependency, providing assessment and intervention for people experiencing severe mental disorders (including psychosis), on the Continuing Care Mental Health Team at Easternhealth and on the Primary Mental Health Team and Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT) at Peninsula Health and providing support to couples experiencing stress including fertility challenges.
My approach is collaborative. The therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process.

Approach to therapy

My approach is grounded in an understanding of our powerful need to attach to others. It is also grounded in respect for the power of past experience. Being a good pattern finder, I can teach clients to observe and change the way past patterns distort their view of the present. I am at core a relationship therapist who respects our mammalian need to attach & the way early attachment patterns can complicate the relational dance. I help clients into the driver’s seat of their brain to harness neuroplasticity & the mind-body connection to change unhelpful, automatic patterns.
With over 30 years experience, I am like an experienced musician who has mastered and can integrate many therapeutic frameworks and techniques to create the right melody to facilitate change. I am experienced in the following frameworks, therapies & techniques: Attachment Theory, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy, Individual & Couple Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR Advanced), Radical Exposure Tapping (RET Advanced).
I select the approach that most effectively meets the needs of the individuals, couple and families who are my clients. Therapy may be short-term or longer-term as determined by the needs of each unique presenting individual, couple or family. The therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process.

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