I take a collaborative and person-centred approach to support individuals and families in the face of everyday challenges. I am dedicated to creating a compassionate, non-judgemental, and safe therapeutic space for clients to share their experiences. I aim for my clients to feel heard, understood and respected at all times.
I am passionate about empowering individuals with effective strategies to achieve their goals and engage in meaningful relationships. My practice is informed by several evidence-based modalities, current research, and importantly, the individuality and autonomy of the person/s I am working with.
Works with adults, children, adolescents, and parents.
Recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach.
A focus on the individual within their context and how experiences can shape unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
Experience at Karitane working with clients with Postnatal Depression and Anxiety, difficulties adjusting to parenthood, and difficulties bonding with their infant at Karitane.
Experience in delivering individualised and group treatment in child and adolescent mental health services in a community mental health setting, perinatal mental health unit, university clinics, and telehealth.
Experience working with clients (adults, adolescents, and children) with a variety of disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression, personality disorders, adjustment disorder, phobias, complex trauma).
Publications on suicide prevention, and internet-delivered CBT for panic disorder.
Masters research on the predictors of psychiatric readmission in culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Honours research in the effectiveness of a virtual reality exposure program for a fear of heights. Research presented at several forums.
Depression, low mood, and other mood disorders
Anxiety, stress, worry
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Perinatal mental health issues
Postnatal anxiety and depression
Emotion regulation difficulties
Work and study issues
Family relationships and parenting issues
Social and interpersonal difficulties
Relationship and sexual difficulties
Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation
Body image concerns, eating disorders, weight management