During a therapy session you’ll encounter a mix and variety of therapeutic approaches including couples and family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy, to name a few. I have a special interest in relationships, life transitions, grief and parenting. I genuinely love my work and I’ve always, for as long as I can remember, been interested in people’s stories and how they think, feel, behave and relate.
I have spent over five years working in training and supervision at the Williams Road Family Centre/Williams Road Psychotherapy Centre. It was during this time that I developed my interest and capacity in working with families and couples. To me psychological symptoms are always a part of a broader dynamic, including relationships with partners, family, friends and schools. I’ve been known to have up to ten family members in a room at one time!
I also have experience working in school and university settings. I have an active interest in research and I am completing my PhD in Psychiatry at Monash University. I have an undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience and a Masters of Counseling Psychology.
When I’m not in the therapy room you’ll find me spending time with my husband and children or busy working on my PhD. I also love to cook and catch up with my close friends over coffee.
- PhD candidate (Psychiatry, Monash University)
- Master of Psychology Peer-reviewed Publications(Counselling, Monash University)
- Graduate Diploma in Family Therapy (Swinburne University)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Monash University)
- Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience (Monash University)
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Issues I work with:
Additional Specialty Issues:
- Family conflict
- Sexual abuse
Therapeutic Approaches I use:
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