Welcome to my website!
Attention: BIRTHING IN AUSTRALIA RESEARCH
First Time Births Study
Birth Experiences Study
Click on the Birthing in Australia page link above.
What is a psychologist?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. We study the brain, memory, how people learn, human development and the processes behind how people, think, feel and behave.Psychologists use reliable evidence based scientific methods. Psychological therapies are widely used to treat adults, children, couples and families. There is a considerable amount of evidence that says psychological treatments are effective.
What do psychologists do?
Psychologists can work with people to manage stress and relationship difficulties, as well as treat people with mental health problems. They can also work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Psychologists aim to help people to develop skills and constructive strategies that can help them manage their difficulties and prevent future problems.
What sort of training do you have?
Clinical Psychologist's generally have an undergraduate Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Following this, Clinical Psychologist's undertake a 2 year registrar program before they can be fully endorsed.
Other mental health practitioners, such as generalist psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and counsellors will each have different training.
What type of treatment is used?
We are all unique, so treatment is tailored to fit the needs of each individual and family. I use various therapeutic approaches, dependent on the presenting issue and what works for you. Treatment is informed by attachment theory, interpersonal neuroscience and compassion focussed therapy. I have completed additional training in the area of trauma including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and have a special interest in birth related trauma.
B.Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical)