"The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help" - Irvin D. Yalom
As a telehealth only practice all sessions are provided via video conferencing, and or over the phone; with appointments lasting 50 minutes. The frequency with which you might see a psychologist will vary depending on your presenting concerns and your psychologist’s assessment of this, and will be collaboratively discussed with you during your initial sessions to ensure you get the most out of accessing therapeutic supports.
Sessions are most commonly attended at weekly, fortnightly, or monthly intervals depending on your need and presenting concerns. During the initial sessions your presenting concerns will be explored, and a thorough assessment conducted to assist me to better know how to help you with what is of most importance to you, and to ensure that the practice is a good fit for your needs.
I have always held an integrated and collaborative therapeutic approach in all my work, so as to best meet my clients where they present.
I am well versed in the delivery of evidence-based clinical interventions such as:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
The theoretical orientations I frequently draw from to integrate a range of evidence-based treatments are:
and the Biopsychosocial Model
Service provision is dependent on the presenting concerns and the goals of the client, with services ranging from short-term brief solution focussed therapy through to long-term therapeutic intervention where clinically indicated.
* I welcome referrals from GP's through the Medicare Better Access scheme (where eligible), self referrals for privately funded access, and self referrals accessing private health rebates (where your level of cover allows).
* I am not currently taking child and adolescent therapy referrals with current availability and intakes for 18+ only, with apologies
* I do not provide medico-legal, family court, or forensic assessments or reports
*I am not currently taking third party funded clients (for e.g., ICWA, NDIS, EAP, Victims Support WA, or DVA).
" The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl R. Rogers
Practice Areas of Interest
I welcome referrals from these populations specifically, and any general mental health difficulties, and encourage anyone who may be unsure to get in touch and we can discuss what might be going on for you to assess if I may be a good fit.
I have experience working across the lifespan having worked with young children and adolescents, young and middle aged adults, through to those in their later years and or end of life.
This practice is inclusive and welcoming of all cultures, genders, abilities, and sexualities; and prides itself on being a safe and inclusive space for all.
Health and Allied Health Professionals
I am passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of other healthcare providers. Specifically around the challenges faced by early career and acute care medical, nursing, veterinarian, and allied health professionals such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious and or primary trauma, career related stressors and decision making, anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties etc.
General Mental Health Presentations
I have experience and a professional interest in those who may be experiencing ongoing difficulties with anxiety disorders (e.g social, generalised, panic, specific phobias, agoraphobia), depression, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, isolation, career stressors, burnout and compassion fatigue, end-of-life changes etc.
I have worked within the health department for a number of years and have experience, and a professional interest in health presentations across the lifespan; inclusive of adjustment difficulties post diagnosis or injury, end-of-life care, trauma responses, grief and loss related distress, chronic illness, anxiety, and depression.
I have experience and a professional interest in those who may be experiencing difficulty or distress following a life changing event such as: permanent or temporary injury, illness, diagnosis, traumatic event, grief and loss, divorce or relationship changes, job loss/career change, moving Country/State, University, transition to parenthood, retirement, end of life etc.