I provide short and long-term individual therapy to adults, adolescents, and school-aged children. I also run weekly DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) groups.
My therapeutic stance is accepting, inclusive, and supportive - I provide equal care to all patients, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, physical ability or attributes, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The core of my practice is individual psychotherapy with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I tend to see individuals for longer-term psychodynamically-based therapy, but also offer shorter-term interventions. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space and work collaboratively with my clients.
My areas of interest are broad; this is because I am interested in you as a person and I firmly believe that your diagnosis or particular presenting problem does not define you. Your symptoms, whatever they may be, are likely an expression of some kind of pain or hurt, rooted in both your lived experiences and biological make-up. The particular areas I have more experience in are as follows:
Complex Trauma and PTSD
Personality Disorders (specifically, borderline personality traits)
Anxiety Disorders (generalised and social anxiety)
Mood Disorders (depression and bipolar mood disorder)
Addiction and Eating Disorders
Somatisation and Conversion Disorders
Grief and Bereavement
Daily Life Stressors and Challenges
Children and adolescents
I provide psychological services to children and adolescents aged 5-17, and work with a wide range of challenges across different developmental phases. Having completed part of my training at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology (Red Cross Children’s Hospital), I have developed a personal interest in working therapeutically with children and adolescents in the following areas:
Emotional Difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-injury)
Behavioural Difficulties (e.g., anger outbursts, oppositional behaviour, impulsivity)
Family Relationships and Life Changes (e.g., separation, divorce, loss, moves)
School-related Challenges (e.g., academic and social difficulties)
Drug and Alcohol Problems
Identity and Sexuality Issues
*With a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology, I also have a special interest in working with children and adolescents affected by neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric conditions (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Tic Disorders). I view the often accompanying behavioural and emotional challenges as occurring within a system, and so my aim is to facilitate a therapeutic space where identified issues are understood and responded to holistically.
Group therapy differs based on the purpose, setting, and nature of the group. Groups provide a unique opportunity for powerful change and growth as individuals share and reflect on their personal experiences with the support of a skilled facilitator. I have experience in running both psychoeducational groups (e.g., DBT and mindfulness-based groups) as well as less structured process-based groups. I am currently running a weekly Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group at Vincent Pallotti that is also open to out-patients. Please contact me should you want to know more.