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Level 9, 85 Queen Street Melbourne CBD
I am a registered psychologist and counsellor working with children, adolescents and adults in Melbourne CBD. Most people I see come to me with issues associated with depression, anxiety or worry. I can help, however, with many different concerns and questions that life brings up. These may be life transitions, coping with illness, getting older, loss of meaning or feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
My psychology/counselling qualifications include a Bachelor of Behavioural Science from La Trobe University and a Post-graduate Diploma of Psychology from Monash University. Following this I attended Cairnmillar Institute and completed further training in counselling through their internship program and gained a Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy.
I have broad counselling experience gained in schools, youth services and counselling clinics.
Formerly I was a Registered Nurse working for ten years across a broad range of settings including maternal and infant health, family planning, drug and alcohol and university student health.
My treatment approach depends on you and your personality, your presenting problem and what factors may be contributing to that problem. For example, I mainly use interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) with adults and adolescents with depression, however, for problems such as social anxiety I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I often incorporate a strength-based, solution-focused approach when working with young people.
I have a special interest in existential psychotherapy which does not focus so much on the past but on increasing self-awareness of the present so that you can make choices to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This approach is helpful to address feelings of despair, loneliness and meaninglessness that can affect us at various times of our lives.
Anxiety and/or Panic , Cancer Care and Support , Chronic Pain , Depression , Self-Esteem Issues
Adolescent Therapy , Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Humanistic Therapy , Mindfulness approaches , Solution Focused Therapy
If you are experiencing anxiety or depression you may claim a rebate from Medicare for up to ten sessions per year following a consultation with and referral from your G.P.
Bulk Billing available for health care card holders and students.
I am registered with WorkSafe Victoria.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or would like an appointment.