I am an AHPRA-registered psychologist (#PSY0002178709). I have earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) at Deakin University, with this formal study building on years of learning about people, behaviour, suffering, and happiness.
My experience as a psychologist includes working at Breathe Psychology, a specialist trauma psychology clinic. I have worked at Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative; the Barwon Health Eating Disorder Service; Central Australia Aboriginal Congress and Headspace Alice Springs.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and CBT, but I take a holistic and tailored approach, rather than relying on one technique.
My doctoral thesis explored the role of mindfulness in recovery from depression. I proposed a theoretical link between mindfulness and subjective wellbeing homeostasis, and studied this link with a cohort of people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. My google scholar profile is here.
I have always been curious about people. My first career was as a journalist, both in Australia and Asia. I continue to work part time as the deputy CEO of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific, delivering training and peer support programs to journalists and newsrooms across the Asia Pacific. We support journalists to learn about trauma, provide safety for trauma interviews, and to build their resilience to trauma exposure. There are some wonderful resources on our website here
I spent 10 years as an Group Executive for a major national health and financial services company, managing a team of communications and marketing professionals. As a result of this experience, I have a unique perspective on workplace issues, and am available for executive coaching.
To complete my own personal diverse experience and skills, I am also a Level 1 yoga teacher with Yoga Australia after more than 400 hours of teacher training in the Iyengar tradition. Much of what happens in our minds is reflected in our bodies, and vice versa. Yoga has gifted me with a new experience of wisdom, and that knowledge informs my psychological, as well as my yoga, practice.