About me

I recently completed my Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) at Deakin University, building on years of learning about people, behaviour, suffering, and happiness.  I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA, registration #PSY0002178709. I work in consulting rooms in Grovedale, as well as at Breathe Psychology, a trauma-specialist clinic in Geelong West. My experience as a psychologist includes working at the Deakin Psychology clinic (part of Barwon Health); 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 registered yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and am training  for additional accreditation 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.