I am an AHPRA registered psychologist working with young people (14+) and adults who experience mood and/or emotion dysregulation; struggle with addictive or compulsive behaviours, including substance use, suicidal thoughts and self-harm; and eating disorders. I have a particular interest in understanding these difficulties in the context of early attachment and trauma, and seek to support individuals in understanding how early patterns of relating can influence present relationships and styles of coping.
I have experience working with individuals, groups and families across education, health and community settings and from a range of backgrounds and experiences. I aim to create a warm and validating space in which you can safely explore your challenges and work towards a greater sense of self-agency, and compassionate understanding of yourself.
My therapeutic approach integrates supportive counselling with evidence-based therapeutic approaches including trauma-focussed psychotherapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I believe strongly in honouring the uniqueness and value of every individual who comes to therapy and seek to prioritise person-centred care over a 'one size fits all' approach to recovery.