I have worked primarily in private practice and university clinics with adults across the lifespan presenting with a variety of mental health concerns. I have experience working with clients in different stages of life, from young adults, to mid-life concerns and working with older adults (65+ years) who face mental health concerns in later years, including transition to residential aged care, grief/loss, depression and anxiety.
I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy and longer-term psychodynamic therapy to work collaboratively with my clients to make changes in their lives. Throughout my psychology studies I volunteered at The Royal Children’s Hospital as a Family Support Worker in the emergency department where I developed an interest in supporting new parents and families. This led to further private practice experience working with parents in the perinatal period (pregnancy to 4 years post-partum) who were experiencing postnatal depression and/or anxiety, helping them adjust to life with their infant and the challenges of parenting, with a particular focus on parent’s early life experiences, their attachment styles and the impact on their own parenting journey.
I also offer Medicare rebated (three sessions) Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling for clients with a current or recent pregnancy who may have concerns about decisions related to the pregnancy, future adjustments or general issues related to the pregnancy.