My secret talent:
Before becoming a psychologist, I was a professional singer! I still sing all the time as part of my own self-care.
What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I am a warm and down-to-earth person, who loves to meet new people and hear their stories. I do my best to truly listen and get to know the person sitting across from me. I don’t put on airs and graces. Instead, I like to use everyday language, humour and try to make every session feel like a conversation, not an interview. I regularly help clients explore their ‘deepest and darkest’ issues but I don’t pressure people to get into these things straight away. I believe that building a safe and trusting relationship with a psychologist is the most important part of therapy and should always come first.
What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Seeing my own psychologist is a ‘rain, hail or shine’ part of my own self care routine. There is something magic about connecting with another human being who is simply there to listen and me show acceptance and compassion.
My life motto:
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer… No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger.” -Albert Camus