Bachelor of Arts (Hons Psychology) Australian National University (ANU)
Master of Applied Psychology (Counselling) University of Canberra (UC)
Member of the Ausralian Psychological Society (MAPS)
International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist and provide psychological therapy and counselling psychology for mental health, workplace and life transition issues for individuals from 17 years of age to older age.
I use a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, and work with each client to develop a conceptualisation and approach that best responds to his/her unique, individual situation. The goal is to help clients better understand what is happening and to foster patterns of thinking that facilitate change and improvements in quality of life.
I have a life-long interest in psychology, international relations and in advertising/marketing and have pursued my interest in all three at different stages in my life.
I was a psychologist with Mental Health ACT (now Mental Health, Justice Health and Alcohol and Drug Services) for nine years (including four years as the Principal Psychologist and Director of Psychological Therapies) and also was a psychologist in the non-government sector with Centrecare (now Catholic Care) and am currently in private practice.
I have a first-hand appreciation of the regulatory framework for psychologists in Australia from my employment as Professional Officer Psychology with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
In other fields I have an extensive background in management and policy in the Australian Public Service and the private sector, including as a member of the Senior Executive Service and as Australian Ambassador to Mexico and High Commissioner to Vanuatu.
I was recruited by BMW Group Australia at executive level, to assist with developing and implementing a marketing program for the foreign diplomatic and consular corps in Australia.
In addition to the provision of psychological therapy and counselling psychology to clients I have a particular interest in the ethics underpinning the delivery of services to clients by psycholologists.