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ABOUT TIME PSYCHOLOGY
B.Sc (Psych) Post Grad Dip (Psych)
We will take the time to listen to your stories at the pace you want to tell it and we’re committed to utilising evidence based therapeutic practices. We aim to help you; feel comfortable and safe in sharing you story, find new ways to move towards your values, take control of your thinking and improve your quality of life.
We now have three treating Psychologists (Jeni and Allison have recently joined the team) of which I’m the Principal Registered Psychologist. I have over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy and I am pleased to share the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained during my decade in community mental health.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults, and I greatly enjoy the challenge of working with a wide range of people and their concerns. I do, however, have some specific interests and areas of expertise:
Recovery from Trauma and Loss
I prioritize creating safe a safe space where survivors can access their natural resilience to promote healing. I have a keen interest in Trauma Theory and am committed to validating the effects of trauma on the brain and also providing Psychoeducation around proactive ways to move through the associated grief and loss
Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
I blend Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, DBT and ACT practices with an exploration of the underlying causes of distress.
Habit Change and Goal-Setting
I use motivational interviewing techniques to help people get unstuck from the patterns that trouble them most and make desired changes in their lives.
Employment and Career Consultation
I help people recover from job loss, change careers, deal with workplace politics, apply for disability, and address creative blocks.
I provide an accepting space for discovery in which people can explore who they are, where they’re going, and who they want to be.
Anger Management and Conflict Resolution
I teach interpersonal skills and coping tools to help people communicate assertively and improve their relationships.
Everyone is welcome!
I am interested in inviting those who may not feel as comfortable in all treatment spaces: members of the LGBTQI communities, members of marginalized groups, those in non-traditional relationships and everyone else who struggles with how to succeed on this planet without forcing themselves to fit in.
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B.Sc (Hons) (Psych) MAPS
I have been practising as a registered psychologist for over 17 years, working in both education and child and family health settings. I aim to provide a relaxed and respectful space so that clients feel safe to address issues, build skills and develop insights about themselves and what’s important to them. I am passionate about assisting clients to overcome challenges and live authentic and fulfilling lives. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents and their families.
I am dedicated to building a collaborative therapeutic relationship to assist clients to overcome a variety of issues such as:
• Self-harm and suicidal ideation
• Behavioural difficulties
• Social issues
• Family, parenting and relationship issues
• School issues
• Challenges associated with life transitions
• Postnatal Depression
I provide interventions using evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness and tailor interventions to the individual. I value working collaboratively with other health professionals and services (including schools) to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals.
I am skilled in the administration and interpretation of a number of psychometric assessment tools and can provide IQ and Achievement testing using the WISC -V and WIAT-III to assist in the diagnosis of specific learning difficulties.
I am a registered psychologist with over ten years’ professional experience working across the public community health in drug and alcohol, mental health, and youth health settings. I am also currently furthering my skills by undertaking a Master of Clinical Psychology with Charles Sturt University. I practice a broad range of evidenced-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Enhancement and Solution-Focused therapies.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents aged 15 years and older in a wide range of areas, however some of my specific areas of interest include:
• Habit change and goal-setting for problematic behaviours such as alcohol, substance misuse, gambling and screen addiction
• Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders
• Coping with adjustment and stressors, such as grief, relationship breakdown and poor self-esteem
• Academic and vocational counselling
I consider myself a genuine, warm and caring clinician who aims to create a welcoming, comfortable and confidential environment to allow individuals to feel safe and supported in processing their difficulties, particularly for those entering their first counselling or psychological encounter. I’m passionate about ensuring my clients receive a positive therapeutic experience whilst also empowering them to take ownership of their lives to create positive change.
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