“Live the life you've imagined”
- Henry David Thoreau
I am a counselling psychologist experienced in helping clients overcome problems such as depression, anxiety, grief, postnatal depression and relationship difficulties. I often tell people that I love working with everyday people who are trying hard to improve their lives.
I have also co-written a book about baby sleep called The Sensible Sleep Solution: A Guide to Sleep in Your Baby's First Year.
At my rooms in Rose Park, I provide psychological counselling to men, women and couples who are, or have been experiencing symptoms like low mood, anxiety, irritability, unhappiness, life dissatisfaction and/or relationship difficulties. The aim of counselling is for us to work together to reduce symptoms and increase your overall sense of optimism and well being.
Over the years I have developed an interest in a wholistic approach to mental health. I believe it's important that psychologists consider dietary and lifestyle factors in developing a treatment plan to improve client’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
Over my years working as a psychologist, I have had a broad range of experience, gained through working in a wide variety of settings, including community mental health centres, non-government organisations and private organisations both in South Australia and New South Wales.
My Masters level research thesis examined psychological factors related to a successful transition to parenthood, and this research was published in the Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology.
I am currently working on a PhD looking at nutritional medicine and postnatal depression- bringing together my two main interests!