I have worked as a psychologist and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist for over 10 years. Since qualifying in Australia, I have worked for the NHS, private sector, forensic settings and in educational settings.
I first qualified as a psychologist in Australia, initially working in a forensic setting within the private sector, facilitating groups and individual therapy, working with depression and anxiety, offending behaviour and addictions.
I went on to work in addictions in a residential program for adolescents and as a psychologist in the Victorian education system for a group of primary schools, working with challenging behaviours and developmental disorders.
Since coming to the U.K. 12 years ago, I initially worked in the NHS in an adult community psychiatric setting. I have a special interest in exposure work, as well as personality disorder and early intervention with severe and enduring mental illness, trauma and psychosis.
My recent post was as the Lead Therapist for the Young Person’s Inpatient Unit, Nightingale Hospital, Central London were I provided individual therapy and facilitated group therapy on YPU, adult general psychiatry and adult eating disorder inpatient units as well as outpatients. Recently, I developed and facilitated a family psycho-education and support group, as well as workshops in schools around mental health. Currently I am in private practice and where I see both children and adolescent, and adult populations.
My clinical approach is based on evidence based models and practice. I an trained in and primarily work from Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour and Schema Therapy frameworks as well incorporating Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy into my work, as I recognise that flexibility in therapeutic styles can benefit patients. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing) approach for trauma and anxiety, and specific cognitive behavioural protocols for eating disorders (CBT-E).