Who Am I?
D. Psych (Health)
Member Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member Health College APS
Member Australian Diabetes Society
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
I am a nationally registered Health Psychologist committed to delivering psychological services that support people to be their best selves, living a life that is aligned to their heartfelt values.
Psychological services offered include psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness training, and coaching.
Prior to working in private practice I worked in a variety of professional settings including Universities, the Not for Profit sector, Hospitals and Community-Based Organisations. I am also a published author in peer-reviewed journals.
My Special Interest
Although my practice is not confined to people with diabetes, I do have a special interest in this group. The necessary but relentless self-care regime of managing diabetes can increase a person’s risk of developing psychological problems. Burn out, mood disorders, and disordered eating are not uncommon in those juggling the demands of everyday life and a chronic illness. I work with people to help them recover from these problems and return to a life of vitality and health.
Why I Do What I Do
For most of my professional life I have worked to help people to improve their health and as a Health Psychologist, I believe that a healthy mind is just as fundamental to wellness as an optimally functioning body.
When I’m Not Working …
I enjoy challenging myself physically with cycling and relax by singing and spending time with my family. Daily yoga and meditation practices are part of my self-care and help me to pay attention to my experiences moment-to-moment as best as I can (an ongoing work in progress).