I specialise in using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) since travelling to Europe several years ago to train with its founder, Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE. I continue to receive supervision from Prof. Gilbert on a regular basis. CFT focuses on building an inner capacity to respond more wisely and kindly to life’s difficulties. I am also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and continue to use this approach, as needed.
In addition, I have undertaken mindfulness training in Australia (Monash University and Openground) as well as in the United States. I have trained with Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer, two of the world’s leading teachers in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion. I am a graduate of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training (Earthrise, Petaluma, California). I hold an honorary associate position with the University of Sydney. I am a committee member for Compassionate Mind Australia.