I work with clients who have concerns about their emotional and mental well-being as well as clients who feel they do not have any pressing issues but are interested in pursuing self development.
My areas of expertise include self-development, managing stress or life challenges, anxiety, depression and psychosis. My therapeutic style is collaborative. I work to create a shared understanding of the problem and support clients to make changes which will meaningfully impact their life. Depending on the individual's experience therapy can be brief (less then 10 sessions), medium or longer-term.
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.
In addition, I have undertaken mindfulness training in Australia (Monash University and Openground) as well as compassion training in the 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 hold an honorary associate position with the University of Sydney. I am a committee member for Compassionate Mind Australia.
I work with clients who would like support with a wide range of issues including: