Psychological Assessment and Treatment
Please note that I am currently at full booking capacity. I am currently not accepting new clients who are referred under a Mental Health Treatment Plan, Workcover (SIRA), NDIS (plan managed or self-managed), DVA clients or private clients. This will be reviewed in February 2022. My sincere apologies to those in the community who are seeking psychological support. Please talk to your GP if you would like referral suggestions.
For GPs, Workcover personnel, and other referrers, please call if you have any questions or concerns.
Corona Virus Update - August 2021
All clients are asked to consider telephone consultations as a first priority. I also provide counselling via Skype (or Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp). Subject to your mental health needs, persons who require counselling are still able to do so by attending my office in person. Please contact me if you are unsure.
In my private practice I maintain social distancing (minimum 1.5 metres) at all times. All items in my office are sanitised between each client. This includes pens, clipboards, iPads, eftpos terminal and furnishings.
Free single-use surgical masks are available for all clients. Face masks are mandatory. QR Code sign-in is mandatory for parents, partners, and support persons who are attending with a clients.
I work with the general community in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief-related issues and relationship problems. I also provide therapy that focuses on relaxation, distress tolerance and communication skills. I have a particular interest in workplace matters, and issues relating to interpersonal (personal and workplace) relationships.
I also have an interest in work-related trauma, those suffering from PTSD, and work-related stress. I treat professionals who work within emergency services, including police, paramedics, fire services, SES, nurses, medical professionals, corrections staff, and other emergency responders and first responders.
Depending on your needs, I am trained to deliver Trauma-Focused Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) for those diagnosed with OCD, and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy. Determining what is best for you is discussed during counselling. Counselling is available via face-to-face or via Skype. Trauma-based treatment is only delivered in person.
Work-Related Trauma and Work-related Stress Counselling
I have a particular interest in those who are experiencing work-related stress, single-event or multiple-event work-related trauma, and workplace interpersonal issues (including bullying) and/or burnout. Work-related trauma and stress may occur in the context of policing work, attending incidences' as a paramedic, firefighter, emergency services rescuer (SES), or within the medical and nursing professions. Those who are associated in some way with a suicide or a serious on-site event, are encouraged to attend.
I am a registered psychologist and a full member of the Australia Psychological Society. I am also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Sciences Association. I have over thirteen years of counselling experience with children, adolescents and adults. I have a current Working With Children Check certificate.
In my capacity as a registered psychologist, I am a service provider for Medicare Australia and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). I am a registered provider for NSW Workcover (SIRA), as well as Queensland Workcover, Victorian Workcover, and South Australia Workcover. I provide support for those registered with NDIS who have Plan Managed or Self-Managed funding. (There are no out of pocket expenses for seeing me if you are using your NDIS funding.)
If you would like to see me, first visit your GP (book a longer appointment) who will assess you, and provide you with a referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan. Each session with me normally costs $160.00. Having a Mental Health Treatment Plan means you are able to receive a Medicare rebate of $88.25 following each session. You can also see me privately, which will require full cash or card payment ($160.00) however this will mean you will not be able to claim a Medicare rebate. If you choose to see me privately you do not require a referral from your GP. Medicare will not have any record of your attendance if you see me privately.
Please email me or call or text 0400 407 968 if you have any questions.