Areas of Special Interest
Models of therapy I use include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based interventions. I specialise in 'psychosis' and extreme mind and mood states.
I offer psychological therapy tailored to your individual situation and needs, based on a comprehensive assessment and on current evidence on what treatments work. Depending on your goals and our joint understanding of your troubles therapy may be brief or longer term.
Assessment and Therapy for a range of issues including:
- Extreme mind states some call ‘psychosis’
- Hearing distressing voices
- Depressed mood
- High or fluctuating moods
- Adjustment difficulties
- Sleep problems
- Grief and loss
- Identity issues
- Eating difficulties and body hate
- Relationship challenges
- Trust and intimacy issues
- Stress, overworking, perfectionism
- Work related problems
Our troubling experiences and behaviour are inseparable from our social, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural contexts, and are understandable responses to our circumstances, history, belief systems, culture, and biology.
We can learn to draw on skills, strengths, supports, and new ways of understanding ourselves, to develop psychological flexibility and the capacity to flourish.
Therapy involves you talking about the ways you think, feel, and act. You'll learn psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively so that they have much less impact and influence over you, and help you clarify what is important and meaningful to you so that it can guide and motivate you to change your life for the better.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)
- Association of Behavioural Contextual Science (ACBS)
- International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
- International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
- Master of Arts Psychology
Background and Experience
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working in the mental health field. Over these years I have filled clinical, leadership, training, organisational, and community roles.
For much of my career I have worked with highly troubled people often stuck in complex and rigid systems. I have worked in Early Psychosis Intervention with 16-25 year olds and their families, with adult community teams, and in an acute inpatient unit with people who were acutely troubled and distressed.
I have also been Professional Lead for Adult Mental Health Services and worked in Quality and Improvement overseeing improvement and change initiatives.
I am committed to continuing professional development, training, and supervision.
I am available to provide clinical supervision for clinical psychologists and other registered professionals who practice therapy.
I also provide ongoing professional supervision for people in leadership, and non-clinical roles.
CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
I am an experienced trainer and presenter with leadership, workforce, and learning and development experience. If you are need a consultation, or to find a solution to a workplace mental health problem, or want to provide training for staff, please contact me to discuss your options.