Areas of Special Interest
Depression, anger, anxiety, grief, trauma, sexual abuse, internet pornography, risk assessment, court reports.
I work in two areas of practice: general therapy and forensic assessment/treatment.
I work with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anger, anxiety, grief, and trauma. I am passionate about helping people resolve past experiences and move forward to live rich, rewarding lives. I use EMDR to assist clients in reprocessing traumatic memories. EMDR is one of only a few evidence-based treatments that are consistently effective in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of offending behaviour and provide risk assessment and psychological reports for defense counsel (Pre-sentence and NZPB reports). I have been trained in comprehensive risk assessment measures for violent, general and sexual offending and have appeared in Court as an expert witness. I also provide second opinions for those who have had assessments (including assessments for Extended Supervision Orders) done under the Department of Corrections or other providers.
Registrations and Professional Memberships
- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (MNZCCP)
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing New Zealand (EMDRNZ)
- ACC Registered Counsellor
Background and Experience
17 years' experience across a range of settings, including forensic and mental health settings.