I specialise in providing assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, young adults and families who may be experiencing a range of difficulties. I love working with an individual’s strengths and continuing to build on the skills and strategies they already have available to them.
Children, adolescents, young adults, families.
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families. I pride myself on providing warm, helpful, non-judgemental, and professional services to my clients. I focus on working with an individual’s strengths and needs, ensuring that the whole person including their family, culture and current situation is always considered. I support client’s to further understand and explore the interaction between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours to improve their mental health, relationships, ability to manage distress, and their overall quality of life.
I am passionate about early intervention and developmental psychology with a focus on empowering individual’s to make mindful, values-based changes.
Services can be provided in your own home, clinic setting or venue of your choice. I provide flexible hours which can include weekend and evening consultations if required.
I have specialist training in interventions strategies which research has proven to be, and several children and families have found to be, effective. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems theory, and several parenting programs. I ensure the therapeutic approach used fits well with the individual client’s particular needs, circumstances and preferences.
I have worked in a range of public, private and non-government organisations such as, Paediatrics at Christchurch Hospital and Family Works, Presbyterian Support. I am experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychological problems with infants, children, adolescents, parents and families.
Common presentations I have worked with include: