Ba - Psych (Honours) Dip Ed,
M Psych (Clinical Psychology)
Note: I am currently not taking on any new clients (October, 2022 - July, 2023).
My passion is helping people achieve the life of their dreams through the past and removing self-sabotaging beliefs or patterns.
I am a compassionate, empathetic and sensitive therapist who is able to easily tune in to the individual needs of my clients and design tailored psychological interventions integrating a range of evidence based therapies.
Areas of Expertise
Schema Therapy, EMDR therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness/Compassion therapies
I enjoy working with a diverse range of clients, pretty much anyone who finds they are being held back from achieving their goals by anxiety, depression, past experiences of abuse or neglect, self-criticism, perfectionism, self-sabotage, fear or something they can't quite put their finger on.
Given my interest in working with lots of different issues, I have specialised in a number of different and effective therapies which I integrate into treatment.
I have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which I often use as the foundational intervention with most clients as it has a very strong evidence based for a range of mental health conditions.
I have specialised in Schema Therapy, having completed Level 1 & 2 training courses with ongoing supervision over the past three years. I use Schema Therapy frequently as I find it helps to get to the deeper underlying issues when needed and develop greater self-understanding.
At the end of 2021 I completed Level 1 training in EMDR, and am receiving specialist supervision in this treatment modality. I find that for many people EMDR is one of the fastest ways to resolve issues from the past and create lasting change. As a result I use it frequently, especially once a strong rapport and understanding of underlying issues has been established.
I have a special interest in the role of self-compassion on mental health and well-being and have completed two separate research studies in this area, including the following published research paper:
FA Jefferson, A Shires, J McAloon - Mindfulness, 2020 - Springer
I aim to offer accessible and flexible psychological services.
50 minute Psychological Intervention - face to face
Attend a face to face appointment in our warm and beautifully decorated clinic in Stanmore Village, NSW.
50 minute Psychological Intervention - Telehealth
Online sessions can be just as effective as face to face sessions for most people. Complete a session anywhere in Australia as long as you can connect online.
80 minute EMDR intervention face to face or Telehealth
When working on certain issues a longer EMDR session can be most beneficial.
50 minute face to face or online session - $250
80 minute EMDR session - $340
If you receive a referral and a GP Mental Health Care Plan (item 2710) from your GP you are entitled to a Medicare rebate up to $131.65 per session for maximum of 20 individual sessions per calendar year.
To organise an appointment, let me know via email or phone a bit about yourself, what you would like help with and your availability and I'll be in touch within 2-3 business days.
Performance in Health
Shop 2, 88-90 Percival Road
Stanmore, NSW 2048
Tel: 0493 130 931