"I enjoy chatting with people and gaining an insight to their experience. It’s fascinating and humbling at the same time. I love the connection we build in therapy where I can help people become the best they can be."
B Psych, MAPS
Hart Psychologists Certified
1. How many years’ experience do you have practicing / helping clients?
I have been practicing as a psychologist for 4 years.
2. What do you find most rewarding about working with people who have depression?
Seeing the change in people when they become better and gain more insight into themselves and their lives.
3. What do you find most rewarding about working with people who have anxiety?
Watching people managing their anxiety and finding calm in themselves.
4. What do you find most rewarding about working with people who are stressed?
Seeing them develop better ways to handle stress.
5. How do you help clients feel comfortable and supported?
I demonstrate an understanding of my clients and they see quite quickly that deeper understanding of where they’re coming from. They also feel at ease as I talk in language they understand.
6. What methodologies and/or approaches do you find most helpful?
Mindfulness therapy is amazing and life transforming and really great for sleep issues, mood disorders, and a range of other problems. EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) is a fast and efficient treatment approach which helps resolve traumatic triggers in just 5 sessions. I also use a lot of insight oriented therapy to help people make sense of things and understand their situation.
7. What have clients said about how you have helped them most?
I’m straight forward and not afraid to tackle any issue. They liked the therapies I use and gained a great deal of resolution from them. Most people are just really pleased to be well and happy by the end of therapy.
8. What is the best or most heart-warming feedback you’ve received from a client?
A man recently thanked me for all the work I did and was really grateful for how he currently felt. He said he would come back if he had any future problems.
9. List 3 things that your friends and family would describe you as….
10. List 3 strengths that you have as a psychologist…..
- Client focused
- Strengths focused
11. Why do you love doing this work?
I enjoy chatting with people and gaining an insight to their experience. It’s fascinating and humbling at the same time. I love the connection we build in therapy where I can help people become the best they can be. Doing therapy is my exercise – it’s like mental gymnastics!