Tell us a bit about your role
I’m a Registered Psychologist currently working in private practice. I see clients via the Better Access to Mental Health scheme and those within the WorkerCover system as well as private patients. I work in the Inner West of Sydney in Marrickville. I enjoy helping individuals work towards their goals. For many people this includes returning to work in some capacity. I am a firm believer in suitable work as a great intervention for many mental health conditions. It provides structure to the day, a social outlet which can include support from others and a sense purpose in life.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I spend my mornings out of the office attending patient home visits, meeting with my referring GP network, attending medical case conferences or collaborating with patients’ health teams which may include physiotherapists, OTs, psychiatrists and GPs. I have client appointments from early afternoon to early evening, which allows those clients who are working to attend my clinic.
Do you have a particular area of clinical interest?
I work with adults and adolescents. I help my clients with their life challenges. Often this includes psychological conditions including depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, pain management, drug and alcohol use, adjustment disorder and work-related injury.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy exercise including spinning and running. I am currently training for the Blackmore’s Bridge Run in September with a fabulous group called CanToo. We are raising funds for Cure Cancer Australia.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I’ve always been a night owl.
Tea or coffee?!
I am originally from England, so have to say tea.
A favourite quote?
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” – Carl Jung
What keeps you passionate about your role?
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing individuals achieve their goals. Each client brings a new challenge and no day is the same.
3 words that best describe you....
Pro-active, energetic and goal-oriented
Where can we find you?