My clinical and research interests include post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic grief reactions, anxiety disorders, drug/alcohol addiction and clinical depression. I have a special interest in complex grief, including suicide related grief and the loss of a child. I have a Masters Degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and have taught units in clinical/abnormal psychology, professional practice, addictions and health psychology at two universities for the last 12 years.
I work in two private practices located in Fremantle and Swan Valley/Midland W.A. I also provide workshops and professional development training to medical students, hospitals and private clinics on the topics of 1) Psychological assessment & treatment of PTSD; 2) Use of Psychometrics in Diagnosis of Personality Disorders; 3) Psychological Understanding of Mood Disorders; 4) Understanding and Dealing with Anxiety. Workers' Comp & MVA assessment/treatment available.
Existential, Motivational Interviewing, Schema Therapy
I primarily focus on trauma, addictions and chronic mood disorders. I employ Motivational Interviewing and Schema Therapy as my primary framework for working with individuals.
I am a full member of the Australia Psychological Society (and their College of Clinical Psychologists) and adhere to their ethical standards. I am also actively involved in ongoing education and advanced professional development. I am a Clinical Supervisor for all levels of registration (endorsement, 4+2 and 5+1)
Fellow of the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists
Past Committee Member, APS College of Clinical Psychologists WA State Branch
I have over 11 years of University training and extensive clinical experience from working in a general medical setting and multidisciplinary teams. I currently work in WA's largest Clinical Psychology private practice which includes Consultant Psychiatrists and Neuropsychiatrists. My approach is to work closely with General Practitioners, Psychiatrists and other general/mental health care professionals to provide a comprehensive service to clients. Psychological Assessments for Psychopathology, Intellectual Functioning & Personality also available.
I am current not taking new referrals, however our clinic has grown into a large group of experts in a number of areas. Check http://www.cygnetclinic.com.au
Parking free on the street for 1hour. In Midland please use the ticket machine to produce a free 1 hour ticket for street parking.
$250AU for 50min consults or part thereof. Medicare based referrals are rebated at the higher clinical rate (currently $124.50 for 50min sessions)
Health Care Card/Concession - Bulk Billed. Patients must have the appropriate Health Care Card or Pensioner card to be bulk billed
I am an Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Curtin University. My passion is in working with people struggling to overcome addictions and trauma. I love teaching and running workshops in Addictions, Motivational Interviewing, Personality Disorder Treatment. Our clinic has grown to be the largest in WA and includes a large number of very experienced Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists/Neuropsychiatrists. ...