Nedlands Clinical Psychology
Mobile 0419 561 700
I work with individuals and couples. Every situation is unique. First and foremost I try to understand the situation and the life challenges of the person or couple accessing services. I see my role as trying to assist in a way that is most meaningful and respectful of their life journey and don’t assume or suggest what that journey should be. This approach of gentleness, respect and honouring comes from my heartfelt belief in the integrity of each person and each relationship.
The pathway through to a better future for many individuals and couples requires establishing core values and a clear vision of goals. Working through difficult emotions, assumptions, expectations and “history” is important for most couples. The goal of therapy is to help couples value their relationship more and make it work better for both partners.
The therapeutic approach I use is very much matched to the needs of the client and the situation.
ACT, CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy
At the heart of my approach is respect and a desire to be relevant and useful for the client. Respect for each individual is paramount and the aim is to help the individual build workable strategies for themselves and their relationship. With many couples who find themselves stuck, emotionally focused therapy is the most useful in working through underlying emotional problems. The object of the therapy is to harness the strengths that the client already possesses.
Regular supervision. Monthly individual supervision and monthly peer supervision. Each year I engage in continuing professionl development well in excess of the mandatory requirements of the national registration authority (The Psychology Board of Australia). I also engage in the community and with my colleagues at a number of levels and publish regularly. As a member professional associations I also engage in ongoing debates about issues concerning service delivery and quality.
After working in prisons for about 5 years I became interested in the policies which resulted in such harsh terms of imprisonment I witnessed. I ventured to change this policy which led to a number of studies, and publications. In various academic positions I explored not only public attitudes to punishment but the psychology of anger and violence, the extent and prevention of domestic violence as well as a number of other crimes. In 2008 I returned to clinical work, and further training.
9am - 6pm Monday to Saturday
Last appointment is 6pm
Suite 4, 168 Hampden Road is in a mall set of 4 offices in the heart of the Hollywood village. It is directly above the hairdresser "Hollywood Cuts" There is generally free street parking available on Hampden Road or adjoining streets.
$170 (for individuals and couples).
If you have a mental health care plan and a referral from a GP you will be eligible for a rebate of $124.50. I also am willing to provide discounts for those with financial difficulties or limitation.
All options available EFTPoS, cash, cheque or internet transfer.
Relationship Therapist, Clinical Psychologist
Originally training in psychology in the 1970s my career spans explorations in various clinical settings, the public service and academia.
My career and my practice is underpinned by a deep and reverent appreciation of the sanctity of life and the essential beauty of people. I practice meditation daily and follow a path that is aligned with Buddhism whilst eschewing any doctrines or dogmas....