Carlton Psychology Services
Mobile 0423 157 009
Healing is always possible. I look for the authenticity, potential and spirit in people on their journeys. I seek not only to help people resolve their current difficulties, but to equip them for the challenges ahead, empower them to more fully experience their lives and help them discover their true selves. Therapy can not only alleviate suffering, lead to growth and change and promote self-acceptance, but can also be an enlivening and great learning experience for client and therapist alike
I recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, traditional custodians of the land upon which I practise. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
I have worked as a therapist for 19 years, and have been in private practice in Melbourne for the last 15 years. Clients can be referred by GP for Medicare service; private rebates also available. I can provide specific reports including WPATH gender assessments for hormone therapy or surgery. I am a Clinical Supervisor, and am currently taking enquiries for supervision from generalist and LGBTIQA+ specific therapists. I am fully booked with therapy clients but anticipate taking more enquiries in late 2022 to early 2023.
ACT, Attachment Theory, Developmental, Dream Work, Experiential, Gestalt, HeartMath, Hypnotherapy, Inner Child, Integrative, Internal Family Systems, Jungian, Meditation, Mindfulness, NLP, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed
My orientation in therapy is a depth approach to discovering the self, working at a personality and identity level for lasting healing and change. I offer sensitivity and compassion to my clients in a unique, collaborative process of co-creation of therapy specific for them. IFS, mindfulness, hypnosis and trauma strategies are my main modalities, but I also use Gestalt approaches, ACT, NLP, and holistic methods as appropriate. I strive to help clients develop purpose and meaning in their lives through exploring their values, creativity and passions. With assessment including gender review, I maintain a person centred approach with the client as well as using formal assessment to best understand them and meet their needs
I engage in regular supervision in gender assessment and LGBTIQA+ specialist work, and professional development in IFS, trauma and psychotherapy work. I also maintain ongoing practise in holistic modalities. I have received supervision from psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers and counsellors, and have trained and supervised postgraduate students, community advocates, policymakers, and therapists.
I have experience as a Clinical Psychologist and researcher in Australia and the UK. I have worked with complex families, children, adolescents and adults in psychology clinics and in public psychiatry. I currently work with adult clients in private practice. Much of my work is with highly sensitive and creative people, spiritually oriented people and LGBTQIA+ people. I work extensively with shame in this community, gender dysphoria and identity development, survivors of conversion practices, HIV issues, queer identities and alternative sexual expressions/kink and sex workers. I bring understanding, acceptance, depth and specialist knowledge to working with non-normative identified people and those seeking spiritual development.
I work Wednesdays to Fridays at my Carlton rooms. Some after hours sessions on those days are offered.
Marked free one hour parking and paid two hour parking near the Carlton rooms. Clients are advised to park for more than an hour in the paid bays in case extra time is needed and to avoid parking fines. Nearby bus, train and tram links available
$230 per session fee with some variability, resulting in out of pocket fee of around $98 after Clinical Psychologist Medicare rebate. Some negotiation of fee possible for ongoing clients due to financial situation. Private health rebates available.
EFT, credit or internet transfer payments accepted (cash can also be accepted but is not preferred)
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor
I am a sensitive, flexible, dynamic and experienced therapist. I consult with adults with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief and loss, trauma, burnout, crisis and identity issues. I specialise in depth approaches including IFS, hypnosis, trauma work, transpersonal work, LGBTQIA+ health including gender assessment, cross cultural work, and work with creative and highly sensitive people. All clients are treated with respect and compassion for their unique circumstances....