I believe that every person deserves to live a life defined by love and dignity.
This idea is what motivated me to become a psychologist. Unfortunately, life unfolds in uneven ways that can cause us distress. I have had the honour to see the benefit the right therapeutic intervention can have in a person and family’s life which is what motivates me to work as a psychologist.
I love the opportunity to meet new clients and begin a transformational journey together. I have great respect for individuals who can acknowledge they might need the support of a psychologist – it’s okay, we got this!
My work is led by Humanistic psychologists, such as Carl Rogers, who believed that the therapeutic relationship between a psychologist and client is incredibly important for encouraging growth. This means I prioritise building rapport with a new client, and will be led by a client’s needs during therapeutic sessions.
In session my techniques are derived from two types of therapeutic models – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Both therapies teach behaviour change is possible to improve a person’s quality of life. This change is facilitated through the teaching of simple skills that can be practiced in everyday life.
I also love to incorporate artistic expression, such as the use of drawing, painting, and writing, to explore important events and concepts in a client’s life.