I really value the importance of establishing rapport with my clients, and understanding what their needs are, from their perspective. So often when young people are accessing support, they feel disempowered, confused and helpless. My role is to instil a sense of agency and hope in the young person, to facilitate greater insight into their difficulties, and to guide behaviour change.
I have experience working with adolescents and young adults across a wide range of settings, including schools and community mental health services (Headspace). I am particularly interested in supporting young people experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, low self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties; and have a particular interest in working with young women exhibiting traits of Borderline personality Disorder.
The work I do with my clients is tailored to their individual presenting concerns and needs. The initial focus of my work is to better understand the client’s story and difficulties, and to help the client to identify their strengths. I primarily utilise a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness strategies, Schema Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help facilitate change.
Outside of work, I’m interested in exploring new cities and countries; listening to music and going to concerts; watching Ice Hockey (Go Chicago Blackhawks & Melbourne Mustangs!) and Powerlifting!
Professional Highlights and Memberships
Adolescence | Interpersonal Difficulties | Low self-esteem | Mood and Anxiety Disorders | Borderline Personality Disorder