I'm from Sydney, Australia, where I trained and completed my registration as a psychologist (this is a six year training and registration program). I have lived in London, Sydney and Mexico City at different times. I currently live in Mexico City with my husband and children; and frequently return to my other home base in Sydney, Australia.
I have worked in the social sector for 14 years including 10 years working as a psychologist. I've spent many years in private practice as a generalist psychologist, working primarily with expatriates and immigrants; and young people who are typically attending an international school. This has provided me with extensive experience in treating concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship strain, work- or school-related stress, relocation and cultural adjustment. I have also trained and worked in depth with trauma, women's rights, youth mental health, and parenting/child behavioural support. The thread that binds all my work together is that it is almost exclusively with people who are dealing with the challenges while also living in a foreign country.
In addition to my work as a generalist psychologist, I have a special interest in supporting women in the perinatal phase.
I work in a gentle and highly empathetic way; while also being committed to achieving your goals.
My work spans assessment, therapy and supervision of other allied health professionals (psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists and speech pathologists working in the mental health sector). I work at a senior level and have previously supervised teams of up to sixty counsellors.
I am a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA, registration number: PSY0001648551). I abide by AHPRA's ethical guidelines, professional practice guidelines and requirements for supervision and ongoing professional development.
Master of Clinical Psychology, Charles Sturt University, continuing. Listed on the Dean’s Merit List for two years.
Organisational accreditation training with Dr Bruce Perry, Child Trauma Academy on the Neuro-sequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), 2011-2012
Psychology Internship with SAL Consulting, 2009-2011
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology, University of Western Sydney, 2008
Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), University of Western Sydney, 2004-2007