meet our team
South Sydney PTS
Suite 2, 2A/16 Boyle St, Sutherland 2232
Monday – Wednesday
I work with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. I have a special interest in parenting, and supporting parents in becoming the best parents they can be.
Parenting can often be difficult when your own childhood was less than ideal, and often we need help to understand how our own experiences can play out in our relationship with our children.
I use a variety of trauma based psychological approaches that are tailored to meet your indivitual needs, helping you move towards overcoming trauma, anxiety, depression and related issues.
I am a trained facilitator of several trauma sensitive relationship-based parenting programs, I also have an interest in sensory integration programs with children who may have difficulties with areas such as in social thinking.
I graduated with a BA Hons in Psychology in 1999 from Liverpool University in the UK. After moving to Australia, I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and have been a Registered Psychologist since 2008.
I have over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have a ‘lived experiences’ of trauma, violence and abuse.
I also provide professional supervision and debriefing.
Referral Types - incl. psychological support services (PSS)
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Adult Mental Health
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Perinatal Natal Depression
Suicide Prevention Scheme
I have over a decades worth of experience both managing and supervising multidisciplinary teams that support children and families at risk of significant harm as well as personally working with children and families myself. I am able to offer a reflective clinical supervision space for individual team members or whole teams.
I encourage strong reflective practice, critical thinking, encouraging hypothesising and exploring evidence based trauma sensitive practice.
I am also able to support practitioners and teams to enhance their practices around supervision and reflective practice as a whole. This allows them to encourage exploring not only the risks, but also the possible roots of our worries for a child or family, then reflecting on frameworks that can be used to prevent these ongoing patterns of trauma. This involves systemic and trauma informed supervision frameworks.
Within each session, with agreement from the participant(s), I can also provide evidence based research, readings and tools to add to their ‘tool kit’. I believe that by ‘sharing the risk’ with professionals that this will not only keep children safe, but reduce the burnout rate of practitioners working in the industry.
I am happy to complete all the relevant documentation and supervision learning agreements that services may need to be completed.
For group supervision or complex case discussion I can attend your office.
For individual supervision I have rooms in Sutherland.