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about me

When I first founded Psychfirst, I was driven by the concept that talking about our psychology was often neglected, that fitness for our physical health was prioritised and anything pertaining to our mental health took a back bench. This concept went against everything I believed in and everything I had known, and further stigmatised mental illness. To break down those barriers, normalise talking all things psychology related, and to motivate and hold space for mental health, Psychfirst was born. I'm a Clinical Psychotherapist holding membership with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a Psychologist with General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, a division of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also hold membership to the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA) as well as the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated (AAPi).​Throughout my career, I've enjoyed working with children, adolescents and adults. Currently, I only work with adult clients.  I prefer a humanitarian and person-centered approach. That's just good old talk therapy that has a heavy consideration to contemporary psychotherapy. Within the therapeutic setting, I believe every client has the right to be heard in a confidential and safe environment, free of their own judgements of the self. I like to use a collegial approach to work with my clients through their difficult times (whether past, present or anticipated in the future) and situations. Together we collaborate, we work creatively and adaptively to achieve the best outcomes, whilst we often work outside the square.​I have a keen interest in complex post-traumatic stress disorder, developing a sense of self and exploring the schemas and parts which we've developed in response to the life we've been given.​In my spare time, I love to cook. I'm a big foodie and my palette doesn't discriminate. I have a love for coffee, hosting get togethers with my loved ones, watching films and writing for media. ​My work is diverse as I provide individual and couples therapy, offer opinion for various media outlets, consultations for corporate organisations, mental health consultation and education workshops for local businesses and schools. 

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