Services


In my private practice, I see individuals, couples, and offer supervision. I also offer workshops and trainings.


Individual therapy

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Whilst I have particular expertise in trauma therapy and relationship therapy, I see men and women from a variety of backgrounds for many different concerns. Here you can see more detail regarding the kinds of issues I have experience working with. I aim to provide a safe and supportive environment in which I collaborate with my clients to offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each person’s individual needs.

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Stress management
  • Weight, eating and body image issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Recurring life patterns and choices
  • Work and career dilemmas
  • Self esteem, confidence and assertiveness
  • Lack of fulfillment and meaning
  • Chronic fatigue and digestive health issues
  • Health and lifestyle changes
  • Grief and loss
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenting

Relationship therapy

I see couples at all different stages of their relationship, from early on before they make a commitment, to many years down the track, or just when a particular issue is facing them. I see heterosexual and homosexual couples, and also work with other relationship pairs needing assistance (e.g. colleagues, parent-child, siblings).

  • Improving communication
  • Managing conflict
  • Deepening emotional and physical intimacy
  • Healing entrenched patterns that limit connection
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Dealing with infertility
  • Parenting issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Surviving affairs
  • Negotiating separation and divorce

Supervision

I provide supervision to psychologists, counselors and Hakomi graduates who are looking for specialist supervision in trauma or relationships, or looking to integrate mindfulness-based approaches in their work. I am a Board-approved supervisor for psychologist registration, clinical psychology higher degree programs, and clinical psychologist registrar programs. As a Certifed Hakomi Trainer, I am able to provide supervision for Hakomi graduates working towards Hakomi certification. I offer supervision face-to-face, by telephone or Skype.


Consultation times

I am available for consultations on Monday – Thursdays during office hours, in Crows Nest, in Sydney’s lower North Shore. For supervision, I am also available on Fridays.


Fees

Each consultation lasts for 55 minutes and the cost is $250, payable at the time of the appointment.


Payment

Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, or direct deposit via internet/phone banking.


Cancellations

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellations, otherwise the full session fee is charged.


Medicare Rebates

Medicare does give rebates for psychological services for individuals with 'an assessed mental disorder' that is being managed by a GP under a GP Mental Health Care Plan or a psychiatrist (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders). Further information about this is included in the forms I send to new clients. If you think you may be eligible for the Medicare rebates, you need to see your GP to confirm your eligibility and receive a GP Mental Health Care Plan before seeing me. As I am a clinical psychologist, my clients are eligible for the highest level of rebate ($124.50 for my usual consultation). Couple therapy is not eligible for Medicare.

For more information on Medicare rebates for services provided by psychologists, see: https://www.psychology.org.au/medicare/
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/mental-ba-fact-pat


Private Health Fund Rebates

Alternatively, if you are not eligible for Medicare, most private health funds do give rebates depending on your level of health cover. I am registered with all private health funds as a clinical psychologist, so you can check with your own health fund if you receive any rebates for psychology services. Note that private health funds will not cover the ‘gap’ left after claiming a Medicare rebate.