I am a psychologist who is primarily interested in relationships and how relationships have and continue to affect us as individuals. Good relationships are crucial to happiness, success and fulfilment. Let’s work together to build better communication, understanding and awareness.
Since meeting my husband and having children, the psychology of relationships has gained my attention. When I was pregnant with our second child, I started formally training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy so that I too could have the best tools for communicating within my marriage under the pressures of parenting, a goal shared by the many parents I work with in therapy.
In my work with individuals, I lean toward psychological models that help my clients understand engrained patterns that are limiting, unhelpful and harmful. It’s in times of significant change or loss that we become confronted with our own relationship with ourselves. Many of the individuals I work with present with patterns of anxieties, insecurities and mood issues interfering with self esteem and motivation.
I am the 8th Australian to become a Certified Gottman Therapist and the 3rd with approval from The Gottman Institute to train therapists in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Some of my training and credentials
The Adult Attachment Interview - The Family Relations Institute
Art and Science of Love Workshop Leader – The Gottman Institute, Washington USA
Certified Gottman Couples Therapist – The Gottman Institute, Washington USA
Attachment and Psychopathology – Patricia Crittenden, Sydney
The Meaning of the Child to the Parent Interview (part 1) – Cambridge Centre for Attachment, London UK
The Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator – Circle of Security International, Sydney
The Core Sensitivities – Circle of Security International, Sydney
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD – Jon Finch, Sydney
CBT Fundamentals - Australian Psychological Association
Perinatal Mental Health - Australian Psychological Association
Registered Psychologist - Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency
BA (Psych), M. Sci (Beh Sci.) - University of Sydney