I obtained a first class Honours Degree in Psychology at the University of Queensland and then went on to complete my Clinical Master’s Degree at the same university. I have undertaken further extensive training required to become endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist. I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and am a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
I am formally trained and very experienced in delivering Cognitive-Behaviour therapy (CBT) as well as Mindfulness Based therapies, including Mindfulness group therapy. I have also completed courses and draw on many of the tools that come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.
For many years I was part of the leadership team of the Cancer Counselling Service at Cancer Council, Queensland, where I was responsible for a team of psychologists delivering services throughout the state to people requiring support as a result of a cancer diagnosis.
Although my first love is providing therapy, I have also contributed to a number of research papers and continue to provide supervision and training to other psychologists and health professionals in my specialist area.