BPsychSc (Hons), MAPS
I have a Bachelor of Psychological Science with first class Honours from the University of New South Wales. I’m a Registered Psychologist with The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
My therapeutic approach is open and genuine, and tailored to the needs of my clients. I aim to provide a safe and caring space where my clients can be themselves and share their story at their own pace, as we work together towards their therapy goals.
I’ve worked in private practice, aged care, out of home care (foster care), and in the disability sector, across Sydney and regional New South Wales. My experience ranges from one-to-one therapy to behaviour support and training for care teams. My work in these areas has informed my understanding of trauma and the impact on the individual.
I use therapies that are backed by scientific evidence (evidence-based therapies). Primarily Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Enhanced for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), and Mindfulness. I also use aspects other therapeutic approaches depending on the needs of my clients.
Medicare rebates are available if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral.
Why the name ‘Oak’?
One: Oak trees have long been symbols of strength, endurance, stability, and renewal. My hope is that your personal journey towards the life you want, echoes these qualities.
Two: I’m a strong believer in the restorative power of nature. And it’s not just me – there’s a growing body of evidence that supports the idea that connecting with nature is good for our well-being.
Three: Oak trees are a long-lived species. But unlike the oak, we humans often live our lives at lightning pace. For me, the word Oak serves as a reminder to…slow down…take a breath…and be present – to pay attention to our mind and the world around us.