BPsychSc (Hons), MAPS
I have a degree in psychology (a Bachelor of Psychological Science with first class Honours from the University of New South Wales). I am a Registered Psychologist and am accredited by AHPRA – the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. I’m also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
My therapeutic style is open and genuine, and tailored to the needs of my clients. At Oak Psychology Space, I strive to create a welcoming, supportive environment – a safe space where clients can feel comfortable sharing their stories and working towards their therapy goals at their own pace.
I have worked in various areas of the mental health field, including private practice, aged care, out of home care, and the disability sector in both Sydney and regional New South Wales. I am experienced in a range of mental health therapies for adults and young people, and I have also worked with teams to provide positive behaviour therapy and support. My experience has informed my understanding of trauma and how it can impact an individual’s quality of life.
Randwick Psychology Practice for Adults and Adolescents 15+
I use a wide range of evidence-based treatments that are shown to be effective through scientific research. My primary therapy models are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and I incorporate other therapeutic approaches in psychological treatment, such as Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, and Self-Compassion principles, based on the specific needs of my clients.
I am a registered Medicare provider of psychological therapy. This means that Medicare rebates for part of the session fee are available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year if you have a GP Mental Health Care Plan and referral. Alternatively, you may be eligible for private health insurance rebates if you are a member of a private health fund.
You’ll find me at Shop 50/48-50 St Pauls St Randwick at The Spot on Health Hub in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs – Perouse Rd, Randwick. I also offer online therapy. The Spot is easily accessed by public transport and has street parking nearby. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss your current difficulties.
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 living the life you want, reflects these qualities.
Two: I’m a strong believer in the restorative power of nature, and there’s a growing body of evidence that supports the idea that connecting with nature is good for our well-being. I regularly take time out to hike in the bush – to appreciate the natural beauty, ground myself, and rejuvenate.
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.