General Psychologist (now accepting new clients)
Tell us a bit about you?
I see clients of all ages, down to primary school aged children. I have a special interest in depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting, motivation.
Favourite quote or mantra?
"You are capable of more than you know."
(Available in Woonona on Thursdays)
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you love about the role?
I began my career in corporate psychology where I gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress & grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, I joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired me to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought me to Walk Different.
I strongly believe in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn & connect that come with it. The feeling of openness, the fresh air, the smells, the colours, the sounds - there is so much to appreciate and be inspired by in the outdoors.
I love seeing the courage it takes for people to open up about their worries & fears, to ask for help and then the smiles that appear when they realise they are stronger than they thought and there is hope for positive change in their lives.
What about your training sets you apart from the rest?
I have been exposed to many different scenarios & approaches to helping people grow and change. The workplace setting can be very structured whereas personal therapy can be more free-flowing and conversational which I love. Most recently I have used Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques. This approach is both simple and effective in its ability to improve awareness, focus & clarity. Iâm a big fan.