My work experience:

I started my professional career as a secondary teacher, working in schools for over twenty years. I have also been a psychologist for over twenty years. I have thus have thus spent over forty years working with the issues of individuals and their families.

After retraining as a psychologist, I worked in the Salvation Army Bridge Program, Taskforce, Odyssey House, Inner South Community Health Centre, Genesis Medical Centre, Meadows Medical Centre, and at the Albert Road Clinic. I commenced my private practice in Prahran in 1996, and then moved to my Rooms in South Yarra in 2008.

I was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in early 2017, and took the rest of the year off work to focus on my health. I have made a good recovery from my stem cell transplant and began working in Windsor in January, 2018.

    I have also run a variety of groups –

    • for problematic cannabis users,
    • for Naltrexone users,
    • for parents and partners of the addicted,
    • offering training and supervision for telephone counsellors dealing with calls involving life-threatening illnesses made by the diagnosed or their carers, and
    • for partners of women with post-natal depression

I am currently working with individuals, couples and families, and also

    • Work as a consultant to a variety of organisations, and
    • Give talks to groups on a variety of issues.

My academic qualifications are:

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Diploma of Education
    • Graduate Diploma of Human Relationships Education
    • Diploma of Educational Psychology
    • Graduate Diploma of Social Science in Family Therapy.

    I am a fully qualified and accredited Psychologist and Family Therapist and my clients are eligible for rebates from Medicare (with a Mental Health Treatment Plan) or from private health insurers (with the appropriate extras cover)

I am a member of the following organisations:

    • Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria
    • Australian Association of Family Therapists
    • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
    • Australian Jewish Psychologists
    • Australian Psychological Society
    • Dying With Dignity Victoria

     

    I am also an Associate Member of

    • The EMDR Association of Australia

I am accredited with the following organisations:

    • Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
    • Australian Psychological Society
    • Australian Association of Family Therapists
    • WorkSafe Victoria
    • TAC
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • For rebates – Medicare via the Better Outcomes in Mental Health program, as well as private health insurers.