Qualified with a four-year degree in psychology: the first three years from University of Newcastle (1987), completed at the University of Wollongong (2000). Specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Diploma in hypnotherapy and strategic psychotherapy in 2014
Statements of attainment in various additional therapies: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (2009), Compassion Focused Therapy (2019), Internal Family Systems (2020), Progressive Counting (2020), Brainspotting (2021), The Richards Trauma Process (2021).
Worked as psychologist at a juvenile detention centre in NSW in 2001, a TAFE NSW teacher in community services 2005-2014, an EAP provider in 2011-2012, a TAFE counsellor in 2013-2014, In private practice since 2013 and as a counsellor for a large NGO since 2019.
Experienced in a wide range of psychotherapies, I have a passion for treating anxiety, trauma and burnout. I have an office in Newcastle, NSW and do many sessions via confidential telehealth.
I have written articles for newspapers and my blog on burnout. I am also currently writing a book on stopping burnout.
When I’m not speaking and listening to people, I’m reading, writing, drinking coffee, annoying my husband and daughter, running and eating a lot.
In addition to the Stop Burnout workshops that I regularly present both in-person and online, I regularly present at conferences on burnout. I frequently speak at events and I am a regular guest on a local radio program on mental health.