As a Clinical Psychologist and supervisor I have over 30 years' experience as well as over 25 years' experience as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Much of my current work involves providing supervision and mentoring to a range of mental health practitioners and managers, including Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists, Allied Health practitioners, Chaplains and a range of managers in the health industry. I also facilitate Reflective Practice for teams and health teams. I work in a down-to-earth, warm and practical manner in collaboration with supervisees, work teams and clients. I work with a wide range of clients, generally in the 30+ age bracket. My first job as a CIinical Psychologist was with clients with HIV/AIDS and their families and I have continued to work in this area throughout my career.
Prior to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist I was a professional classical double bassist in the WA Symphony Orchestra and the WA Arts Orchestra. I have a keen interest in the arts, the beach, music, comedy and the Antarctic.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
I have a Masters Degree in Psychology (Clinical), 1986, UWA, and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (1996). I am a member of APPWA (Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia). I am also a member of the PPAA (the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia), a Founding Member of ACPA (the Australian Clinical Psychology Association). I have training in the Tavistock Group Relations Model and have both attended and been on the staff of Group Relations Conferences. This forms the basis of my Reflective Practice facilitation with work teams.