Some of the areas I specialise in include: 

  • Anxiety education and management, including generalised anxiety, fears and phobias, and panic attacks
  • Trauma resulting from physical or mental injury
  • Sleep education
  • Dealing with loss and grief
  • Depression management
  • How to handle stress and conflict  
  • Actively self managing chronic pain
  • Self managment of chronic conditions utilising the Flinders Model
  • Effective communication
  • Clinical supervision
  • Work-life balance; what it really is and how to get it!

I work with adults and older adults.  I primarily work from a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model; however I incorporate other treatment modalities as appropriate for individual clients, including Acceptance and Commitment Thearpy (ACT), psychodynamic, narrative, and solution focused brief therapy.

Using simple techniques, including how to calm a busy mind, mindfulness strategies, relaxation training, distraction exercises, teaching simple breathing exercises, how to balance unhelpful thoughts and planning for setbacks can have a hugely positive impact with people suffering mild to moderate symptomology. 

In addition to working with clients myself I have a number of other clinicians working with me in the areas of pain and trauma, providing general psychological services for ACC clients.

Hours 

My hours of business are Monday to Friday, 8.00 until 5.00 pm.  Clinic hours are 8.00 until 4.00 pm, in general.


Crisis/Emergency Intervention

Should you have an urgent need for assistance Mental Health Services at Tauranga Hospital provide a 24 hour Crisis Service or 577 6452 or call free 0800 800 508.