Qualifications & Experience

Diploma of Radiography (Otago); BA (Sociology and Economics); BSW (Honours); Post Grad Dip Adolescent and Child Psychology (Melbourne University).

I was born in Dunedin. I started work as a radiographer, specializing in emergency work and then with children in Toronto. I completed a Bachelor of Sociology and Economics at the University at Canberra and was employed as a career public servant in the Public Service. I then completed a postgraduate degree in Social Work at La Trobe University (Distinction). My Psychology 1st class Honours major was completed at Melbourne University followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent and Child Psychology. My research involved observations of mothers and babies. During these periods I also trained in marital and family therapy and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and completed my own therapy to make sure my issues did not impact on my work with patients.

I am a Registered Psychologist in Australia and New Zealand and and a Member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP). As such, I am bound by the ethical codes and the professional requirements of the Psychology Board of Aotearoa (New Zealand), bodies established by New Zealand legislation. Everything you talk about with me is confidential unless there is an emergency.

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