I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Massey University. I am registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Clinical Scope of Practice, and hold a current Annual Practising Certificate.
I have worked with young people, adults and families in a range of clinical settings. I have previously worked in a private capacity at the Centre for Psychology, Albany, and in the public health sector, including five years in the Child, Adolescent and Family Community Mental Health Service for Counties Manukau District Health Board, where I was team leader for our DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) programme for high-risk teenage clients with complex mental health issues. I hold ACC contracts for Sensitive Claims (sexual abuse/trauma) and Physical Injury Claims. I am a member of a multi-disciplinary Transgender Peer Review Group and a Regional Transgender Advisory Panel, and provide assessments and therapy for children, teenagers and adults who experience complex gender identity issues.
I participate in ongoing supervision, regularly attend professional courses, conferences and seminars, and I am committed to keeping myself informed of current psychological research to ensure that my clients receive the best support and service that I can offer.
New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
“Collective reflexivity: Researchers in play.” (with co-researchers from the Albany Discourse and Narrative Research Group). Published in 2011, in Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8(3), 223-246.
“Narratives of teenage boys: Constructing selfhood and enacting identities.” (my Doctoral Dissertation, 2010). Copies held in the Massey University Library.
“Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Experiences: Empowerment and meaning derived from social constructions of healing.” (my Honours Project, 2007). Presented in Wellington at the 2008 Annual Conference for the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists.