I am an Intern Psychologist experienced in providing specialist eating disorder treatment for young adults and adults who have a challenging relationship with food, eating, body image, and/or exercise. My strong passion in this area has been informed by my doctoral research and the completion of my internship at an eating disorder private practice. I apply a holistic strengths-based approach that aims to maximise well-being and personal recovery goals. I also offer therapy for other difficulties as I currently work across both a general mental health practice and an eating disorder specialised practice. My therapeutic approach is underpinned by evidence-based practice tailored to the individual. While primarily trained within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I also draw on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness, where appropriate. I strongly value the therapeutic alliance between myself and my clients. I am non-judgmental, empathetic, attentive, and authentic, where I aim to create a safe and inclusive space in therapy. I hold hope during times of difficulty and believes everyone is capable of reaching their personal recovery goals. Please note: I remain Intern Registered pending the completion of my Doctoral Thesis, however, have completed my Clinical Training inclusive of my Internship and Clinical Exams.
• Doctor of Clinical Psychology (In Progress),Massey University • Master of Science with Distinction in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science with Honours,First Class in Psychology,University of Otago • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience
online therapy, mindfulness, emotion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (act), cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt), strength based therapy, māori models of care