• Registered Clinical Psychologist Surrey Hills.


    Registered Clinical Psychologist, Melbourne

    She/Her/Hers. BA (Psychology); GradDipSWS Studies (Mental Health);
    MACP; PhD (Psychology). Clinical
     Psychologist. Registered with AHPRA. 

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    • Surrey Hills, VIC
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds. Medicare rebates available for individual sessions only (with a valid Mental Health Care Plan).

    Specialised Training

    This Hart Psychologist has an international reputation as a pioneer in developing dynamic accessible models of psychotherapy for adults, parents, children, and adolescents. She has run her trainings throughout Australia including for the Australian Psychological Society and the APS Institute, and overseas in the UK, the US and in South Africa. She currently runs a research consultancy on at risk adolescents for the NHS and a training
    programme in the UK on supporting adopted children and their parents.

    • Individual supervision with Dr. Suzie Dean (Clinical psychologist and Fellow Australian Psychological Society member)
    • Psychotherapy Relationships and Treatment Adaptations: Dr. John Norcross
    • History and Development of Rational Emotive Therapy
    • The Essence of Borderline Personality Pathology and Transference Focused Therapy: Dr. Otto Kernberg
    • Working with Children and Parents in Family Law Disputes: ACPA NSW
    Areas of Interest
    • Couples counselling
    • Counselling for parents; both with young children and adult children
    • Managing transitions in couple relationships
    • Family and in-law challenges
    • Impact of early problematic attachment
    • Making connections between the past and the present; how history may affect presenting issues and communication styles
    • Fidelity issues
    • Foundations of repeating patterns, resolving and understanding early experiences
    Types of Therapy
    • Attachment-based
    • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
    • Family / Marital
    • Family Systems
    • Psychodynamic
    • Psychoeducation
    • Trauma Informed
    • Time-limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    About Therapist

    This Hart Clinical Psychologist is a highly experienced Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She has worked with children, parents, couples and families, at a senior level both in the public and private health sectors in the UK and Australia. Now primarily focused on Couples Therapy, she provides a practical, pragmatic, and empathetic approach, drawing upon her extensive experience and skill set to assist couples in revitalizing their relationship.

    She supports couples in managing transitions and navigating life changes. She helps them understand how early attachments and life experience can influence current challenges empowering each individual in the relationship to discover their own voice and enact meaningful change

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 40 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Ability to provide a safe space for couples and individuals
    2. High level of clinical expertise and experience
    3. Ability to take a broad view of a problem
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Empowering individuals and couples to find their own authentic voice

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    I helped a couple recognise how their constant bickering reflected past traumatic family experiences, and to find ways to free themselves from this repetition to engage positively in their relationship.
    I have supported a couple through the challenges of their separation to arrive at a point in their relationship where they can be respectful of each other and collaborate in the care of their children.

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