counselling & psychotherapy

Our early years shape so much of who we are and adverse childhood experiences can create faulty core beliefs that hold us back. Therapy can help us revisit those memories safely, access our healthy adult self, and address those incorrect beliefs. It's never too late to heal and grow.

About Me

I have a Master's in Mental health, and I am an eclectic psychotherapist. I draw from a variety of disciplines including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness.


I specialise in EMDR, CBT, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Schema Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Attachment and Trauma Focused Therapy and Mindfulness
  • Anxiety & phobias
  • Depression
  • General mental health
  • Bullying
  • Family violence
  • Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex PTSD
  • Psychological first aid
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Relaxation
  • Stress management
  • LGBTIQ issues
  • Self esteem / self development
  • Social skills
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Life transition

For more information on the types of treatment I offer, please view the FAQ section below.


Please note that to claim your rebate, you will have to do so through Medicare's claim's portal after receiving an invoice from me.
Cancellation requests made less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment will incur a fee.

Appointment Type

50 minutes

Bulk Billing

Fee after rebate

Possible Medicare Rebate

Location & Access

My practice is located at The Malvern Rooms at 1227 Malvern Road, Malvern VIC 3144. On-street parking is available.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Do you offer online therapy?


Yes, I offer online therapy to provide flexibility for those who cannot attend face to face or reside outside of Melbourne.

What should I expect on my first session?


Your first session will involve developing an understanding of your problems and what you hope to achieve from the sessions. Following assessment, your therapist will discuss therapy length and treatment options.

How long is a session?


Sessions are generally 55 minutes in length, which provides time to discuss your concerns, treatment and planning. Longer sessions are available. Please discuss this with your therapist.

How many sessions will I need?


The number of sessions that will benefit you is dependent on the nature and extent of the issues for which you are seeking assistance. This can be discussed further at your first session, where we can make plans to review your progress after a set number of sessions.

Can I claim a rebate through Medicare?


Children, adolescents, and adults assessed by a GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist as having mental health issues are eligible for receiving Medicare rebates. Please note that couple and family therapy are not approved treatments under Medicare. You will receive a Medicare rebate of $77.80 with a Mental Health Care Plan referral by a GP.

How do I obtain a Medicare rebate?


1. Make an extended appointment with your GP and ask for a Mental Health Care Plan. During this appointment, speak with your GP about why you would like to speak with a therapist.

2. Your GP will assess and determine whether you are eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan. If you are eligible, they will create the Mental Health Care Plan and provide you with a referral letter to the therapist of your choice.


What is EMDR therapy?


EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that results from disturbing life experiences.

Studies show that EMDR therapy can bring quick relief instead of taking years to have effect. It helps to remove blocks so healing can resume. EMDR is now also recognised by Medicare.

What is cognitive behavioural therapy?


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can keep you stuck.

CBT can help in dealing with problems by breaking them down in smaller parts and identifying core beliefs. It also focuses on how you think about what happened to you instead of what happened to you.

What is attachment-focused therapy?


Attachment Focused Therapy helps with identifying thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and interpersonal relationships that we have learned either to suppress and avoid or to amplify and overemphasize because of early attachment experiences.

What is internal family systems (IFS) therapy?


IFS is an evidence-based practice used to treat a range of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and eating disorders. The IFS model aims to differentiate the Self from the other parts or aspects of who we are making up a person's inner world.

The goal of IFS is to unburden or restore extreme and wounded parts and establish a trusted, healthy, harmonious internal system that is coordinated by the Self

What is schema therapy?


Schema therapy aims to teach you how to ensure your emotional needs are met in a healthy way that doesn't cause distress. It can help with understanding and changing long-term life patterns by helping with identifying early maladaptive schemas, coping styles and modes, and then confronts and challenges them

What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?


Psychodynamic psychotherapy attempts to illuminate the underlying cause of mental and emotional processes. Here, the focus is on past experiences and the unconscious and how they are manifested in an individual’s current patterns of behaviour.

This treatment aims to bring greater self-awareness and understanding of the past on present behaviour. Oftentimes, what brings a person to therapy is a symptom (e.g. depression, apathy, anxiety, anger). However, these symptoms often relate to unresolved conflict within the person’s mind, and in this way, they drive the symptoms.

In some cases, particularly trauma and early traumatic experiences, it can be particularly useful to understand these processes. This generates context in relation to the present issues as well as an opportunity to resolve their underlying cause.

What is meant by a mindfulness approach?


Mindfulness-based approaches to psychotherapy involves integrating mindfulness meditative practices with  psychological strategies to  bring one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment.


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