I am a registered and endorsed Counselling Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Board. This ensures I meet specified standards of competence; ethical practice and meet strict guidelines for professional conduct that cover client privacy and confidentiality.
I am a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society) and a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists. Membership of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists is restricted to psychologists who have completed the specialised training and have experience in the field.
I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist and a Professionally Accredited Member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS)
I value constructive self-criticism, self-improvement, and personal excellence.
I value leading by example and ‘giving back’ to society by conducting a mentoring program for psychology students.
I value being a trendsetter in sexology. I believe I am the first psychologist and sexologist in Australia to develop a unique app for the iPad in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, ‘Parents, Tweens & Sex’ is an engaging, safe and enjoyable resource for parents to use with their tweens (10 – 13 year olds) to educate them with the ‘sex IQ’ necessary to be mindful, comfortable and respectful about sexual relationships.
I value my contribution to my professional associations via involvement in committees and training. I am a facilitator for The Mental Health Professional Network and supervise in the specialist area of sexuality and mental health.
I value my continued consultancy to the national media to educate the public in psychosocial and psychosexual issues.
I value volunteering and my history has included community groups; school councils and parent associations. For a number of years I volunteered at an executive level at the Depression Services to assist Australians living with depression to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.
I value giving a voice to others. My first book ‘Give it a go girl!’ profiled girls struggling with transition into secondary school.
I value reducing my environmental footprint and have created an office environment to reflect that goal.
I value my role as a wife; mother; friend and employer.