I am a Family Therapist, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and clinical supervisor, working in the areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health, and disability.
I have worked in the field of public mental health and primary care for 48 years. Over the past 26 years I have worked in primary care - private practice. My work as a clinician and supervisor includes assessing and treating people managing childhood and adolescent issues, major mental illness, trauma, and conflict resolution.
My current role/work
I provide clinical assessment and treatment in private practice as a Nurse Practitioner and Family Therapist and am an experienced clinical supervisor registered with the Australian Association of Family Therapy.
Assessment for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses (Nurse Practitioner)
Certificate of Pharmacology in Advanced Practice
Master of Nursing
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis
Grad. Cert. Developmental Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
Bachelor of Arts (Multidiscipline Psych & Soc)
Grad Dip Family Therapy
My approach to supervision
I provide clinical supervision using "systemic" and “ reflective practice” approaches, for individuals and groups. These models are wholistic and support thinking and learning and aim to create a confidential, safe and non-defensive space where the sharing of new ideas or group learning can occur for all participants. The models enable supervisees to think creatively, be insightful and to develop a process of critical enquiry.