BioI am a Psychotherapist/Counsellor who specialises in grief and loss, depression, anxiety, fears, low self esteem, anger management, and stress management. I have also trained in Hypnosis for a range of conditions including anxiety, fears, self esteem, relaxation, and habits.
My approaches include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, and a Client-Centred Approach.
Registration Numbers and Professional MembershipsI am a member of the Australian Counselling Association and the Australian Psychological Society. I am also a member of the Australian Association for Clinical Hypnosis.
QualificationsI have a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) and Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology. I completed Hypnosis Training in 2012. I am currently undertaking a Vocational Graduate Certificate In Bereavement Counselling and Intervention at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.
Treatment for depression would certainly aid in the recovery and treatment of PTSD. I wonder how serious you are when you state that 'I just want to die'. It is important to establish some kind ... read more
Bereavement is a response to loss, particularly the death of a significant other or loved one. However there are other forms of loss that do not relate to death, and are more commonly known as ... read more
I have trained in Hypnosis but have had minimal experience in using regression therapy. Also, I would agree with Belinda about those experiencing trauma or a history of abuse to be extremely cautious with this ... read more
The difference between hypnotherapy and meditation is that the former involves direct or indirect suggestions for different types of behavior change and is provided by a hypnosis practitioner. Meditation, on the other hand, involves a ... read more
Dream therapy is a form of psychotherapeutic work that explores the different elements of your dream, including the environment of the dream, the symbols, the people and the emotions in the dream. The dream work ... read more
Hypnotherapy is not designed for everyone. The following details list the types of clients that are unsuitable for hypnosis. Firstly, people with depression can develop the ego strength to actually commit suicide, but this is ... read more
Hypnosis can be very effective for anxiety disorders. The normal counsellor or psychologist would treat the anxiety first with the use of therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for example. Hypnosis can be a great ... read more
It is quite human to be imperfect and to judge yourself in social situations, however there are ways to be more self-compassionate and to understand that it is okay to feel low in confidence at ... read more
I would recommend hypnotherapy for insomnia provided there are no presenting mental health issues that prevent you from sleeping, as these issues need to be addressed first. Hypnotherapists would first assess your insomnia and will ... read more
Group therapy sessions for depression include organizations such as Grow, which is a self-help group that caters to mental health issues, and also provides a social outlet with other members. The telephone number is 1-800-, ... read more
I'm not an expert on medical conditions such as fevers but I can talk about how anxiety can affect the body. First of all, anxiety is defined as someone's perception of threat or danger to ... read more
Relationships Australia runs relationship skills training and some focus on anger management. You can go to www.relationships.org.au. You can also see a counselor to help with the management of your anger. Mike runs anger management ... read more
It is important to perhaps consult with a psychiatrist if you are feeling suicidal and to possibly get your current medication reviewed by a psychiatrist, in terms of medication type and amount. You can also ... read more