I am specializing in spinal cord injury, chronic pain & chronic health problems.


I have spent the past 22 years working as the lead clinical psychologist in the NSW Spinal Cord Injury Units (Moorong- Royal Rehababilitaion Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital Acute Spinal Unit and Prince of Wales Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit, Randwick ), in acute and rehabilitation settings, delivering individual and group-based therapy following catastrophic injury, running ward-based education for clients on emotional wellbeing, sexuality and intimacy, and facilitated Mindfulness-based Compassion sessions for staff. In addition to this clinical role, I was appointed Psychosocial Strategy Coordinator for the NSW SSCIS ( State Spinal Cord Injury Service) under the Director Professor James Middleton in 2010 to provide guidance, education and support to SCI clinicians on psychosocial matters. In this capacity, I have presented resources that the Psychosocial Strategy developed at both national and international spinal conferences and work with government and nongovernment agencies (SCIA, Forward, Disability Council of NSW).

More recently I have begun working in private practice consulting Icare, Comcare, NDIS and Medicare clients with spinal cord injuries, persistent pain, anxiety, and mood issues. I am happy to do home visits where appropriate, telehealth and have rooms in Randwick via the Specialist Medical Centre.

I combine CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) with Interpersonal Psychotherapy and aim to empower clients through the use of Mindfulness-based approaches, Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I have a special interest in and expertise in the following;
● mood (anxiety and depression)
● Adjustment problems (acute distress, grief, PTDS)
● chronic pain (headache, musculoskeletal, neuropathic)
● Chronic health problems
● Behaviour ( anger, self mgt, sleep)
● Spinal cord injury- sexuality
● trauma
● Cognition (memory and concentration)


Providing a goal directed approach, supporting individuals and their support networks to be inspired to achieve their goals.