BA Psychological Science (Hons), M. Psychology (Educational & Developmental)
What is your background?
Alongside completing my degree in Psychology (over many years!), I have spent my time working with young people (12-18) and their families at risk of homelessness. I was very fortunate to work in a variety of contexts and do a lot of professional development and learning in this role. My other job is playing netball and I am excited to be playing for the Queensland Firebirds in 2023. I am excited to be starting my Psychology journey at Nest to combine my love of being a part of a team and supporting young people and families! I have worked predominantly with adolescents, adults & parents and value the uniqueness of each person and family I meet. My therapeutic approach is informed by attachment, systems and developmental theories.
Do you have any professional interest areas?
I am still developing my professional focus but I have worked with populations experiencing significant disadvantage and trauma so trauma informed practice has come to be a an area of great interest for me. I also love working with teenagers and parents of teenagers through that milestone developmental stage. I enjoy conducting assessment and the opportunity to learn about different brains as well as teaching clients self advocacy skills to navigate a society that hasn’t necessarily been set up with them in mind.
What are your strengths?
I like to think I have a gentle, reassuring approach to therapy. I am also a naturally curious person with a view to understand people deeply. Connecting with young people and building rapport is one of my favourite parts of the job and I like to think it is a strength of mine.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my spare time, I love to eat delicious food and take myself out into nature- particularly getting to the beach for a surf or to the hinterland for a hike. I am obsessed with my dogs- Atticus and Pumpkin and pretty much all dogs and animals- watching cute animal videos is a daily must.