Adults

ADULT PSYCHOLOGIST

Life is constantly challenging us with issues that test us mentally and emotionally. If you’re thinking about therapy, then it’s likely that these issues may have become overwhelming. Therapy can often appear intimidating to individuals who have never undergone the experience before. It’s not uncommon to feel apprehensive about opening up to a stranger, discussing personal issues, or confronting difficult emotions. However, it’s important to understand that therapy is a process that unfolds gradually, respecting your pace and comfort level. This gradual progression is designed to build trust between you and your therapist, creating a safe space where you can explore your story.

Challenges I support:

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD assessments
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional regulation 
  • Trauma
  • Social skills
  • Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Relationships

My approach:

As a psychologist, I work to empower people to navigate the challenges of life through a strengths-based perspective, to build resilience, acceptance, emotional awareness and meaning. Using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I explore the cognitions, emotions, and behaviours that are placing stress on people’s lives, supporting them to build fresh perspectives and behaviours that are helpful and durable. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I encourage clients to build achievable outcomes by learning the value of acceptance of challenging thoughts and take committed action, guided by their values and what is meaningful in their lives. I work with people to build emotional intelligence though awareness and recognition, allowing them to develop their understanding of the functions of these emotions, and when they are acting in a maladaptive way.