MSc Psychology (USA)
Member of: NZ Psychological society · American Psychological Association
I returned to private psychology practice in 2009 and am currently running a full time practice in Rotorua.
I work with ACC clients across Physical Injury and Senstive Claims. I hold the Pain Management Psychology Contract, PGAP and take Sensitive Claims referrals.
I have been providing services on Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) for 16 years.
I had a private practice in USA prior to moving to New Zealand. In the USA I specialised in the treatment of trauma working with Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans and victims of crime and sexual assault. I provided trauma services for the police, firefighters and the American Red Cross . I presently have a contract with the NZ Police providing psychological services to Police personnel.
I was born in England where I trained and worked initially as a nurse. I have maintained my interest and practice in medical and health psychology. I provided group therapy for the respiratory and cardiac programs at Rotorua Hospital and have treated adults and children with serious medical conditions as well as pain management psychology work. I am a member of the NZ Pain Society.
When I first moved to New Zealand I worked for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and have spent many years working with young children with trauma, anxiety and ADHD.
I worked at Adult Mental Health Services in Rotorua for 2 years and have been a provider of psychological services for the Primary Health Organisation and Department of Corrections.
I am a Certified Biofeedback Practitioner (USA) and member of the American Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
I am a Certified Couples and Family Therapist (USA).
I spent a number of years studying and training at the San Francisco Jung Institute and the Jung Insititute in Zurich. I provide longer term therapy for clients with Psychodynamic and Jungian psychotherapy.
I am a member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.