I have treated adults, adolescents and children for over three decades. My approach is psychoanalytically – oriented. This means I think about treatment within the full context of an individual’s difficulties, according to what is necessary within each of the three epochs of life: childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

I work in private practice and consult to many mental health and public institutions, as well as supervise colleagues about their own clinical work.

I most recently worked for five years as a senior clinical psychologist for Eastern Health Child and Youth Mental Health service. Prior to this I worked for a decade establishing and conducting a psychoanalysis clinic for adults at the Centre for Psychotherapy, a public mental health service in New South Wales. I have also served as a conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Prior to this I started working in community counseling at the age of 17, working collaboratively with other adolescents to resolve their difficulties and conflicts with their families.  I have since worked in many community based and non-government counseling and therapy services.