|Specialist Areas:||Adjustment to chronic illness, Anger management, Anxiety, Attachment, Bipolar disorder, Conflict resolution, Depression, Dissociative identity disorder, Grief and bereavement, Health psychology, Insomnia, Leadership, Life transition & adjustment issues, Mental health, Mental illness, Mood disorders, Obesity, Organisational governance, Pain management, Phobias, Positive psychology, Post traumatic stress disorder, Professional burnout, Professional supervision, Rehabilitation/injury counselling, Relationships, Return to work, Self-esteem & self development, Shyness & social skills deficits, Sleeping disorders, Somatoform disorders, Terminal illness, Work stress|
|Treatment Areas:||Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Couples therapy, Critical incident stress debriefing, Emotion focussed therapy, Executive coaching, Positive psychology, Schema therapy, Solution-focussed therapy|
|Client Types:||Adult, Older adult, Organisation|
|Address:||Monarch Psychology Building, 176 Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland 1051
(500m west of the Greenlane Southern Motorway off-ramp, 150m west of the Great South Road intersection)
|Practice Name:||Thrive Psychology|
|Phone:||(021) 792 804|
|Bio:||I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked in adult physical and mental health services for more than 20 years, including pain management, cardiology, psychology services for people with physical health conditions, and community and inpatient mental health services, including early intervention for psychosis teams. I hold a PhD and the Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology (Otago University) and a Diploma of Management (NZ Institute of Management). I was the Professional Leader-Psychology (Head Psychologist) for Counties Manukau DHB for 10 years until 2014. I was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and have taught at various universities in New Zealand and the United States.
I am passionate about supporting individuals, families, and organisations to develop and to successful and as physically, mentally, and socially healthy as possible. I take a collaborative, practical, and results-oriented approach and focus on assisting people to grow and develop their own skills and abilities. My model of practice is a broadly informed CBT-based approach with a strong focus on systemic factors, strengths-based and positive psychology approaches. I am very attentive to the existential or meaning-based issues that people struggle with.
I have extensive health service and organisational leadership experience and offer professional supervision for psychologists, other professionals, and managers at all levels.