The senior years at a school are a time of huge transition and a lot of anxiety for many, if not most, young adults. You’ve got the pressure of juggling exams and assessments, family commitments, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends/partners and in many cases a casual job. There’s the pressure of the HSC like a monkey on your back, and after finishing your exams you’re then faced with the question, “Now what?”

Maybe you don’t know what direction you want to take in your life? Maybe you do, but you’re not sure if it’s what other significant people in your life want or whether it’s what you want for yourself?

The pressures are enormous. There are so many stressors and at times it can be overwhelming. Those pressures can lead to thoughts, worries and feelings that can feel like quicksand. You may worry that because you’re so worried, feeling depressed or anxious, that you’re not on your A game and therefore not able to give the HSC exams your all?

Does any or all of this relate?

Often when we feel like this, we gravitate toward ways of thinking and behaviours that provide distraction and avoidance from not feeling good. The thoughts are between your ears, but the behaviours are what get noticed and perhaps could be why your parent/s friends might be concerned about your well-being.

I am passionate about helping young people through this tough transition time. I will work with you, get to know you and create a safe space for us to work together to help you live the life that you want.


Can I bring a parent to my appointment?

Absolutely! If you are a teen I would encourage you to have a parent with you. The first part of the consultation may include your parent and then in most cases I would prefer to continue the appointment with you alone. If you are an adult you are welcome to bring your spouse or support person.

Is getting therapy normal for a teenager?

Being able to help teenagers with their challenges is an incredible privilege. Too often teens and young adults suffer in silence and something I feel passionate about is offering help to teens when they truly need it. This help can be instrumental in helping a young person make decisions that support living a life according to their values. Sometimes medical professionals might be intimidating to teenagers. My aim is to provide a safe, non-threatening and non-judgemental space where teens can feel heard and understood.

Are there appointments available out of school hours?

I do offer appointments out of school hours. These appointments can be early morning before school or in the afternoon after school.

What fees can I expect?

Fees are payable at the time of your appointment. Face to face appointments require payment, in person, at your visit. This payment can be made via credit card, debit card or EFTPOS. Telehealth consultations also require payment at the time of your visit via credit card. Once payment is made, you will be issued with an invoice including the item number for the service provided and my provider number. This will allow you to access a Medicare Rebate for your session.

Medicare rebates can be obtained by using the Express Plus Medicare App or via your Medicare Online Account on mygov. Visit our fees and referral page for more.


Anxiety is a normal physiological response to a threat and is incredibly common. In fact, it is the most common mental health condition in Australia. According to statistics from the Blackdog Institute, up to one third of women and one fifth of men will experience significant anxiety at some point in their lives…