Clinical Psychologist

El has 18 years of experience in the field of Psychology. She attends quality conferences every year within Australia as well as overseas and has even been trained by the world-renowned Dr Michael D. Yapko in Clinical Hypnosis. She uses a variety of approaches that she believes will be most effective based on both the issue she is working with and the experience she has in understanding what will best suit the person she is assisting.

El uses Clinical Hypnosis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psycho-education, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training and Values identification, Structured Problem Solving, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy, Positive Psychology, Goal Setting, Emotion Focused Therapy and Schema Focused Therapy in a unique way to make sure your issues are properly resolved.

El believes that much of our deeper present day struggles are linked to past experiences and perhaps the unresolved or non-addressed understandings or emotions associated with them. El also believes that often the issues presented in counselling are rather the symptoms of the underlining issue and hence it is often ‘deeper’ therapy as opposed to ‘band aid’ therapy that provides positive and sustainable change.

El’s areas of interest include the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Panic, stress and adjustment difficulties, mood and motivation issues, pain management, sleep difficulties, emotional management, self-esteem and self-confidence issues, grief and loss, PTSD, work place issues, motor vehicle accidents, weight control, smoking cessation, relationship issues/couples therapy.

El works with adolescents 15+, adults and older age and feels that the ideal recipe for effective therapy is self-honesty, commitment and an authentic relationship between the therapist and client. El’s approach towards her clients would best be described as direct, challenging but also authentic and nurturing.

El works full-time as a Clinical Psychologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She works one day a week at Innerwise (days are subject to change)

Areas of Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma including PTSD
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Substance Use
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Parenting
  • Psychosis
  • Weight issues
  • Disordered eating
  • Weight management
  • Smoking Cessation

Client Groups

  • Adolescents 15+
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Couples
  • Families