My name is Danielle. I am a AHPRA registered and endorsed clinical psychologist, practicing East Melbourne, Australia. I offer psychological therapy to adults, and professional supervision for counsellors and psychologists.
I provide treatment for a wide range of presenting issues, and have training in several therapeutic approaches. My approach is tailored to each client based on their individual needs and goals for therapy. I was in the first cohort of Australian therapists to receive certified training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, and this modality is central to my approach. I also utilise interpersonal psychotherapy, compassion-focussed therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy. I’ve completed professional development in the many aspects of psychological treatment for people who have experienced childhood trauma and I have a long-standing interest in how therapy can foster growth and healing following trauma in its many forms.
Between 2008 and 2019 I was employed by Swinburne University in the Psychology Department, and taught and supervised research students across the Psychology and Counselling programs. During this time, I developed a trauma treatment program for women who had experienced interpersonal trauma, in conjunction with my friend and colleague David Eckel. I also facilitated the group component of this program. I continue to have a connection to Swinburne University as an Adjunct Research Fellow, providing supervision for provisional psychologists completing training in Clinical Psychology, and also for the Compassion-Focussed Therapy and Trauma Recovery groups that operate at the Swinburne Psychology Clinic.
Prior to training as a psychologist I completed degrees in Commerce and Arts, and worked in the Department of Justice across a range of policy areas, including the court system and services for victims of crime. This experience has helped me understand the broader context that we live within, and how an individual is impacted by the many systems to which they belong.
I invite you to have a read of my supervision and clinical practice pages to gain further information on my work.