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I am co-director and clinical psychologist at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd, established in 1999.

I work with adults of all ages to promote psychological well-being, and offer psychological treatment and therapy for people who experience depression, anxiety and stress, addictions, posttraumatic stress and/or relationship difficulties.

I have over 20 years experience as a therapist and take an integrated approach, using motivational interviewing (MI), compassion focused therapy (CFT), cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in my therapy work.

I offer individual and group therapy through Psychology Consultants, including running a regular compassionate mind training (CMT) group.

My main areas of interest as a trainer are motivational interviewing (MI) and compassion focused therapy (CFT).

I have been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007, and have conducted workshops across Australia and around the world.

I have presented on the topic of CFT since about 2014 after receiving extensive training on the topic myself. I now present widely on the topic of CFT, compassionate mind training, working with shame and shame memories with CFT, and integrating MI with CFT.

I offer long-form skills-training workshops across one to three days, briefer presentations up to four hours, webinars that are available nationally and internationally, and public speaking at events.

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My PhD, completed in 2005, examined the treatment of co-morbid posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence among combat veterans. We used motivational interviewing (MI) and relapse prevention (RP) approaches to help with this disabling comorbidity.

I am an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland School of Psychology where I am part of the UQ Compassionate Mind Research Group and continue to conduct research, especially on the topics of compassion and self-compassion, motivation and change, and shame and trauma.

I have published several scientific papers and chapters in textbooks. For a comprehensive list of my academic work go to my profile at ResearchGate.

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