I live in Coffs Harbour, approximately halfway between Brisbane and Sydney in NSW Australia. Coffs Harbour is totally beautiful. I have the ocean about 5 minutes away, and rainforest about 10. One of my favourite things to do is go down to the local Coffs Harbour Jetty, take a stroll along the board walk, keep an eye out for turtles, sting rays and dolphins, and soak up the sunshine.
I was always a bit of an over thinker and analyser, and was always fascinated by human behaviour (the "why do we what we do" question), and so I enrolled in psychology. I completed my bachelor of psychology with honours at SCU in Coffs Harbour.
In order to work as a psychologist in Australia you have to either complete a masters degree over 2 years, or an internship over 2 years. And so I applied for the Masters of Clinical Psychology at UNE, and was accepted in to the course, finishing in 2011.
My work beginnings - psychology
I started working in private practice about 5 years ago. Initially I worked for an already established private practice, and then I also started working at Headspace. At the end of 2016 I opened up my own private practice. It is just me, in my own little office. I am a fully qualified clinical psychologist.
I really like psychology. I like talking to people and I enjoy being able to hear their story. I continually feel humbled by being allowed to know these very personal stories and very honest details about peoples lives. However I have always been quite a creative person, and I had known for a long time that I was really missing that creativity. I knew psychology alone was just not enough.