When did you start at NBP?
I started at NBP in March 2020. I have been following the practice on Facebook for years and I am so grateful to work in a practice that promotes such positive mental health messages.
Why did you get into Psychology in the first place?
I have wanted to be a psychologist since I was in high school. I love working with people and hopefully helping them to see their own strengths and build a rich, full and meaningful life.
What would you have done if you didn’t become a Psychologist?
If I wasn’t a psychologist I would be a dog groomer/dog walker and doggy daycare owner! I love animals but couldn’t be a vet.
What do you like best about your job?
I love when people have light bulb moments and things just “click”. I love watching people take control of their own life and achieve their dreams.
Which are your favourite therapies to draw from and why?
There are so many to choose from. I really like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and find elements of this therapy are helpful for a lot of people. I like using narrative and strength-based approaches.
What does a typical day on the job look like for you?
I usually try to get to work and practise some mindfulness before my first client. This helps me remain present in the room and be with the person more fully. As I have recently started at NBP I am meeting a lot of new people and I am enjoying all the new faces. Work at the moment is changing due to COVID and I am seeing people via video conference which is a different experience.
What activities do you enjoy outside work?
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family (at the moment this is only at home of course). I like to walk our dogs, spend time in the garden and relax with a good book. At the moment I am reading “Becoming Michelle Obama”. I am looking forward to being able to go back to cafes and heading back to the beach.
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