Marnie has been a registered Psychologist since 2008 and has worked within the Eastern suburbs in a clinical counselling role since 2005. She has an extensive background in both private and hospital settings providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment to a broad range of clients including children, adolescents, adults and couples with acute and/or chronic presentations. Marnie had previously been a consultant Psychologist at Mitcham Private Hospital from 2009 until early 2016. In this role she was involved in the implementation of the adult inpatient and outpatient programs in the hospital’s psychiatric facility, Victoria Court, including the provision of individual and group therapy sessions. In addition, Marnie has been a consultant psychologist in the hospital’s Mother Baby Unit since 2011 providing group therapy, clinical assessments, ante-natal and post-natal counselling, support in dealing with trauma, grief therapy, and the treatment of adjustment issues, post-natal depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Finally Marnie has a particular interest in couple therapy and has had specialist training in this area.
Marnie utilises an integrative therapeutic approach in which she draws on her training and knowledge of various empirically validated theories. This integrative approach provides Marnie with different frameworks for understanding the depth of client experiences, being flexible to client needs, and planning effective treatment interventions. Marnie is committed to providing a compassionate, supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship, and she aims to assist her clients to develop greater self-awareness, learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings, respond more adaptively to problems and challenges, improve communication, build more satisfying relationships, and create more meaningful lives through value-based action. Her level of knowledge and clinical experience has provided her with significant case conceptualisation, treatment planning and intervention skills to work with a variety of clinical populations. Marnie continues to build on her knowledge and skills through ongoing engagement in professional development activities.
- Ante-natal and post-natal issues
- Life transition/adjustment problems
- Relationship issues
- Grief and Loss
- Personality disorders
- Deliberate self-harm
- Drug and alcohol issues
- Anger management
- Occupational problems
- Stress management
- Assertiveness and communication training
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Mindfulness training
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Relationship counselling
- Adolescents (16+)
Marnie is available Monday and Wednesday and offers day and evening appointments.