I have more than 45 years of clinical experience working with children and adults from a wide range of backgrounds.
I worked for many years as a psychiatrist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Other past appointments in Australia include Consultant Psychiatrist, Burnside Homes for Children, Sydney. In the United States, I was Associate in Psychiatry, Cambridge City Hospital, Massachusetts.
Currently I am an accredited psychiatrist at Cabrini Hospital, where I have worked in consultation-liaison with areas such as cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology and paediatrics. I am also an accredited psychiatrist at the Melbourne Clinic, and the Albert Road Clinic.
My private practice focuses on intensive insight-oriented individual and group psychotherapy. I also provide family therapy and relationship/couples therapy.
I have a special interest in dealing with cultural, religious and spiritual issues, and can work directly with patients in half a dozen languages.
I also have a special interest in treating health professionals such as doctors and psychologists. In holding a Statutory Appointment as a Panelist of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and serving on the roster of the Victorian Doctors Health Program (VDHP), I am familiar with the challenges facing health professionals. I also can provide clinical supervision or mentorship to trainee health professionals.
I have served, in the past, on various committees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and on Council and various committees of the Victorian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.
Please note that I do not routinely prescribe medication though, where appropriate, I can collaborate with psychiatrists or GPs who manage the prescribing at arm's length from the psychotherapy.
Mind-body or psychosomatic issues. Coping with physical illness
Fears, anxieties, anguish. Doubts about self worth. Life crisis, grief and loss. Anguish of sadness and depression
Sexual issues. Gender dysphoria
Relationship issues. Managing anger
Personal.social, economic, cultural and work stress. Challenges in professional work. Health professionals.