Kay is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience in helping individuals learn effective ways to improve mood, and reduce anxiety and stress. Her therapy style is warm, engaging, and collaborative.
Kay qualified with first class honours in Psychology at the University of Sydney and a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of New South Wales. She has worked in public and private hospitals conducting individual and group therapy for older adolescents and adults. After opening a private practice in 2008 in Sydney, Kay gained a reputation as a specialist in assisting individuals with Bipolar Disorder and Unipolar Depression, and their families, learn effective ways to manage mood and reduce vulnerability to relapse.
She is additionally skilled in helping individuals manage other mental health difficulties, including:
- anxiety disorders
- complex trauma
- relationship stress and interpersonal difficulties
- personality disorders
- self-confidence and self-esteem difficulties
- adjustment disorders
- acute stress
- bereavement, grief, and loss
Kay also works with individuals who simply wish to improve their self-awareness and learn ways to pursue their valued life directions.
Kay only employs empirically-validated treatments to assist her clients, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Interpersonal & Social Rythms Therapy (IPSRT for Bipolar Disorder)
- Compassion-Focussed Therapy
- Psychoeducation and Relapse Prevention
- Relational Psychotherapy
Importantly, Kay understands that for psychological therapy to be effective, a focus on the client and the quality of the therapy relationship itself is just as important as the treatment methods employed.
Kay is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and holds Clinical Psychology endorsement, and is registered as a specialist provider with Medicare and all major health funds. She is a long-standing member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP).