Flora enjoys working with a varied range of issues, whether the challenges experienced have minor or significant impact on day to day life – if it is something important to her client, it is important to Flora also. She is skilled at assessing and treating a range of presentations including complex and chronic mental health difficulties such as mood disorders (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety (e.g. OCD, social anxiety, GAD, phobias), trauma (e.g. PTSD), grief/loss, adjustment issues, relationship conflicts and behavioural issues amongst others.
With her clinical neuropsychology training, Flora also has experience working with various cognitive/neurological conditions (e.g. degenerative disorders, stroke, brain injury) and associated mental health and cognitive difficulties. Based on a comprehensive clinical assessment, she uses a variety of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, emotion coaching, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to work towards her client’s personalised goals. She is also an accredited Triple P provider to help facilitate positive parenting.
Prior to joining Riverlands Therapy Services, Flora worked at the University of Queensland Psychology Clinic, as well in private and public health sectors working with children and adults affected by complex mental health issues and neuropsychological concerns. In addition to her clinical work, Flora has extensive research experience as a clinical researcher at a Stroke Institute and through her doctorate studies. She has published her research findings in various scientific journals and presented at numerous national and international conferences for health professionals.
Flora’s engagement style is warm, genuine and understanding, while challenging her clients towards growth at a pace set collaboratively with the client’s best interest always in mind.
As well as being a clinical psychologist, Flora is a mother and a wife, and really values her family. She loves spending her time connecting with people, and keeping up to date with the latest psychology research to ensure her commitment to evidence based practice.
Flora works at the Blaxland clinic on Fridays with some after hours availability.