“I am passionate about perinatal mental health and improving outcomes for mums, infants and families, enabling people to reach their full potential. I know that optimising all aspects of health and wellbeing during this critical period of life can improve outcomes for future generations. I see this as the ultimate outcome of early intervention and preventative medicine.
I combine an eclectic and holistic approach including individual therapy, parent-infant therapy and medication, if needed. I consider all aspects of health including exercise, nutrition; and finding meaning, enjoyment and connection with infants and children.
I have a keen interest in mindfulness and Buddhist practices and how these can benefit new parents during the transition to parenthood. I have completed training in specific parent-infant therapies including Watch Wait and Wonder and Circle of Security.
I find it a pleasure and a privilege to work together with mothers and families during this exciting and challenging time.
Outside of perinatal psychiatry I have a keen interest in education and training, with heavy involvement in training new psychiatrists.
I am also a mother of two children so am well aware of the challenges and difficulties that come with parenting young children. When I find the time I like to look after my own mind, body and GLOW by reading extensively and de-stressing at the gym.”