MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, CCT
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. I see children, adolescents and young people up to the age of 18. I have a special interest in ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I provide my patients with a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan, which is holistic and caring.
My treatment plan is informed by an understanding of family relationships, child development, and social relationships. Where indicated I can deliver a combination of medication management, individual psychotherapy, and family therapy. I am a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist’s accredited supervisor; I am involved in supervising, teaching and training of medical students, trainee psychiatrists, and other mental and physical health professionals.
MBBS, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, CCT
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer. I assess and manage children and adolescents (up to their 18th birthday) with a wide range of mental disorders. I aim to provide my patients with a comprehensive, responsive and holistic care. My work is informed by attachment and family relationships and I provide diagnosis, expert medication management and psychological therapy for all children and adolescents with mental health problems.
I have particular expertise in the management of mood disorders, anxiety disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders. I am also skilled in providing CBT for mood and anxiety disorders in children as well as family therapy for a wide range of mental disorders.I am a Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist’s accredited supervisor; I am involved in supervising, teaching and training of medical students, trainee psychiatrists, and other mental and physical health professionals.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are doctors who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental disorders in children and adolescents. Almost 1 in 7 Australian children suffer from a mental disorder. ADHD is the most common mental disorder in Australian children followed by anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Children need to be understood in various contexts- developmental, educational, social and cultural to name but a few. We will undertake a thorough assessment of your child and bring together all factors in order to make a diagnosis and plan treatment. We will provide some or all aspects of the treatment plan in discussion with you. Our expertise and areas of interest are detailed in these pages.
We are currently only available on Saturdays. We will, therefore, not be able to offer emergency psychiatric care. We will also not provide treatment for severe psychotic illnesses or drug and alcohol use as these difficulties require more in-depth care that cannot be offered only once a week.
We do not bulk bill, a schedule of our fees is available upon request.