Kirsten is a Board-approved supervisor, experienced in working with children, adolescent and their families and has Educational & Developmental area of practice endorsement.
Kirsten completed her Masters of Educational Psychology at Melbourne University, started her practice in 2010 and has experience working in corporate companies, schools and private practice.
Kirsten currently works with provisional students as well as experienced psychologists in private practice.
Kirsten has capacity in 2023 for new supervisees, please contact her here to discuss.
Support for Psychologists
Kirsten is an experienced, registered psychologist and supervisor who works in Private Practice in Ringwood (Victoria).
Kirsten has a special interests in burnout and ADHD and with 12 years HR / recruitment in addition to 12 years running a private practice, she is well placed to assist with:
Kirsten originates from South Africa, where she completed her honours degree in psychology in 1995. She worked in Human Resources at various blue-chip companies counselling, managing and recruiting staff. Kirsten also ran the GAMIAN (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Network) Special Educational Project on Depression and Suicide for the South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG). The 1-year project, involved training of doctors and psychiatric nurses in the early detection of depression.
On migrating to Australia in 2001, Kirsten continued to work in the corporate arena, running the graduate recruitment program for Accenture and training management staff in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Korea on Interviewing Methodology.
In 2005 she returned to study while having her children and completed her Masters in Educational & Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2009. She co-published a journal article in Children Australia (vol 36 No 3) “An Exploration into the Coping Strategies of Pre-schoolers: Implications for Practice”, based on her thesis.
In 2010 she opened her own practice and has been working with children, adolescents, and their families ever since. Kirsten is Ed & Dev endorsed and an AHPRA approved supervisor. She has experience providing therapeutic support for a broad range of concerns including depression and anxiety, behavioural and social problems, parenting etc. Therapeutic interventions include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play therapy and animal assisted therapy.
Kirsten now focuses on supporting those who support others, providing supervision & support to psychologists.
MEMBERSHIPS & QUALIFICATIONS
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registered Psychologist with Development Psychology Endorsement
AHPRA registered Primary & Secondary Supervisor
Master of Developmental Psychology (University of Melbourne)
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Member
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) Member
Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) Member
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Play Therapy Psychology, Animal-assisted Therapy