Diana has worked as a clinical psychologist for nearly 20 years. During this time she has worked in a diverse range of settings including public mental health, drug and alcohol, peri-natal mental health as well as medical hospital services. The last 12 years has seen Diana work, and continue to work, both privately and publically. She has experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety through to personality disorders. Diana currently focuses on providing therapy to adults that is, people 18 years of age and older. She has a particular interest in working with adults who have not been responsive to short-term interventions.
Diana does not see people for the purpose of providing court or other medico legal reports.
Diana gained her clinical psychology qualifications in New Zealand. Since her initial training she has continued to extend her professional development which has included completing clinical training with the Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. Diana draws upon, but is not limited to, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy in her work with clients. Her approach to treatment is collaborative drawing upon her many years of experience, knowledge of evidence base practice alongside client preferences, strengths and goals.
She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement as a clinical psychologist. She is a member of the Australian Psychologist Society and its Clinical College.