B.A. (Hons.) M.A. (Clin. Psych.) PhD (Melb. Uni.)
Dianah is a registered Clinical Psychologist and brings to the practice of Psychology a wealth of clinical experience spanning over 20 years, gained in Australia and the UK. As a former trained Triage Nurse for Hospital Accident and Emergency departments, she went on to study Psychology at Melbourne University, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology specialising in CBT and Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy and also Neuropsychology.
After working in hospital psychiatry she furthered her studies in psychotherapy at the Travistock Clinic in London, and group studies at the Institute of Group Analysis in Oxford. After working in numerous clinical settings including hospital psychiatry, and community mental health, she later completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her doctoral studies involved psychotherapy work with individuals and groups and extensive research into the field of early attachment behaviour, hypothesising this can have a profound influence on the relationship and attachment patterns we develop in later life.
She has conducted studies in developmental behaviour from a range of theoretical and clinical perspectives, along with extensive work experience in hospital psychiatry, community mental health (children, adolescents and adults), and forensic psychology, and she has been an Expert Witness in the courts.
Dianah has been a University lecturer in Psychology over some years and she is an APS registered clinical supervisor for Psychologist trainees.
Dianah has trained in CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, hypnotherapy, couple counselling and together brings holistic perspective to a broad range of presenting problems.