My approach to therapy blends the 'head' and the 'heart'. I am an active scientific researcher (the 'head'). I trained at The University of Melbourne and Harvard Medical school. I enjoy ideas, and I stay up to date with the evidence and 'best practice' approaches to psychotherapy. From the heart, my approach to therapy is naturally quite gentle. I have spent many months in silent meditation, and this has helped me to understand my own mind and emotions in subtle detail. This 'contemplative' background also means I have an authentic understanding of mindfulness and compassion-based practices. I enjoy sharing mindfulness and compassion-based approaches with my clients where relevant.