Merryn has a keen interest in anxiety and depression and helping patients notice the different ways it can show up in our mind and body. The aim of treatment is to help you uncover the cause of your anxiety and depressive symptoms (with a large focus on tapping into your emotional life) to help you reduce your symptoms. She also has an interest in working with people suffering from somatic illness. We explore what happens when we store our unexpressed emotional life in our body and its resulting dis-ease.
Merryn also has a keen interest in coaching psychology. She would like to work with individuals who are at a crossroads in their career. She helps you notice what’s getting in the way of achieving your potential.
Merryn has been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities including CBT, ACT, psychoeducation, and mindfulness-based interventions. Merryn’s work is predominantly informed by her keen interest in psychoanalytic theory based on some years of further study in this area Merryn has more recently trained in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is based on psychoanalytic theory of anxiety, psychological defenses, and the unconscious however the ISTDP approach can result in effective change for the patient in a relatively short time frame.
Merryn works with adults only. She is a member of AAPI and is a registered psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Interests: depression, anxiety, somatic disorders, career coaching.