Justine (she/her) has more than twenty years’ experience asa Clinical Psychologist. She spent her early career initially working in child, adolescent and family community and mental health settings. She then became more Interested in the perinatal context as an opportunity for early intervention. Justine gained specialised expertise in perinatal mental health while working at Karitane Randwick Family Care Centre and St John of GodBurwood. In these settings, she facilitated both individual and group therapies, as well as providing clinical supervision to multidisciplinary teams.
Justine has also had a private practice in the eastern suburbs ofSydney for two decades. Although she is comfortable with a range of presentations, she tends to largely work with clients experiencing perinatal difficulties. Justine supports those struggling with issues relating to conception/infertility,pregnancy losses and birth trauma, as well as perinatal mood disturbance and anxiety. Justine is particularly interested in intergenerational trauma and the impact in the perinatal period.
Justine values an open and collaborative approach, viewing the relationship that she forms with her clients as the key to supporting change. She sees it as essential to be flexible and integrative, working within a framework of attachment and interpersonal neurobiology, Justine draws on a range of therapeutic approaches, including Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, Schema Therapy, Self-Compassion Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy and interpersonal Therapy.
Justine is a Member of ACPA, APS and is a Board Approved Supervisor with APHRA. As well, she is the secretary ofAAIMHI NSW branch. Justine is also trained inthe Circle of Security Parenting Program.
In the last two years, Justine has enjoyed a professional relationship with Gidget Foundation Australia including a scoping study for Gidget Village expansion, and as a member of the Clinical Governance Committee. Since April 2022 she was involved in the initial phase of the Workforce Development Program, including creating the training and supervising the initial pilot group. Justine is passionate about supervision and mentoring other clinicians in this field and looking forward to her new role as a Clinical Supervisor.