DClin.Psych. BSc (Hons), BMus, BA, PGDipSc, PGDipIMT, MNZPsS, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Virginia is a registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in alcohol and drug problems, drink driving, depression, anxiety related disorders (including performance anxiety and stress), and coping with physical illness.
Her areas of expertise reflect her wide-ranging interests; before graduating from Auckland University as a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, she completed degrees in Science, Arts and Music
Virginia works part-time for the Waitemata District Health Board’s Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS). She also coordinates and lectures Musicians’ Health, an interdisciplinary paper between Medical Health and Sciences and The School of Music.
In private practice, she provides comprehensive psychological assessments based on a Cognitive Behavioural Model. These assessments form the foundation of clients’ treatment plans and are designed to help people achieve their desired therapy goals. Virginia’s approach to therapy is evidence-based and includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
Virginia specialises in AOD therapy and Court assessments, management of performance anxiety and MINT member – trainer of motivational interviewing for individual and group work.