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), coping with physical illness and relationship problems. She works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Virginia’s uses evidence-based interventions that include Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She is a member of MINT the Motivational interviewing International Network of Trainers and runs trainings in this area for both individuals, groups and organizations. Virginia can also provide an Alcohol and Drug assessment for legal concerns.
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. From 2000-2018 she coordinated and lectured ‘Musicians’ Health,’ an interdisciplinary paper between Medical Health and Sciences and The School of Music. Virginia currently combines private practice work with part-time work as the Clinical Advisor for the Waitemata District Health Board’s Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS).