Victoria has a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from La Trobe University,
and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) from The University of Melbourne.
Victoria is an approved Victims of Crime counsellor.
Victoria is an AHPRA member (http://www.ahpra.gov.au) and a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.
Prior to moving to the north coast Victoria worked in both the public and private sectors in Melbourne. In her private practice Victoria treated adults struggling with long-standing relationship difficulties, depressed mood, anxiety, and unresolved suffering from painful childhood experiences, including abuse.
In Melbourne Victoria also worked at ORYGEN Youth Health where she gained specialist training and experience in adolescent mental health. Here she worked with young people in their recovery from psychosis, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, and a range of other difficulties.
Victoria has engaged in mindfulness training including a period of practise at Plum Village in the south of France, where zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh lives and teaches. The incorporation of mindfulness-based approaches in her treatment assists individuals in cultivating clarity and calmness to overcome suffering.
Since relocating Victoria has worked in private practice at Mullumbimby Psychology, and with adults and adolescents in community mental health at Lismore Base Hospital.