Ψ Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Ψ Bachelor of Arts (Psych)(Hons)
Ψ Member, Singapore Psychological Society
Claudia received her clinical training from the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Psych)(First Class Honours) and Singapore at the National University of Singapore with a Master of Psychology (Clinical). Before moving to Singapore, she was a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is now a member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
She started her career as a volunteer at Lifeline in Australia where she gained extensive experience in working with individuals who struggle with difficulties such as stress, loneliness, sleep, addictions, interpersonal problems, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, trauma, self harm, suicidal ideation. Since, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, dealing with a wide array of presentations in hospital and private clinical settings.
Claudia sees every client as unique and she tailors therapy to suit the individual needs of her clients, by creating a safe non-judgmental therapeutic space and utilising techniques that are evidence-based and guided by recent developments in research.
She is constantly fine-tuning her skills as a clinician and actively attends professional development courses. She specialises in working with Personality Disorders and Couples Therapy. She is a Level 2 Gottman Method Couples therapist. Other experience and interests include working with individuals who struggle with interpersonal relationships, and Mood and Anxiety Disorders, such as Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias. Claudia also enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who deal with challenges posed by ADHD, ASD, conduct disorders, poor sleep, and eating disorders. She also offers assessments for mood disorders, ADHD, intelligence testing (WISC), and personality disorders.
Claudia’s approach stems from the belief that we are influenced by nature and nurture – we are a result of both our genetic makeup and our circumstances.
Therefore, Claudia takes into consideration the unique circumstances and cultural nuances of each individual coming to therapy. Claudia believes that therapy is a safe space where one can be oneself, listened to attentively, non-judgmentally, and in confidentiality.
Claudia employs an eclectic approach to therapy, utilising techniques from Schema Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Family Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
She is culturally sensitive given her potpourri of experience living and working across different countries and cultures. Claudia is a mother of three and she adores her family. The child psychologist inside her admits to making mistakes at home, but she says with self-compassion that knowing is very different than doing: ”Being a mother is the toughest job”. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys reading, gardening, walking, painting, and watching movies.
She provides therapy in English, French, Romanian, and Italian.