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B.A (Women’s Studies), B.Teach (Primary) Hons, Grad. Dip. (Psych), Adv. Grad. Dip. (Psych), MPsych (Clinical)

Amy is a warm friendly person. She understands the multi-faceted nature of mental health and the importance of lifting the mental health burden for an individual's quality of life. She has experience working with clients presenting with personality disorders, psychosis, mania, depression, anxiety, diverse neurocognitive abilities, sleep disorders, and sexual health concerns. Amy offers an open and non-judgemental environment for people to speak, be heard, and find ways to move forward.

During Sessions: Amy uses evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy to support people through periods of personal growth and change. Sometimes, clients want to target symptoms with solution-based therapy. Other times, clients want to understand the underlying components of their current experience, which can involve psychodynamic approaches. Amy believes passionately in working collaboratively and tailoring sessions to suit each person.

Diverse Needs: Amy has experience working in the public and private mental health sectors, which includes people of many cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She has lived in regional Australia and overseas. She has worked with Indigenous Australians as well as migrant and refugee populations. Amy knows some AUSLAN (though sessions with Deaf clients require an interpreter). Clients from the LGBTIQ community, their allies, and individuals of non-traditional families are all welcomed.

Modern Families: Amy has a deep appreciation of family life and relationships. She knows first-hand the complexities of modern families and wants to help parents to navigate their journey. Psychological services can be helpful at various junctures and address specific concerns along the way – conception, birth, early motherhood, relationship changes, fatherhood, parent-child bonding, parenting a child with a disability, grandparents, etc. Each stage of life can bring hurdles and complexity.

Across the Lifespan: Amy provides psychological services to individuals across the lifespan. Childhood, young adulthood, mid-life, and older adults may all have reason to seek psychological support. She has worked in the field of geropsychology and recognises that even people with dementia can benefit from a psychologist. Additionally, she is comfortable working with people diagnosed with a chronic condition or terminal illness. Amy respects each person's story.

Professional Registration: Amy has completed six years of training inclusive of a Masters of Psychology - Clinical. She is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)  - Psychology Board of Australia (PsychBA).

Amy is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Clinical Psychologists Association (ACPA).