Amy is a warm and experienced psychologist who loves what she does for a living. She has been registered since 2007. She sees it as a privilege to support her clients and loves to nurture them. Past clients have described her as someone who is naturally compassionate, easy-going, has a lot of life experience, likes to have a laugh, and is non-judgemental.
Overall, she has considerable experience in treating a range of issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, workplace issues, and grief, amongst others. Amy works intuitively to offer a range of strategies and incorporates techniques from a variety of evidence-based approaches. She is skilled in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Parts Work, Mindfulness Based Therapies, and Schema Therapy. Amy believes that all people are equal, no matter their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or religion. Amy is a LGBTIQA+ friendly practitioner. She equally enjoys treating both women and men and has undertaken extra training in understanding what men want from counselling. On a personal level, she is a mum of two boys, and is passionate about holistic health and the mind-body connection.
Amy has a special interest in treating people affected by simple and complex trauma (examples include car accidents, medical procedures, birth trauma, sexual trauma, childhood trauma, C-PTSD, DV, etc). She is a member of EMDRAA and an EMDR 'Accredited Practitioner' (which basically means she has treated a significant number of clients with EMDR, and is one of only a handful of therapists in Brisbane trained to this level in EMDR). She loves to work with clients over the medium to long-term to improve their self-acceptance and self-compassion.