Amanda is a registered psychologist and Board approved supervisor. She is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists. She has experience working with children, adolescents and teenagers in a variety of settings including government, hospital and private practice. Amanda has successfully supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship breakdowns and other major life changes, challenges with parenting, bullying and school refusal, children and adults with complex trauma, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, ADHD and autism. She provides a compassionate, tailored approach to therapy drawing upon a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness, Guided Relaxation, Schema therapy, Ego-state therapy, Brief Solution-focused therapy, Positive psychology, Motivational Interviewing and Proactive Collaborative Problem-Solving with children and adults. Amanda is passionate about empowering people to make positive changes in their lives by helping them to apply practical, realistic strategies and principles to adjust their behaviours and the way they view their world.
She has extensive experience providing formal assessments to support children’s learning at school including cognitive and academic assessments and assessments for specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia, as well as personality and vocational assessments for career planning. She is aware of the many demands on parents and teachers and ensures her recommendations are realistic, practical and achievable and provide the best opportunities for success.
Amanda is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A limited number of after-hours appointments are available.