Amanda is a compassionate psychologist who enjoys working with individuals from various diverse backgrounds. She is easy-going and can provide a safe space for you to freely share your experiences and emotional burdens.
Amanda can help ground you when things feel chaotic, and she can support you to develop insight and a stronger sense of self. Amanda’s primary interests include working with adults to explore their interpersonal relationships. For example, Amanda has worked with people who have faced feelings of guilt, blame, regret, anger, and uncertainty about relationships and will often use the therapeutic space to build her clients confidence and communication skills. She also enjoys working with individuals to overcome difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and self-esteem issues and has experience working with individuals with trauma and psychotic illnesses.
Amanda embraces several approaches in her work and ultimately ensures a client centred approach. Her areas of practice include interpersonal psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused and mindfulness techniques. Amanda has also worked within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) since its beginning stages in 2017. She is a registered Behaviour Support Practitioner who understands the complexities of positive support plans and supporting staff to work with individuals who may present with behaviours of concern. She has also worked within this space to provide intervention and has a thorough understanding of the reporting requirements.
The other things you need to know about Amanda!
She is a coffee lover and is regularly on the hunt for a good latte! Amanda has many interests and among them is her passion for animals, she has a few fur babies of her own and looks forward to a cuddle with them at the end of the day! Outside of this down time, she likes a good adventure and exploring new places or engaging in something a bit thrilling. She has done the 10 thousand ft sky dive drop and presently learning to rock climb. She believes that having a balance between down time and a bit of adventure is incredibly important.
• Australian Association of Psychologist (AAPI)
• Association for positive behaviour support Australia
• The Restraint Reduction Network
• NDIA registered Behaviour Support Practitioner