Anne maintains a client centred approach when working with individuals. Her aim is to provide a safe therapeutic space where self-exploration and understanding is possible. Anne's therapeutic approach is informed by my training background in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy. She is highly committed to ongoing professional development to continue delivering evidence-based treatment to my clients.
Working and supporting individuals from diverse communities has shaped her interest in helping people with life experiences or interpersonal issues that lead to emotional pain, distress or confusion. These issues could stem from trauma, personality patterns, anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotional regulation or experiencing loss and grief.
Anne is highly experienced in managing dual diagnosis clients with complex presentations. Given her experience and training, she is skilled at conducting a thorough assessment of treatment needs and assisting clients to make positive changes to unhelpful behavioural patterns, as well as improving their mental health and general life situation. Anne's passion lies in helping people make positive meaningful change in their life.
Anne is a registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working within the public health sector. She has worked extensively within the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field in both residential and outpatient settings, having started her journey working with families and young children in a therapeutic community. Anne's considerable experience working with individuals from all age groups, from young adults to older adults, has involved practicing in clinical, mental health and forensic settings.
Anne offers both short- and longer-term counselling depending on each individual’s needs. Anne would be very happy to discuss options further by phone or appointment.