Emma is a clinical psychologist with experience working in the public mental setting supporting people with BiPolar Affective Disorder, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Life Transitions and Adjustment difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, and mental health issues in the perinatal period. Emma also has experience working with people who have been impacted by developmental trauma, children and families in the school setting, and individuals from various cultural backgrounds, gender identity, family structures and life stages, and people in rural and remote areas where mental health support may not be as accessible. Emma is currently providing psychological therapy exclusively via telehealth with the hope of enabling more people to access mental health support, particularly with the current unpredictability of COVID19 requirements.
Emma’s approach involves tailoring psychological treatment to the needs of the individual using skills and knowledge founded in evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT). Using these approaches, Emma focuses on assisting people to identify the challenging aspects of relationships that we have with both ourselves and others, to comprehend, and ultimately alter these unhelpful patterns.
Emma believes that successful therapy relies on a good fit between the psychologist and the individual seeking support, with a focus on developing an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship where an individual feels they can truly be themselves, free from judgement. And no matter the issue requiring support, Emma understands that everyone is simply doing the best that they can with the knowledge and tools that they have, and aims to build an individual’s self-compassion and understanding of how they see themselves, and how they view the world around them. She believes the more knowledge and understanding we have, the greater the ability to use that knowledge and understanding to overcome our unique challenges while learning to be kinder to ourselves in the process.
- Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology.