Amy completed a Bachelor of Psychology (honours) at Griffith University and has since gained experience working with a diverse range of clients. Amy’s early experience in the sector was within the occupational rehabilitation and return to work space. She has worked with and supported clients with chronic pain and disability, catastrophic injury, psychiatric injury, return to work challenges and ongoing workplace difficulties. More recently, Amy has gained experience working with children and families and has completed training to expand her expertise in providing support to women and families in the perinatal period (preconception, pregnancy and beyond). Amy brings a warm, empathetic, client centred approach to her therapy, and is trained to work from a trauma informed perspective where indicated. Amy draws upon a variety of therapeutic approaches whilst working collaboratively with her clients to build upon their existing strengths and coping strategies. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys the laidback lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast beaches and parks, pilates, and time with her family and friends.
Amy has experience and expertise in the following areas: alcohol and other drugs addictions (AOD), affective disorders, anger management, anxiety and phobias, behaviour problems, burnout, cognitive impairment, conflict resolution, depression, general counselling, grief and loss, health psychology, life transition and adjustment issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), pain management, panic attacks, post-natal depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relapse prevention, relaxation training, self-esteem and self-development, sleep disorders, stress, women's issues and workplace issues.