I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work with children, teenagers, families, couples, and adults in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems. I am passionate about bringing out the good in people and I like to bring fun and creativity into the therapy setting.
My special interest areas are in perinatal mental health, parent-child relationships, helping teenagers, unpicking the impacts of trauma, and infant and toddler emotional development.
I am a mum to 3 early-waking children under 8, and being mum to them has been my greatest education! I have been a psychologist for 17 years and in that time I have worked in mental health and counselling services in Australia and the United Kingdom, across government, NGO and private practice settings.
My foundational psychology training (Bachelors, Honours, Masters) was with the University of Queensland. Since then I have been continuing to learn and grow, picking up several therapy approaches and a bunch of techniques along the way. My job is to make all that "book knowledge" fit with what you're experiencing. Most importantly, I want to find a way to make therapy individualised so that it works for you.
Psychologists are trained to help people who are experiencing mental health problems, or to help intervene early to prevent the escalation of emotional, behavioural, and social problems. A Clinical Psychologist has additional training in the field of clinical mental health practice. We can take whatever you throw at us! All psychologists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner's Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are bound by an ethical code governing our practice.
I use the following evidence-based therapies:
Freya will commence in February 2019
Amanda and Dr. Rachel are partnering to provide workshops in Perinatal Mental Health in 2019
Amanda is the Founder and Director of Spilt Milk Psychology, consulting at Redlands Psychologists in Brisbane's bayside. Although she works with people of all ages and from all walks of life, she has a particular interest in wiring with women and their families as they negotiate the challenges of pre-conception, pregnant, birth and beyond.
Amanda adapts her therapeutic approach to suit the needs of each individual and unique family she sees, drawing on the latest science from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory and research on compassion and mindfulness. Above all, she values the relationship she has with her clients and respects their need to work through issues at their pace.
Layla provides administrative support and welcomes clients. She is here as much as we can grab her!
We are lucky to have a placement provisional psychologist who provides clinical and administrative support for our group sessions.
We are currently hiring for a new clinical assistant. If you are interested, please email Dr. Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org