BSc (Hons) MClinPsych
Psych Reg No. PSY0001685159
Alison is a Clinical Psychologist. She has completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has completed a graduate certificate of Applied Mental Health specialising in perinatal and infant mental health. Alison has 9 years experience helping families, parents, children and teens in a variety of clinical settings. Alison has worked in private practice for the past year. Prior to this she worked in the public health sector. Alison has worked in Adult mental health, Perinatal and Infant mental health, Child and Family health, Adolescent and Drug and alochol services within the public sector.
Alison assists adults to address problems such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, difficulties managing strong feelings, sleep and parenting. She enjoys working with teenagers or those in their early twenty’s entering the work place or university life and struggling with managing their feelings, motivation and relationships.
Alison works with children who are experiencing social difficulties, anxiety, low self esteem and impulsive behaviours which are causing them problems.
She commonly uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness skills training.
Alison’s work with parents involves supporting them to find their own effective style of parenting. Alison draws on her Circle of Security, Marte Meo, PCIT and attachment theory training when working with a parent who is trying to better connect and understand their child.
Alison is interested in what relationships and values are important to you. Alison believes a sense of humour and exercise are just as important in ‘talking’ therapy. She is interested in practical changes to help improve someones quality of life. Through the process of therapy she hopes that people are able to better understand themselves and the relationships around them. Alison is available for after hours and Saturday appointments.
Alison is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor and is available for supervision, consultation and training. Contact Alison at The Psychological Health Centre.