Amanda is a kind and empathic psychologist with over 12 years of experience across several settings including private hospitals, not-for-profit, tertiary education, medical centres, private practice, and crisis counselling services. Amanda also works in a private hospital treating inpatients who struggle with eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and general mental health issues.
Amanda’s interest in perinatal mental health sparked when she became a mother herself in 2014. She particularly enjoys working with perinatal anxiety and adjustment for new parents.
Amanda has completed training in relationship-based approaches to parent-infant support through the Centre for Perinatal Psychology, Perinatal Loss training through the Perinatal Loss Centre, and Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling training through APS Professional Development. Amanda’s work also draws on CBT, ACT, DBT, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
Along with her comprehensive training, Amanda reflects on her own experiences as a parent to empathise with and support her clients. Amanda believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in positive change. Every person is unique in their strengths and identity and deserves an individual and tailored approach to their recovery.