Annie began practicing as a Psychologist in the late 90’s, and has had the opportunity to work across the lifespan, in early intervention, child and family psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, women’s health, sexual assault, trauma, rehabilitation, and in undertaking complex assessments within the medico-legal framework. Annie was involved in the design, set up and implementation of the first Gidget Village groups, which was a delight for her from a learning and clinical perspective.
Annie is a member of the APS and a Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA.
In the role of Supervisor, Annie's goal is to work in collaboration with the Gidget Clinician, in a protected, reflective space, where the Clinician is able to explore any aspect of their clinical practice, in the perinatal mental health environment.
With knowledge across a range of frameworks, in particular schema therapy, psychodynamic and attachment theory, as well as more strategy-based applications including CBT, DBT, and ACT, Annie can help provide an environment for the Clinician to explore challenges, celebrate achievements, and seek a deeper understanding of why Clinicians and clients think and act the way they do when in the therapeutic setting.
Annie's approach is to guide, explore and support, rather than to direct and instruct and she is thrilled to be a part of the increasing support services being made available to the Gidget Clinicians who are providing invaluable support to clients of Gidget Foundation Australia.