“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us” – Benjamin Franklin
Debbie is a Psychologist who uses evidence-based interventions to treat a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), gender and sexuality issues, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She has assessed and treated various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment. Debbie has completed research in the areas of sleep, psychological distress, coping styles, and stress biochemistry. She is a mother of two children and has prior experience managing, mentoring, and supporting employees in a business environment.
How Debbie can help you:
Debbie has warmth, compassion, and empathy. She enjoys working with children, young people, and adults and with families to support their emotional and behavioural needs. Debbie can also provide a wide range of cognitive, educational, and diagnostic assessments to assist applications for funding and educational support.
Areas of Interest:
- Anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia, separation anxiety, OCD)
- Stress-related concerns/work stress/life stressors
- Depression and mood disorders
- Gender and sexuality-related issues
- Aging-related issues
- Sleep issues
- Bereavement, grief, and loss
- Relationship issues, including parent/child, family, and couples
She is also available for;
- Assessment of cognitive abilities, learning disabilities, academic achievement, memory, and personality.
- Psychological reports for funding applications and educational support
Modes of Therapeutic Interventions used:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Supportive Counselling
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)