Provisional Psychologist/Counsellor

BA GradDipPsych GradDipPsychSci

“While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us” – Benjamin Franklin

Meet Debbie:

Debbie is a Counsellor/Provisional Psychologist, who is completing her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University. Debbie uses evidence-based interventions to treat a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues. She has assessed and treated individuals experiencing various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dementia, and mild cognitive impairment using empirical measures. Debbie has completed research in the areas of sleep, psychological capital, psychological distress, coping styles, and stress biochemistry. She is a mother of two children and has 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 clients across the lifespan 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, specific phobias, social anxiety, OCD)
  • Stress-related concerns/work stress/life stressors
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Aging-related issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Relationship issues, including parent/child, family, and couples

She is also available for;

  • Assessment of academic achievement, cognitive abilities, 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

Professional Associations:

Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)