“Life is full of swings and roundabouts. As your therapist, I want to be there to listen and assist you to understand and overcome those moments when you feel like you’re going in circles, unable to move forward. I am constantly reminded about people’s strengths when faced with life’s challenges and I want to help you to recognise and foster your strengths. Everyone has a story that deserves to be heard and I want to listen.”
Alice is an engaging, enthusiastic and approachable psychologist who strongly believes that all individuals deserve to live a happy and meaningful life. Alice is a caring clinician who provides an atmosphere of honesty and trust within which patients can explore and understand their pain in order to make changes that will move them closer to a value driven life. In order to facilitate positive change, Alice works hard to develop and maintain a supportive relationship with her clients built on the foundations of honesty, empathy, and a non-judgemental attitude. She believes that everyone’s story deserves to be heard and appreciates the courage that it takes for people to seek psychological support.
Alice completed her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at the University of New England where she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Prize and University Medal for academic and research excellence. She continued her postgraduate study at the University of New England where she completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.
Alice is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Association for Contextual and Behavioural Sciences, and the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Psychologist (Reg #: PSY0001891152).
EXPERIENCE & INTERESTS
Alice has worked with people from diverse backgrounds across a wide variety of age groups and has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young people. Alice has worked in multiple settings, including inpatient facilities, community mental health, and tertiary psychological services. She has experience working with adults, adolescents and families to assist with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotion dysregulation (e.g., self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, anger issues, borderline personality disorder), tic disorders and behavioural and learning difficulties (e.g., ADHD). Alice is trained in Maudsley Family Based Therapy for adolescent eating disorders. As part of her research in the field of self-injury Alice assisted Mental Health First Aid Australia to redevelop their guidelines to improve the support offered to individuals who deliberately hurt themselves.
Alice has a special interest in the area of emotion regulation and believes that identifying and acknowledging our emotions is pivotal for positive psychological change and can assist us to better understand both ourselves and others. Alice firmly believes that paying attention to our thoughts and feelings is a valuable part of the healing process. By assisting her patients to tune in to their internal experiences, Alice helps patients to alter the relationship they have with their thoughts and feelings so they have less negative impact.
Growing up in Central Western NSW, Alice understands the difficulties individuals living in rural areas face when accessing mental health support. She is a strong believer that geographical location should not be a barrier to seeking professional help and is available for telephone and internet-based psychological services.
Alice is committed to providing evidence-based treatment and has been trained in delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Alice previously held a position at the Sydney Developmental Clinic, a multidisciplinary practice that specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with attentional, behavioural, emotional and learning difficulties. Here, Alice gained insight into the struggles that children and their families can face on a daily basis in the home, school, and social environment. Alice works collaboratively with children and their families to provide evidence-based treatment that empowers children and families to improve their lives. Alice enjoys working with children and their families and is available for after school appointments.
Alice uses evidence-based treatment approaches that have been found to improve the lives of many individuals. She frequently attends courses and conferences to keep up to date with the latest research and treatment developments.
Alice has also organised and run research projects. Her latest project sought to understand the risk factors that may predispose people to deliberately harm themselves. Alice’s research focused on uncovering whether attachment style influenced the ability to use cognitive emotion regulation techniques. Alice has presented the findings of her research to colleagues and members of the public.
WORKING WITH ALICE
If you would like to book an appointment with Alice or would like to discuss further how Alice could assist you with achieving your therapy goals please contact reception on 02 8814 5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org