Amanda is a Psychologist who works with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults.
Amanda's approach and therapy style is summarised below:
I provide a client-centred, supportive, and compassionate therapeutic environment where my clients feel safe and accepted in exploring the issues and challenges they face. I provide high quality, evidence-based support to my clients, in order to collaboratively assist them in meeting their individually tailored therapeutic goals and treatment needs. Integral to my therapeutic approach is providing a genuine, accepting, nurturing and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I have knowledge, experience and skills in supporting individuals experiencing social anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, depression, social and learning difficulties, behavioural difficulties, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, stress, adjustment, trauma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism. I have spent over 6 years working within the public-school sector and can assist in understanding and navigating collaboration with schools to achieve the best outcomes for children and youth.
I have experience in various therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focussed therapy, mindfulness, and play therapy.
I am also experienced in identifying, supporting, assessing, and diagnosing young people throughout their educational journey. This includes Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Difficulties (known as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Educational Concerns, Developmental Delays, and Behavioural Issues.