Amy has run several group programs for children and adolescents including; social skills and emotional regulation group programs . She is comfortable and confident in working with people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexualities, and gender identities.
Amy is passionate about ensuring people feel respected, heard, and welcome.
Her personal approach to therapy is client-centred, working from a humanist perspective to understand the individual, their relationships, and their worldview. Amy’s personal approach to counselling is to consider each client with compassion, understanding, and curiosity, in a warm and non-judgmental manner to establish trust and maintain rapport.
Amy’s main therapeutic approaches draw from elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy (ST), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Amy has additional experience and training in applying CBT for insomnia (CBT-I) and trauma (TF-CBT). Amy is also experienced in administering and interpreting a wide range of psychometric tests to address learning, behaviour, and mental health needs.
Amy’s professional interests include:
- Working with children, adolescents and their families.
- LGBTIQ+ related issues / Gender identity
- Trauma (particularly developmental, relational, and sexual trauma).
- Grief and loss
- Emotional regulation and distress tolerance
- Depression & Anxiety
- Parenting challenges
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Insomnia and sleep issues
- Aggressive and challenging adolescent behaviour.
- Family dysfunction and adjustment
- Relationship issues
- Play Therapy
- Learning difficulties
Amy’s career highlights include delivering two-day training courses to large groups and experiencing therapy as a corrective experience for clients who have experienced childhood and relational trauma.