“My aim is to make my clients, whatever age, feel like they’re in a safe place where they can breathe out and be themselves.”
AREAS OF INTEREST
Child and youth psychology (depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, emotion regulation)
Neurodevelopmental psychology (Autism, ADHD)
Understanding functions of behaviour
Adult Therapy (Depression & Anxiety, Stress etc)
Helen is a Provisional Psychologist* having completed her Masters in Professional Psychology, and is now in the last half of her internship working up her hours for general registration through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Helen has done a big career u-turn, and after 20 years’ working in high-level corporate jobs is now taking her passion of working with people into psychology.
Helen has worked in private clinics and in the disability sector with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of conditions, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual disability, and Psychosocial concerns such as Anxiety and Depression. Helen has experience in Behavioural and Cognitive Assessments, works closely with Supporting Parents and also has experience with the NDIS.
Helen uses evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also a registered Behaviour Support Practitioner.
Helen loves working as part of a team and will collaborate with other allied health providers to work towards therapy goals.
Helen is able to provide therapy and support for clients with NDIS funding. No referral or Mental Health Care Plan is necessary to see Helen. Please note, unfortunately Medicare do not provide rebates for Provisional Psychologist sessions.
*NB: A provisional psychologist is knowledgeable and skilled in providing mental health therapies, having undertaken a minimum of 4 to 5 years of tertiary education (Helen has undertaken 5 years of tertiary education have completed her Masters which also included placements to practice in), before undertaking an additional internship to further develop their skills. During this internship, they undertake a high level of supervision from fully registered senior psychologists, ensuring they have additional supports in skill development, ethical practice, and reflection, which means you are also being supported by experienced and skilled supervisors through your therapy. It's also important to note that many provisional psychologists often have prior experience in other areas of mental health, including counselling and disability support as is the case for Helen. Just as fully registered psychologists can, provisionally registered psychologists can help support clients in a broad range of presenting concerns and regularly report to their governing body, AHPRA. However, they do differ from a fully registered psychologist, as they unfortunately are unable to offer a Medicare rebate, which means that a mental health care plan is not required. This also means that the session fees are lower to reflect this.