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AMY

Provisional Psychologist

Master of Professional Psychology; Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours); Bachelor of Arts

Innate curiosity about the factors that enable a person to thrive, and belief in each person’s potential, inspired Amy to pursue a career in psychology. It makes sense, then, that her primary interest is in children and young people and their families. “It is a myth that this work is only helpful to people who are unwell. I hope that some of my work with my clients can propel them forward and help them to navigate adversity and move closer to achieving their goals,” she says. The broad scope of her interests includes emotional dysregulation, behavioural, learning or social difficulties, and conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Amy’s natural warmth and compassion enable her to build a strong, genuine, collaborative partnership with each client. “I was recently delighted when a child client with ASD realised a steady improvement in important social and play skills and became more courageous to try new things,” she says. “There is nothing more rewarding than being able to celebrate a client’s progress or triumph with them.”