DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BSc (Psych) (Hons), MPsych (Clin), MAPS CClin
Leigh is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents and their families for more than 20 years. Her university research project focussed on the nature of anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders.
After completing an autism internship in the United States focussing on strong behaviour management skills, Leigh subsequently worked in government organisations and diverse educational settings within Australia. Leigh is committed to supporting synergistic relationships between family, health providers and school staff to promote optimal treatment outcomes for the child.
Leigh has also completed further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT has been found to be very effective in supporting adults and children alike. In addition, CBT is helpful for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD who tend to enjoy the pragmatic nature of this approach. Leigh is currently completing an Associate Fellowship in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York as well as additional training at the BECK Institute to continue to provide effective, evidence based therapy.
"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) forms the foundation of my psychology practice which includes behaviour management and parenting, anxiety and depression, adjustment difficulties and perinatal mental health, as well as autism spectrum disorders."
BA(Psych), GDipPsych, MEd&DevPsych
Emmalee holds qualifications in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is passionate about educational and psychological assessment across all age groups, and has experience in a variety of areas including Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and careers counselling. Emmalee uses information gathered via assessment to empower individuals to reach their full potential, focusing on their strengths and finding strategies and resources to assist with difficulties.
Emmalee has previously worked in tertiary education, teaching undergraduate psychology, statistics, and epidemiology classes, and has contributed to public health research. Her Masters thesis focused on careers assessment and the development of a new questionnaire to aid clients in this process. Emmalee is committed to following current research innovations to inform her practice and ensures that clients are always receiving high quality, evidence-based services.