“Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances that we do not know how to handle. During this time, it is very easy to feel alone, scared and defeated. My goal is to stand beside you during this time, supporting you as, together, we develop skills and strategies to cope in these circumstances”. – Ashleigh Knight
Ashleigh has prior experience working in insurance and rehabilitation, assisting individuals with workplace injuries and trauma to reclaim their lives. Ashleigh has also worked in private outpatient clinics providing services to adults with a wide range of presenting concerns and at the world renowned Centre for Emotional Health.
Ashleigh is a compassionate, friendly psychologist who embraces a holistic approach to treating and supporting her clients. Ashleigh is focused on providing a safe space where her clients feel able to openly discuss their situation and collaboratively develop skills and strategies to more effectively manage their challenges. She believes in supporting clients to take values guided action and make long term, meaningful changes.
Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honours)
Masters of Philosophy (Psychology)
Ashleigh is a Christian and works with patients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and world view.
Ashleigh has a special interest in the following areas:
- Trauma & Complex Trauma
- Anxiety Disorders
- Emotion dysregulation & non-suicidal self-injury
- Personality Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar)
- Relationship Issues
- Workplace Issues
- Academic Stress
Ashleigh is trained and experienced in a range of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy (including Maudsley Family Based Treatment)
- Schema Therapy
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0001964096)
- Australian Psychological Society
- SIRA Accredited Provider
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Ashleigh believes that the use of evidence-based treatment is important in providing quality care and effective service to all clients. Her previous research has focused on the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adults. Ashleigh’s research has been cited at conferences locally and internationally and has been published in peer reviewed journals. A list of her publications is available below.
Armstrong, L., Wuthrich, V., Knight, A & Joiner, R. (2014). Worry and depression in the old and young: Differences and mediating factors. Behaviour Change, 31(4), 279 – 289.
Hudson, J. L., Kendall, P.C., Chu, B. C., Gosch, E., Martin, E., Taylor, A., & Knight, A. (2014). Child involvement, alliance and therapist flexibility: process variables in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders in youth. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 52, 1 – 8.
Johnco, C., Tadic, D., Wuthrich, V. & Knight, A. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) and short – form (GAI – SF) in a clinical and non – clinical sample of older adults. International Psychogeriatric, 27(7), 1089 – 97.
Knight, A., McLellan, L., Hudson, J. & Jones, M. (2014). Pre-treatment predictors of outcome in childhood anxiety disorders: A systematic review. Psychopathology Review, 1(1), 77 – 129.
Wuthrich, V.M, Johnco, C. & Knight, A. (2014). Comparison of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) and the abbreviated version (PSWQ – A) in a clinical and non – clinical sample of older adults. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28(7), 657 – 663.