Alison is a warm and approachable clinical psychologist who is passionate about encouraging the healthy development of self and interactions with others. Her genuine and good-natured approach makes her amiable with children and creates a safe environment for people of all ages to explore concerns and identify strategies to make life changes.
Alison works collaboratively with clients and families to identify the best approach that aligns with their goals and experiences. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety (social, panic, GAD, OCD), depression, low self-esteem, bullying difficulties, eating problems and academic stress. She has an interest in assisting families to form healthy attachments and to help those who are facing adjustment difficulties related to major life events, including major illnesses and life stage transitions.
Alison has worked as a clinician and a researcher in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities and private clinical services. She completed her clinical training at the University of Sydney and a PhD focused on parent-child communication between families with a hereditary cancer predisposition. Alison has presented her research at national and international conferences and is a published author.
Alison is a also Christian and works with clients who wish to see a psychologist with a shared faith and worldview.