Hi! I'm Amy.
I’m an experienced and clinically-trained neurodivergent psychologist who is warm, genuine, direct, and friendly.
I've got a specialist skill set in supporting 'high masking' neurodivergent adults who are autistic and/or have ADHD. I also have an interest in supporting my fellow 'zebras' (bendy people).
With me, you’ll be safe, you’ll be heard, and you’ll be free to be who you are.
I’ll help you to:
Understand and accept who you are
Cultivate healthier relationships
Leverage your strengths
Set healthier boundaries
Increase your self worth
Feel happier and less anxious
Enjoy life more
I’m committed to cultivating inclusive spaces.
I celebrate people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.
“Neurodiversity may be the birthplace of some of humanity’s greatest minds.”
― Harvey Bloome
More about me
I’ve been a registered psychologist for 20 years, and have a Masters degree in both Clinical Psychology and Organisational Psychology.
I’ve worked in private practice therapy for the past 10 years, and I have supported neurodivergent adults for many years.
I am proud to be autistic and to have ADHD.
Phew! It took a while to say that, but I am there now.
My husband and I have two auDHDer boys, two cats (one who is quite naughty), and a dog who loves to eat the cat poo. My 5 year old son and I both have hEDS.
My superpower is the ability to eat a whole packet of TimTams in an alarmingly short period of time.
My areas of specialty include:
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/ Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (also known as 'bendy people').
I’m an ‘Accredited EMDR Practitioner’ (which just means I have done a LOT of it) and a member with EMDRAA.
We will work closely together ('attachment-based'), only use stuff that works ('evidence-based'), also work on your trauma ('trauma-informed'), and not forget what you bring to the table! ('strengths-based').
I'm a Buddhist who believes that we are all worthy of compassion. I'm also an LGBTQIA+ ally.
"So I was told I was too social to be autistic.
I was told I was too empathic to be autistic.
I was told I was too female to be autistic.
I was told I wasn’t autistic enough to be autistic...”
― Hannah Gadsby
How I can help you
Given I’m a psychology nerd, I’ll aim to provide you with the latest tools, research, podcasts and apps.
I spend time exploring what you think good therapy looks and feels like, what you want from therapy and me, and what style you work best with.
I’m passionate about self-care and self-compassion, and will actively role model this for you.
I believe (and will actively role model) in striving to have authentic and rich connections with people who understand and accept you the way you are- quirks and all.
Chronic fatigue (CFS/ME)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD)
Orthostatic intolerance (OI)/POTS
Medical trauma due to gaslighting
PTSD/ general trauma
Perinatal mental health
I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I’m here to support you so that we can find them out.
My Fav Tools
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT and RO-DBT)
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Structural Dissociation Therapy (‘Parts Work’)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Attachment (Certified Circle of Security Practitioner)
**I offer a CBT-free zone!
I offer comprehensive Autism and ADHD assessments for adults (18+).
I specialise in high-masking adults and females.
I am trauma-informed, supportive, and collaborative in my approach.
An Autism or ADHD Assessment and report is $2000, and a combined Autism and ADHD assessment and report is $2500.
I produce highly comprehensive reports of around 15-20 pages.
These can be used for NDIS applications. Contact me for more info.
My combined clinical and organisational psychology expertise uniquely positions me to provide a range of services to organisations in the space of neuro-affirming care.
I’ve provided consultancy services in public, private and non for profit sectors across a wide range of industries.
My current organisational service offerings include executive and leadership coaching, education and training, and advice for on-boarding, cultural change programs.
Please email me for a detailed quote and discovery call.
I’m a Board Approved Supervisor. I offer neuro-affirming supervision and general supervision required for the 5+1 and 4+2 pathways.
I offer support on neuro-affirming case management, therapy skills, report writing, hEDS, and EMDR supervision.
I aim to up-skill you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to feel more confident as a practitioner and to shine!
I enjoy providing supervision to my neurokin in particular.
Supervision is $200 plus GST.
Cost per session: $240
Medicare rebate: $92.90
Out of pocket cost: $147.10
Private and NDIS (self or plan-managed) clients are also welcome.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Fees reflect my level of training and experience.
Book a session
Existing clients can book directly below.
New clients are encouraged to submit an enquiry to discuss your needs.
**as of September 2023**- I have spots available for Autism and ADHD assessments, and for professional supervision.
Book an appointment
Are you an existing client? You're welcome to book an appointment below.
"A person with ADHD has the power of a Ferrari engine but with bicycle-strength brakes. Strengthening one’s brakes is the name of the game.”
― Edward M. Hallowell