Ann is a Registered Psychologist. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology from Edith Cowan University and Master of Psychology (Counselling) from Curtin University. Her dissertation topics include: the effect of mindfulness meditation on reducing parenting stress and the effect of self-compassion on wellbeing in adolescents. Ann has experience working with clients across the lifespan and has worked with a diverse range of issues including: depression and anxiety; parenting and relationship stress; trauma; drug and alcohol dependency and adjustment difficulties. She has experience in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, energy psychology (tapping) and motivational interviewing. Ann has a particular interest in mindfulness and mindfulness based interventions.
Ann adopts an empathic, non-judgmental, client centred approach and strives to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, working collaboratively with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.