Emily works collaboratively with the team of General Practitioners at the North Sydney Doctors in North Sydney to support the emotional well-being of their clients. Emily offers particular expertise in assessing and treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Changes in mood are common with stress and life’s challenges, and Emily has a particular passion for supporting those affected by illness and work-related injuries. Emily also offers expertise in supporting people living with cancer, carers and those living with chronic pain. Chronic pain can develop from a number of different underlying chronic diseases or conditions. It can be very difficult to adjust to normal life and deal with the pain as the experience is typically different for everyone. Emily works with people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life: strategies may target changes to physical functioning, managing the emotional impact and achieving other important lifestyle goals.
Emily works in other clinical practices in collaboration with HeadwayHealth at Frenchs Forest and Crows Nest. Emily previously worked in a private clinic in Mosman for ten years and number of other Consulting Psychology roles which have contributed to her breadth of experience. Emily’s current skill set is based on this wide breadth of experiences working with clients in a range of settings and with a range of goals. She worked as a Senior Psychologist at Effective Australia for 8 years providing a range of psychological services to clients, managing a number of counselling programs, as well as providing clinical supervision to Provisionally registered Psychologists. The rehabilitation services she provided and supervised included schemes funded through Comcare, WorkCover NSW and the Australian Defence Force.
She also extended her professional scope as a Quality and Risk Manager and Lead Auditor under the National Framework for Workers Compensation.
Prior to this role, Emily worked with Dysaran Consulting both in Sydney and Canberra managing three government Employee Assistance Programs which provided psychological interventions and counselling for a range of concerns including depression, stress, pain, and health and relationship concerns. Emily also has skills in the administration of psychological tests for vocational assessment pre-employment assessment reports, vocational counselling and critical incident debriefing sessions. In her clinical roles Emily has also provided counselling services for Work Cover NSW injured workers, supportive Pregnancy Counselling and delivered Stress Management Training.
Emily has also worked as a Psychologist for the NSW Workplace Tragedy Family Support Group.
Emily has a Psychology degree from the University of Canberra, Graduate Diplomas in both Counselling and Applied Psychology, and has completed advanced training empirically in validated interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.