MEETAMANDA

Psychotherapist

I have over two decades of experience working therapeutically with people who are struggling with mental health, psychosocial and/or drug and alcohol issues.

I am passionate about supporting people to make sense of any difficulties they are currently experiencing, where these difficulties come from and how to respond to them in healthy and constructive ways.

I can work with people on any difficulties including trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, motivational difficulties and work and study issues.

I believe, and have personally experienced, that when we have stronger and healthier connections to both ourselves and others that life can be much more fulfilling. My practice involves working on developing these connections and not only feeling better about yourself and others but also building a more rewarding and fulfilling life. 

I specialise in youth mental health, trauma and substance use.

 

Therapeutic approaches:

I started out working as a Narrative Therapist in a large Narrative team at The Langton Centre. However, over the years, I have trained in many different modalities including CBT, ACT, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and more recently in Schema Therapy. Consequently, I am able to adapt my approach to whatever a person needs and wants at the time. 

 

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EXPERIENCE

4 years as a support worker and counsellor in women’s refuges in Sydney.

Over 20 years as a psychotherapist at The Langton drug and alcohol treatment Centre 

5 years as a psychotherapist at Headspace Bondi junction (Youth mental Health)

Private psychotherapist at Bondi Junction and Open-Dialogue Centre in Darlington

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Masters in Cultural Psychology UWS

Bachelor of Pharmacy- Edinburgh, Scotland

Advanced Welfare Certificate- Sydney

AVAILABILITY

Friday 1-5pm