Louise is a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience in a variety of settings covering public and private hospitals, mental and physical health. She has worked with individuals and groups throughout her career in metropolitan, rural and regional areas. Her training and early career was very much based in traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a strong background in treating anxiety and mood disorders. Since 2006 she has specialised in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
She has trained extensively in ACT both here and overseas. She is also trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and teaches mindfulness skills to anyone willing to give it a go! She loves training and supervising colleagues in ACT. In 2012 she was accepted as an ACBS peer reviewed ACT trainer by the main ACT organisation, the Association for Contextual Behaiovural Science. This trainer status is recognised around the world.
Louise has extensive experience working with anxiety and mood disorders as well as working with people who wish to address relationship issues. She is passionate about working with women who face struggles related to different life phases, particularly fertility, pregnancy and motherhood.
She is a member of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and The Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and is registered to provide Medicare services.
Louise spent three years 2010-2012 as a board member of the Australian / New Zealand ACT organisation – see www.anzact.com for details. She also spent time as a board member of Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT NSW).