Ashley is a Provisional Psychologist with degrees from the University of Wollongong and University of New England. She has experience in working with disability, mood disorders, and behaviour concerns, and has a thorough understanding of the disability sector in NSW and ACT. She works with children from the age of 5, adolescents, and adult clients.
Ashley’s key areas of interest are in assessing and working therapeutically with those who may be experiencing Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma Related Disorders, and Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders. She provides neurodiversity-affirming care for those who experience Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Motor Disorders. Ashley provides support and affirmative care for people who are part of the LGTBQI+ community.
An initial session with Ashley will involve understanding your values and what your goals are and the barriers to success you are currently facing. Ashley uses a gentle and non-judgemental counselling style and works collaboratively with her clients to meet these goals. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also utilises her skills in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in formulating an individualised treatment plan. Ashley understands that traditional talk therapy is not everyone’s cup of tea and provides alternative support for clients in expressing themselves through writing, non-verbal communication, and art. Telehealth sessions are also available upon request.
Ashley has experience in working with children and adolescents with behavioural concerns including aggression, absconding, and self-harm and can provide support to families in this area. Ashley uses a Positive Behaviour Support approach that seeks to meet the function of these behaviours in more adaptive ways, with the ultimate goal of improving the person’s quality of life.