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Bodymatters welcomes Emma to the team!

NICKNAME: Em or Sheensy

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology. Currently completing Master of Clinical Psychology program.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Finding a career I enjoy and becoming a dog mum 

WHY DID YOU PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY? In short, I like to help other people and always knew I’d find a job that allowed me to do this. I started out in the health/exercise area but decided to study psychology after realising how much I enjoyed supporting people through listening and having a conversation. I also saw the harmful impact of the diet culture for many of my clients, which contributed to my interest in working with eating disorders.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT BODYMATTERS? I agree with the ‘health at Every Size’ approach that BodyMatters adopts and how the message of ‘full recovery being possible’ is communicated to all!

YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Wherever you are, be all there” – Jim Elliot.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Professionally, I hope to have finished my masters training and be endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist. Personally, I would love to be a wife and a mum!

FAVOURITE SPORTS OR ACTIVITIES: Going to agility classes with my dog and seeing the pure joy as she runs, weaves, and jumps around.  

FAVOURITE HOBBIES OR INTERESTS: Anything outdoors! I’ve recently started getting into gardening, which is very relaxing and mindful.

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET SKILL: I can identity any smell there is, even if you can’t smell it. I’m super-schnozic! 

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the people in my life – my family, friends, colleagues, and clients.

WHO WERE YOUR CHILDHOOD HEROES: My Grandmother! She is an amazing woman, who I look up to and admire.

3 THINGS YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND: My family, my dogs, and lots of sunscreen!!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INDULGENCE: A remedial massage, for sure!!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE: My favourite movie growing up was ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – the Colin Firth version!

FAVOURITE PLACES TO TRAVEL: Hawaii! It’s the perfect holiday – sunshine, beach, shopping, nightlife and just a very relaxed vibe. Bliss!

IF YOU DIDN’T PURSUE PSYCHOLOGY, WHAT OTHER PROFESSION WOULD YOU PURSUE: I always thought I wanted to be a physiotherapist when I was growing up so perhaps, if I hadn’t studied psychology, I would have continued along that path.

 

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