Amy is a Psychologist at BodyMatters, who holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Honours in Psychological Sciences and is also an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Amy’s interest in psychology began at a young age when she decided to translate her fascination with people, their behaviour and their emotions into a career of helping others through difficulties in their lives. Her interest in eating disorders developed early in her psychology training when she understood how important specialty treatment is for those suffering from disordered eating or an eating disorder. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals as well as having an impact more broadly in society’s awareness and understanding of disordered eating, body image and health messages.
Amy has extensive experience working with families and people themselves with a disability as well as people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has an interest in the relationship between sensory feeding issues, ‘picky’ eating and disordered eating. Amy works part-time as school psychologist so enjoys working with both adults and children. Amy is experienced in treating issues such as depression and anxiety which are commonly associated with eating disorders and also has training in trauma-informed care.
Amy uses an empathic approach and range of therapeutic styles, based on each individual person. She draws upon several evidence-based methods, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Schema Therapy. Amy offers rebates under Medicare and also offers Skype sessions for regional clients.
Amy is available for appointments at BodyMatters on Fridays and Saturdays. You can read more about Amy here.