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Amanda trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Otago and graduated in 2004. Amanda obtained her Masters in Psychology at the University of Auckland in the area of child sexual abuse. After graduating she worked in areas involving young adults (Student Health). She has worked in a variety of mental health settings in the public sector in NZ and overseas. Since returning to Zealand she has worked in medical and mental health settings. She has also been employed in a specialised adolescent mental health service in Dunedin.
Amanda trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and specialises in this model. More recently she has extended her training to incorporate dialectical behavioural therapy, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy models.
Amanda enjoys helping clients to identify goals and work on relevant issues and problems. She aims to help them change unhelpful life patterns and feel more fulfilled. Amanda is kind and honest in her approach and can challenge clients to achieve positive change. Amanda works with adults and adolescents.
Main areas of interest
- Self esteem
- Eating Issues
- Sexual abuse trauma
- Stress Management
- Health Psychology
- Adolescent issues
- Family work
Qualifications and memberships
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, University of Auckland)
- Master of Arts, Honours (Psychology, University of Auckland)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (University of Otago)
- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member of New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists