Ellen is a Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours Degree from Griffith University and has completed her Master of Clinical Psychology. She has experience working with highly disadvantaged adolescents, with people experiencing issues with drug and alcohol use, within the criminal justice system and in private practice.
Ellen is passionate about working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing mental health issues and general difficulties relating to anxiety, depression and stress. She also supports clients with complex issues such as difficulties with interpersonal relationships, self-harm behaviours and problems with drug and alcohol use. She has a special interest in working with personality disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder.
Ellen focuses on helping clients to break the cycle of mental illness and move towards living the type of life that is important to them. She believes that every client has their own story which needs to be heard and understood to provide a tailored approach that meets the needs of each individual.
Ellen provides therapeutic support primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. However, she also utilises strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
- Complex trauma
- Self harm
- Suicide Prevention
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Personality Disorders
- Spending time with friends and family
- Medicare (Better Access / Mental Health Care Plan)
- Insurance (RACQ, Suncorp, Allianz, NRMA, etc)
- ATAPS – General
- ATAPS – Suicide Prevention
- Private Health Funds
- Private Pay
- Employee Assistance Programs (Psychological Interventions Group)