Samantha is a Counselling Psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults, across individual, couple and family interventions. Samantha believes in a client-centred and strengths-based approach that is aligned with the needs and goals of the individual. She adopts a compassionate and empathic stance. Samantha seeks to offer a respectful and safe space where clients feel empowered and supported to explore their difficulties and enhance psychological well-being.
Samantha provides assessment and intervention for psychological problems, trauma, mental health disorders and life issues. Samantha’s areas of interest include anxiety, adjustment, stress & burnout, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, perinatal mental health, parenting challenges & child & parent work, family conflict & separation, depression & low mood, grief & loss, addictions, low self-esteem, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, and school or work-related issues.
Samantha obtained her Psychology Honors Degree from the University of Liverpool Hope in the UK and her Masters of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) from Curtin University. She has experience working with people across the lifespan in community mental health, women’s health, and child protection settings. A large proportion of Samantha’s work and training has focused on providing trauma-informed, attachment-based and culturally sensitive psychological treatment to children, adults and families.
Samantha has completed training in several evidence-based therapeutic techniques. Her approach is integrative and focuses on the therapeutic alliance as a confidential and safe space for healing and growth. She draws upon treatment modalities including Interpersonal Psychotherapy, EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Attachment-Informed Therapy, and creative modalities such as Play and Art Therapy.
Certificates & Memberships
EMDRAA accredited practitioner
Circle of Security Parenting facilitator
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) registered provider
APS Disaster Response Network volunteer