The Student Counsellors of ANU Counselling are Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers and Registered Psychologists. They have a minimum of 6 years' experience.
All Counsellors are skilled and experienced in providing interventions for the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress and trauma. In addition, the Counsellors are experienced at working with factors that could impact a student studying at university such as stress, work/study balance, life transitions, homesickness, procrastination and negotiating relationships and relationship endings.
If you have been sexually assaulted or harassed, you can access ANU Counselling for support and counselling. You can also access Student Safety and Wellbeing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Canberra Rape Crisis Centre. Further information is here.
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. Information about our Counsellors is below.
Mental Health Social Worker
B.A Soc Sc, B. SocWi
Amanda has extensive clinical experience in doing comprehensive assessments, crisis intervention, and therapy with adults, families and children with a variety of presentations. She has worked in a variety of contexts such as public mental health, child protection, domestic violence, juvenile justice, community program management areas since 1984, and has a private practice since 2011. She has facilitated skill based groups to manage mood, relationships and she has worked with a broad range of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and age groups in both remote and urban areas of Australia. Amanda applies a client-centred approach to counselling utilising a variety of psychologically focused therapies, particularly Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and strength based therapies.
B Psychology (HonsIIA)
Please note that April is currently not seeing new clients.
April is a registered psychologist experienced in working with people across the lifespan within the public mental health system, private practice as well as organisational consultation to government departments. April offers comprehensive assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns by utilising a client-centred approach, moulding therapeutic interventions to suit clients' specific needs and strengths. April has a particular interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as supporting the goals and mental health needs of the LGBTQIA+ student community.
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
B Arts/B Social Work
Please note that Brooke is unavailable from 23 September 2022
Brooke is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with 17+ years' experience working with adults and older persons in public mental health, and with young people in private therapy.
Brooke is warm in her approach; and affirms the importance of the therapeutic connection, listening, and understanding each individual experience. Brooke will work together with you to better understand your experiences; and how the counselling space may be helpful for you.
Brooke's work is informed by Self Psychology. Brooke is also experienced in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Mental Health Social Worker
Carol has worked at ANU Counselling since 2003, and is Mental Health Accredited Social Worker with 29+ years clinical experience. She has worked in a variety of contexts including child protection, community health, post-natal mental health, mental health crisis work, women's health and tertiary education; sessional lecturer in Social Work and Health.
Carol works from a person centred, psychosocial and trauma informed approach, and has extensive experience in assisting people with their recovery from childhood abuse and family/domestic violence. She is an experienced therapeutic group facilitator, and enjoys working with tertiary students to enhance their wellbeing and engagement at university.
Elizabeth (Liz) D
BSci, GDipAppSci (Psychology), MPsych (Clinical), MAPS
Liz is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years' experience working in various settings and across various issues including addiction (gambling and drug), forensic psychology, community and hospital mental health, EAP and private practice. She adopts a client-centred approach and utilises various therapeutic modalities (depending on client preference) including CBT, DBT, ACT and EMDR. Liz is experienced in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and the provision of trauma focussed therapy. This includes assisting clients to address issues of self-care (e.g. sleep, diet, exercise etc) and self-regulation (e.g. motivation, procrastination, emotion-regulation).
Liz (Elizabeth) H
M Psychol (Clinical)
Liz is a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience working with young people and adults of all ages. Most recently she has been working in university student counselling centres. She has also worked in TAFE counselling (i.e. like CIT), in health settings such as hospitals, in an addictions centre, and in private practice.
Liz is primarily based in cognitive and behavioural approaches, integrated with a focus on motivation and on self and emotional regulation. She is keen to assist students to work on their goals in the here and now and with the challenges they encounter while working towards those goals. She enjoys working in both individual counselling as well as with group based interventions and workshops. Overall, her aim is to help students learn to enhance and maintain their own mental health and wellbeing.
Accredited Social Worker ®
Bachelor of Arts (maj. French) / Bachelor of Social Worker / Masters of Public Policy
Please note that Elodie is currently not seeing new clients.
Elodie is an accredited Social Worker with over a decade of experience applying her skills as a counsellor in diverse settings that have ranged from Parliament House in Canberra to remote farming communities in outback Queensland. She has worked extensively as a social worker within Services Australia (Centrelink), where she provided mental health support to a wide range of clients. After working to develop public policy related to sexual assault and workplace harassment, she has recently returned to direct practice. In a clinical setting, Elodie draws on a range of frameworks, all of which are underpinned by a trauma-informed approach. With roots in the Pacific and a youth spent in North Queensland she is passionate about helping people from all backgrounds navigate their time at university.
PhD Clinical Psychology
Please note that Lou is currently not seeing new clients.
Lou is an experienced registered psychologist who uses evidence-based, client-centred approaches to address a range of mental health and adjustment-related issues that commonly affect university students. She is trained in a wide range of psychological therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and emotion-focussed approaches, and integrates these effectively to assist clients to overcome difficulties and bring about positive change. Lou has experience working in a range of settings including hospitals and private practice, and tailors therapy to the individual needs of her clients. Lou has completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ANU and conducts research specifically in the areas of university student mental health and the role of technology in improving mental health.
B Psych, Dip Clinical Hypnosis, M Management
Mark is a psychologist with a wide range of experience in student counselling, performance psychology in Sport and Theatre arts and Career Management and Transition. Mark utilises a variety of therapeutic, experiential and solution focused modalities to match the current experiences and requirements of each client.
BArts (Psychology) Hons 1
Moira is a registered psychologist with many years of experience working in clinical roles in government, private and non-government settings. Moira's work is supported by a social justice framework which has informed her work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, refugees and those who identify as LGBTIQQ. Moira has a strong interest in mindfulness.
B.Social Work and Social Planning
Sarah has extensive experience working across a range of settings including youth mental health, student wellbeing and youth justice. She works collaboratively with individuals to develop a shared understand of their current situation, set goals and build on their skills to improve their mental health and enhance their overall wellbeing. She takes a holistic, strengths-based approach, recognising each person is an expert in their own lives. Sarah draws from a range of different therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness. Sarah has a special interest in working with students and young people, and is currently undertaking her masters in Youth Mental Health.
M Social Work, GradD Leadship, LLB, BPsych
Please note that Sophie is currently not seeing new clients.
Sophie is an ANU Alumnus, completing her bachelor degrees in psychology and law while living as a student here on campus. It was during her time at ANU that Sophie's passion developed for ensuring that young university students aren't lost in the service gap between youth and adult mental health services.
Sophie went on to do her Masters in Social Work, and now has ten years' experience working in leadership and frontline roles in the mental health, housing, youth and disability sectors. Her most recent role was managing the Mental Health Service in a Community Organisation where she oversaw six programs for people living with sub-acute mental health issues or a recent suicide attempt.
In her spare time Sophie can be found attending the theatre and walking her fur baby, Ruby.