April is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with many years’ experience assisting people of all ages with a range of concerns, including: trauma and PTSD; anxiety and related disorders such as OCD and social anxiety; mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder; personality disorders; parenting and attachment issues; grief and loss; and self-esteem.
A practitioner who enjoys research, April’s Master of Psychology (Clinical) research was a systematic review and meta-analysis focussing on theory of mind in bipolar disorder, and she continues to participate in research projects ongoing. Her work history includes experience in vocational rehabilitation, EAP, non-profit child and family services, as well as roles with the Department of Justice (Youth Justice Services), WAPOL, and the Australian Defence Force.
April also has a special interest in, and extensive background conducting clinical assessments and reports. She has completed psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults exposed to complex trauma, and those displaying escalating, challenging, or offending behaviours. She has authored reports for government departments (including for court), as well as for child and family services.
With a client -centred approach, April uses her interpersonal and clinical skills to develop strong therapeutic relationships with clients. She believes in bringing a holistic and strengths-based approach to therapy, and as such April’s style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. She has a passion for helping her clients to improve their overall wellbeing, and to make and maintain positive change in their lives.