Compassionate and Empathic
Leanne has had over 30 years of experience and is a registered psychologist. She has held a variety of counselling positions in both private practice and the non-government community sector.
Leanne has been involved in supporting numerous helping agencies and has served on a range of community-based management committees. She was co-founder of the South-West Branch of the Australian Psychological Society.
In addition to offering counselling services, Leanne has taught counselling and community work casually at TAFE and at university.
Leanne is experienced in working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families presenting with diverse issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, shyness, grief and loss, challenging behaviour, relationship difficulties and family issues. Leanne also has a strong interest in relationship and couples counselling.
Leanne prides herself on being an excellent listener who is respectful, ethical, empathetic and compassionate. She believes in honouring and valuing the uniqueness of every client and their experience whilst supporting them to achieve the changes they seek to make.
Leanne employs a range of evidence-based approaches to assist clients and is particularly influenced by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Regardless of the therapeutic modality being used, Leanne believes everybody has personal strengths that are both known and unknown to them. She believes in the benefits of identifying and drawing on those strengths to help people facilitate change in their own lives.
Leanne looks forward to working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families at Evolving Minds. She is approved by Medicare to provide focussed psychological strategies.
Master of Arts (Psychology) (Developmental Psychopathology)
Bachelor of Social Science
Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Bachelor of Arts (Social Science)
Level One Gottman Methods Couple Therapy