Degree: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours – Class 1A), University of the Sunshine Coast; Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Learning Support), Queensland University of Technology.
Professional Associations: Australian Psychological Society (APS), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA),
Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association (QGCA), Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), Circle of Security International.
Leigh-Anne has experience in the public and private sector, working with individuals impacted by a mental health condition and/or disability. Furthermore, Leigh-Anne has worked extensively with children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, Communication Disorders, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Leigh-Anne is particularly interested in optimal neurological development to reduce the impact of trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Leigh-Anne’s special interests include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Circle of Security Parenting (COSP).
She is attentive in meeting client’s needs with warmth and understanding and is passionate about enhancing positive growth. Leigh-Anne enjoys working with individuals or groups, across all ages using evidence-based interventions, individualised to the client’s strengths, vulnerabilities, and goals.
Leigh-Anne relishes family holidays with her four children, new foods, and nature. Recently, Leigh-Anne is training her puppy Lulu, to become a therapy dog.
Favourite Sandwich: Smashed avocado.
Favourite Superhero: The Incredibles family – especially Jack Jack
Most inspiring part of your job: The privilege of walking with families as they enjoy new skills.
If you were a pasta which shape would you be: Animal shapes – I love animals.