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Provisional Psychologist
BDes, GradDipPsych, GradDipPsychAdv, MProfPsych

Arielle is a provisional psychologist with a passion for fostering hope and creating a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore, nurture, heal and thrive. Taking a holistic and person-centred approach to her work, Arielle strongly values developing a nuanced understanding of her clients’ experience. She tailors’ evidence-based treatment models to achieve individual goals, enhance wellbeing and support clients in leading a life that is truly meaningful to them.

 

Employing a warm, inclusive, and collaborative therapeutic style, Arielle supports each client in taking an active role in their path to growth. She believes that people are experts in their own lives and her role is to support them in better understanding themselves, identifying their unique strengths and uncovering unconscious patterns that may be hindering them from living a fulfilled life.

 

Arielle is joining DS Psychology after a 14-year career working within the corporate, government, disability, and human rights sectors. She understands the impact of burn out, the value of resilience, and see’s the strength and courage in those who reach out for help. Arielle brings with her experience working with at-risk youth, parents experiencing grief and individuals living with Autism and their carers. Originally from Canada, Arielle has also lived in Hong Kong, Spain and Germany. She enjoys working with clients of different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, and genders, priding herself on demonstrating cultural and personal sensitivity and respect.

 

Arielle is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

 

Areas of interest

  • Anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia, OCD)
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Autism
  • Grief and loss
  • Workplace issues
  • Stress and burn-out

Client Groups

  • Adolescents (13+ years)
  • Adults

 

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

Arielle is available for appointments on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday day and evening.