Alison Turner

Registered Psychologist

 

Alison is a Registered Psychologist who welcomes clients of all ages, from preschoolers to older adults. She has a particular interest in child and adolescent mental health and women’s mental health especially during their menopausal years.

Alison is empathetic and compassionate and draws on lived experience to provide a safe and inviting space for clients to feel comfortable to just be and when ready, work towards living their best life.  She recognises that each client is unique and the expert of their own life. She encourages a collaborative relationship in the therapy room and values feedback.

Alison has experience working with a multitude of concerns including anxiety, mood and personality disorders, trauma, grief, self-harm, behaviour issues, and emotional dysregulation. She also has experience in psychological assessment including the assessment and diagnosis of intellectual impairment, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning difficulties.

Alison develops individualised treatment plans using a range of evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping), and play therapy.

Alison is registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPI) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology Honours) and a Bachelor of Business at the University of Southern Queensland.

Outside of work, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband and four children as well as keeping fit, getting out in nature, cooking, gardening, and relaxing with a good coffee.

 

Marion Sullivan