Alison Mackenzie is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has worked in various settings, including a government funded clinic, a primary school and a low cost service. Alison has provided psychological support to children, adolescents, adults and groups and worked with a variety of client challenges.
Alison is passionate about providing people with a safe space to tell their unique story and support them to explore their goals, feelings and challenges. She can provide psychological services to individuals, couples and families. She has specific training in anxiety, depression, children and adolescents, substance use challenges, grief and some personality disorders.
Alison enjoys working to support individuals to gain meaning and value to their lives, using an existential framework. Also, Alison is trained in a range of other counselling methods, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and person-centred interventions. For children experiencing challenging behaviours and feelings, Alison can provide behaviour support plans. For couples and families in distress, Alison has training in emotion-focussed, structural and intergenerational therapies, which aim to support people to interact in new and more helpful ways.