Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in psychology and psychotherapy. She has worked in three continents in government and private sector roles and been a consultant for NGOs and the military. She has helped people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, workplace bullying and harassment, performance problems, addictions, parenting difficulties, relationship difficulties, and other personal difficulties. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, trauma therapies, and evidence-based practices from high performance domains such as sports, aviation, and executive coaching.
Elizabeth’s main focus for the past five years has been helping children through the use of child-centred play therapy. Elizabeth has a Masters in psychology and trained with the French-Canadian Institut de Formation à la Psychothérapie par le Jeu auprès de l’enfant. Her approach incorporates psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma-informed care, and CBT approaches. Her approach uses play to help the child communicate their inner world, including their emotional and relational challenges. Through play and the therapeutic relationship, the underlying causes of a child’s difficulties are identified and the child is supported to grow and develop to their potential.