Availability: Mondays 1pm–8:30pm, Tuesday 1:30pm–9pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 1pm-5pm
Specialities: Anxiety, depression, situational challenges causing stress, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, self-harm, developmental issues including transitioning to adulthood, self-awareness and personal growth, developing resilience, adjusting to change, grief and loss, parenting, and relationship issues
Felicity became a fully registered psychologist way back in 2004, having over 20 years of experience as a counsellor. For the past 12 years whilst enjoying her life in Cairns she has had the privilege of providing counselling to many and varied tertiary students at James Cook University, as well as at a Headspace clinic and in private practice. Felicity’s diverse life experiences also include being a Primary School teacher in remote parts of the Northern Territory, teaching at TAFE and counselling her fellow humans in city and country NSW.
As a psychologist Felicity greatly appreciates the challenges and rewards of working closely with people to directly enhance their wellbeing and effective living skills. Felicity’s counselling style is welcoming, respectful, relaxed, professional and flexible; individualising her style to suit the person she is working with. Her clients, family and friends describe her as warm, friendly, accepting, caring, quick-witted and fun.
Yet structure and method is important, so Felicity carefully develops an individualised treatment plan with each client that includes assessment, intervention strategies and treatment outcomes, drawing on a range of strategies including mindfulness to help her clients identify issues, explore alternatives and make their desired positive life changes.
Felicity is always motivated to empower her clients to identify and proactively implement appropriate solutions for their unique situation. She is passionate about encouraging each person to develop their own resilience. She makes this happen by providing each client with opportunities to learn and self-reflect, developing self-awareness and self-compassion.
Felicity’s main interest and preferred approach since 2006 has been Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has completed numerous ACT courses and is currently enrolled in an Advanced Diploma in Meaning Centred Therapy, based on the work of Viktor Frankl.
Felicity enjoys facilitating groups that engage each person fully via their ‘head, heart and hands’. She has researched, designed and facilitated a wide range psycho-education initiatives and has experience with clients of all ages from childcare, through Primary school, staff training, TAFE and University.
Felicity has provided professional supervision to provisional psychologists and enjoys guiding their professional practice and helping fellow professionals develop their strengths and capacity. She finds being a supervisor deeply professionally and personally rewarding
Felicity has long had a fascination and love for people. She grew up in country NSW in a large family that fueled this curiosity and gave her endless examples of human behavior and interactions to observe and learn from. It was a combination of her childhood and her personality style that drew Felicity to psychology and education and turn her interest in humans and the human condition, into a career.
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