B.A (Psychology), B.Ed, P.Grad B. Psyc (Hon)
Tess has a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgemental therapeutic style. She takes an eclectic approach, drawing upon a range of evidence-based frameworks, including a blend of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as other practical and theoretical models. Tess adapts her approach to support the individual through identifying existing strengths, capacities and past successes, to plan for the future.
For over 24 years, Tess has worked as a teacher and psychologist with children, young people and adults across primary, secondary and tertiary education settings and the health and disability sectors. Tess’s roles have included: providing therapy, personal and professional skills development, and organisational leadership development.
Tess is passionate about assisting people to be their best and reach their goals by overcoming their personal, educational and professional barriers.