Alice Brennan

Alice Brennan

Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Honours Degree, Master of Clinical Psychology.

Pronouns: She/Her

Alice is a warm, accepting, and empathetic therapist. She values building a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship with clients and feels this is fundamental to the success of therapy. Alice is incredibly passionate about inclusive and accessible services as well as trauma-informed care.

Approach

Alice is warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate in her approach. She recognises the unique needs of each of her clients and offers a nuanced approach which is tailored specifically to the individual. She seeks to ensure clients feel safe, heard, and understood whilst collaboratively exploring their difficulties. Alice aims to support clients in reaching a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. She believes that it is through this greater self-awareness that clients are able to implement meaningful changes in different aspects of their life. Alice will often check in with her clients about how they feel their therapy is going and she is very open to feedback.

Experiences and Interests

Alice has experience working in a number of settings, including hospitals, universities, non-profit organisations, and private practice in Australia and overseas. She has experience working with clients across the life span including children, adolescents, families and adults. She has worked with a variety of presentations including depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, anger, trauma, personality disorders, grief and loss, stress and burnout, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, relationships difficulties, sleep concerns, attachment difficulties, and neurodevelopmental differences (ADHD and ASD) in adolescents.   Alice is passionate about working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups. She has a particular interest in working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, where she can communicate with deaf clients using Australia Sign Language (Auslan).

Therapies

Alice uses a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, schema therapy, interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focussed therapy.

How is Alice described by her clients?

Alice is known for her curiosity and openness. Clients have often said Alice makes them feel heard, cared for, and supported.

Alice personally

Alice enjoys travelling to new places, relaxing on the beach, spending quality time with friends and family, hiking, reading, learning, and practising mindfulness and meditation.