Alice Wood

Alice Wood

Psychologist
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Honours), Master of Professional Psychology, Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician, ANZAED

Pronouns: She/Her

Alice is an empathetic, caring and supportive psychologist who prioritises establishing a trusting relationship with her clients, so that they can explore their concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Approach

Using a client centred approach, Alice seeks to highlight her client’s natural strengths and resilience in dealing with challenges and improving their quality of life. She believes that a person is the expert on their own life with an innate ability to heal and achieve effective behaviour change with the right support and guidance.

A key element of Alice’s approach is helping clients to establish and achieve their therapeutic goals in a collaborative and respectful manner to obtain measurable outcomes.

Experiences and Interests

Alice has experience working with both children and adults with a range of mental health concerns including generalised anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, phobias, depression and mood problems and trauma and obsessive compulsive disorder. Alice has worked in educational settings and digital mental health.

Alice is passionate about mindfulness and incorporates this into her practice and treatment philosophy. She also has keen interest in the mind-body connection and is exploring various therapeutic techniques to enhance her holistic approach.

Alice is also trained in and experienced with Eating Disorders and is recognised as a Credentialed Eating Disorders Clinician by the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

Therapies

Alice works collaboratively with her clients to understand their goals and adapts her approach to suit each individual’s needs.

Alice draws on evidence-based therapies including Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-focused Therapy and Mindfulness. Alice also draws upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for various strategies and approaches.

How is Alice described by her clients?

Alice’s clients describe her as warm, caring, understanding and supportive. She is recognised within the practice as being motivated and genuine.

Alice personally

Alice loves playing sport, such as AFL and surfing, as well as spending time outdoors connecting with nature.