Dr Emma WelchEmma’s qualifications are Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Psychology, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.
Emma has 20 years experience as a clinical psychologist, and has spent the majority of her career in the public mental health system in Australia and in the UK. She has worked with a diverse range of issues and individuals and is skilled in a broad variety of therapeutic approaches.
In particular Emma specialises in complex difficulties that have arisen from a network of interacting (but often hidden) factors including: childhood experience; peer relationships; partnerships; traumatic experiences and adjustment to new life roles or work situations. Her breadth of experience with multiple therapy models enables her to customise therapy to the individual’s needs and life situation and offer both short term and longer term therapy.
Emma has significant experience working with individuals suffering from: depression and other mood disorders; anxiety and stress; low self-esteem; relationship problems; traumatic life events; adjustment disorders; grief; and life dissatisfaction.
The foundation of Emma’s therapeutic training is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, in addition to which she possesses further training and expertise working within family systems therapy, individual psychodynamic therapy, group and couples therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Emma has offered supervision and training to other psychologists for the past 11 years and has contributed to psychology doctoral programmes in the UK. She consistently extends her own professional development via training and supervision.
Emma is a warm and personable therapist, with a keen genuine interest in and concern for her clients, and an attuned sensitivity to their needs.
Emma is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has specialist endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist.