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About Us

Amber Ross:

General Psychologist

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•    Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement
•    Bachelor of Psychological Studies
•    Honours in Psychology
•    Minor in Organisation and Interpersonal Relationships
•    Master of Professional Psychology

 

Amber’s practice is informed by an integrative approach, drawing upon evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and positive behaviour support.

 

Through her vast studies and experiences, Amber works across a range of client needs. This includes helping individuals with their mental health, disability, and professional athletic performance.

With children, adolescents and young adults’ Amber works in a collaborative way to address challenges, achieve goals and improve the overall quality of life.

 

Amber has a passion for performance psychology and empowering individuals to reach their optimal performance across many sports and professions. Amber also has a special interest working with underrepresented groups to achieve their life goals including developing their independence and contributing to their community.

 

Registration and membership.
•    Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA)
•    Registered with Medicare
•    Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
•    APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychology
•    Workcover registered
•    NDIS – self managed/plan managed clients only
 

Emily Bieber:

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Emily is a social worker and counsellor with over 18 years of experience in the wellbeing field. She is also a university lecturer and mother of three.

 

Emily provides counselling in Eltham, Heidelberg, via home visits, telephone and Zoom. She uses gentle talk therapy and shares achievable, realistic and holistic strategies. She has a breadth of knowledge on family and community issues.

 

Emily is encouraging and patient, and will support you and your family to increase health and wellbeing, by building on your existing capacities and strengths. As a mother of three busy children, Emily knows life is complex. She can help you to build healthy routines and boundaries at home. She has a special place in her heart for couples counselling and is grateful for how her own healthy marriage has shaped her worldview.

 

“I want to see couples establish better power balances and routines in the home. Sadly, there is still loads of emotional abuse and inequality amongst families. Many couples I support are having communication breakdowns and have forgotten how to work as a team where there is respect and growth. We know how to treat others with patience and kindness and yet somehow, we save up our worst behaviours for the person we say we love most. So, it’s no surprise when people tell me there’s no sex or cuddles or hand-holding anymore.”

 

Emily is a proud social worker and counsellor. She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. She is a climate activist, rainbow ally and feminist. Emily maintains her commitment to the industry by teaching counselling skills to social work students at La Trobe University. It keeps her connected with the latest policy updates and research outcomes.

 

Emily lives with her husband of 17 years and their school aged children. Emily maintains her own wellbeing by digging in the garden and helping out at the local footy club.

 

Emily’s approach
Is always humble, friendly and gentle.

 

Is trauma informed, which means chosen interventions respect safety and sensory needs.

 

Uses simple, easy and sustainable techniques, and brings safety for each family member into focus.

 

Tunes into our kids’ or loved ones’ emotional well-being. Considers parent and child wellbeing: the whole of family. Highlights the importance of play through art, movement, baking, anything! Supports you to understand addiction and other behaviours before fighting them.

 

What is social work and how can it benefit me?
Social workers and psychologists work side by side, with the same intention: to improve wellbeing and relationships. We approach our work with various tools and philosophies, many of which overlap. Social workers focus on the influences around the person: stress, environment, family, school/work, pandemic - any inputs. We blend this understanding with individual therapies, to reduce isolation and amp up emotional well-being and increase community participation.
 

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