Helen Doutty

Helen Doutty2021-02-11T22:45:46+00:00

Helen is a warm, empathetic and positive psychologist who is dedicated to improving and supporting people with mental health issues. She has a collaborative, strengths-based approach which fosters respect and openness and honours each person’s individual journey.

She has worked with children and families, teaching and coaching family-oriented interventions such as behavioural management strategies, John Gottman’s emotional coaching techniques and attachment/relational repair. In addition, Helen has experience working with children with developmental delays, learning support needs and Autism. Her Master’s degree research explored the impact of marriage equality on gay male relationships.

Helen is an effective motivator and communicator who considers the development of a strong client-therapist relationship to be essential in helping people to work towards meeting their needs and goals.

Incorporating a range of evidenced based therapeutic modalities including CBT, ACT, DBT, Helen’s work is also informed by the circle of security understanding of family dynamics.

Helen completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) from ACU. During her clinical training she facilitated group-based and individual therapy for adults and children in the treatment of depression, anxiety, post-natal depression, schizophrenia and other emotional difficulties.

Helen works with:

  • Families, teens and children (5 years and older)
  • Parenting and attachment issues
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression/Grief
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem/Assertiveness
  • Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Sexuality
  • Sleep/Stress
  • Anger
  • Health/Weight loss
  • Autism
  • Intellectual disability

Helen’s Qualifications

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Honours)
  • Registered Psychologist (AHPRA)
  • Medicare Registered
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