“Self-compassion is key to our mental health and wellbeing. I’ll help you connect with your emotions in a compassionate way, so that you learn to hold space for those emotions rather than push them away. Together, we’ll learn to understand your emotions and respond in a way that is helpful for you. I’ll guide you on your journey and help you get to where you want to go.“
Elysia is a compassionate psychologist who works with children (6 and up), adolescents, young adults and adults. She is especially skilled in neurodiversity, anxiety disorders, stress, gender diversity and parent training. She also provides interventions for depression, suicide prevention, relationship issues, work-related issues and LGBTQ+ issues.
Elysia is passionate about working with young adults and adults and being alongside them, to help them face and manage the many challenges that arise in life, whether that be anxiety, depression, stress, relationships or parenting. She takes a neurodiverse-affirming as well as gender-affirming approach in her treatments.
She comes from a background as a behaviour therapist for children and adolescents with disabilities. When she transitioned to psychology, she developed a focus on assessing and diagnosing ASD, ADHD, cognitive and academic ability, as well as providing psychological interventions for children, adolescents and adults.
Elysia is experienced in helping neurodiverse individuals support themselves and navigate the world in light of their diagnoses and things that are difficult for them. This includes emotions like anxiety, depression, overwhelm, as well as broader topics like social skills or difficulties.
She also helps parents with behaviour management and guides them in supporting their child with a variety of issues, including anxiety, neurodiversity and behavioural difficulties. She provides parent training to help them manage and respond to challenging behaviour and the frustrations that come with parenting.
For Elysia, her relationship with her clients is crucial to the efficacy of their work together. Taking an empathic and compassionate approach, she ensures her clients always feel safe and supported. Meeting each client with compassion, she provides space to hold and process their difficult emotions, and helps them develop acceptance and compassion towards themselves. For her, this is key in managing one’s mental health and wellbeing.
In her sessions, Elysia applies a variety of counselling styles. She often uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in combination with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She guides her clients in specifying their goals and where they want to change. She particularly enjoys techniques that involve learning to accept and tolerate emotions rather than resisting or avoiding them.
Elysia aims to be a source of compassion for clients and a safe space for them through challenging times. She finds it extremely rewarding to see her clients gain confidence in managing their emotions, overcome stressful and challenging situations, and understand themselves better.
When she isn’t working, Elysia enjoys baking, being in nature, and spending time with her family and dog.
All online bookings require full upfront payment. This payment is non-refundable but is transferrable if your appointment is rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice. New Vision Psychology has a 24 hours cancellation policy which applies to all initial and follow up appointments. This is because we value the time of our psychologists. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please call us on 1300 001 778 between 8:30am – 5:30pm between Monday and Friday with at least 24 hours notice (and by Saturday if our appointment is on a Monday) otherwise the full fee will be charged. We do not accept cancellations via text or email. Please cancel by calling 1300 001 778.
If you are eligible for a Medicare rebate, this will be provided after we receive your referral and Mental Health Care Plan. Referral and Mental Health Care Plan Can be Submitted through our portal by clicking HERE or email to email@example.com or ask your GP to fax it to 02 80681113
(Please note that if you bring a copy of your referral to your psychologist at your initial session, there may be a significant delay in receiving your rebate, please submit your referral through our portal prior to your session.)