Medicare Provider No. 5936014X
Ana is a fully registered General Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPi). She is a Registered Circle of Security - Parenting (COSP) facilitator, and is also a Registered Therapist with the Perinatal Loss Centre. Ana has completed perinatal specific training with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE).
Ana has a special interest in perinatal mental health, as well as parenting and early childhood development. She has experience working with individuals and couples who have experienced fertility-related issues, have pursued assisted reproductive treatment (i.e., IVF), and who have experienced pregnancy loss such as miscarriage and stillbirth.
Ana's therapeutic style is warm and relaxed, and she adopts an empathetic and collaborative approach to treatment. She is focused on facilitating a strong therapeutic relationship by creating a space where clients can feel understood, accepted and empowered. She enjoys working with clients to build their sense of insight, personal growth, and wellbeing through the use of a client-centred approach.
Ana draws from several treatment modalities, including Positive Psychology, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Ana's bubbly and friendly personality is particularly welcoming for children! Ana has experience working with children as young as 2 who have required support with emotional regulation and social skills development, including children on the Autism Spectrum. Ana implements therapeutic modalities including Child-Friendly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Functional Behaviour Analysis, and Child-Centred Play Therapy when working with children.
Ana speaks fluent English and Macedonian and is able to offer appointments in both languages.
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA)
Member of the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
Registered with the Perinatal Loss Centre Therapist Register
Registered Circle of Security - Parenting (COSP) Facilitator
Brown, E., O’Donoghue, B., White, S.L., Chanen, A., Bedi, G., Adams, S., Schely, C., Do, T.U., Sterjovska, A., Moeller-Saxone, K. and Kay-Lambkin, F., 2021. Tobacco smoking in young people seeking treatment for mental ill-health: what are their attitudes, knowledge and behaviours towards quitting?. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 38(1), pp.30-39.