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.
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. (AAPi)
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA)
Registered with the Perinatal Loss Centre Therapist Register
Registered Circle of Security - Parenting (COSP) Facilitator
Member of the MHPN Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Network
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.