As an occupational therapist, mum and veteran, Alison is passionate about working with people towards their goals using a biopsychosocial (whole person) approach. Alison finds it to be a privilege to walk alongside clients, supporting them with warmth and compassion to overcome barriers to participate more fully in life – with more ease and satisfaction. Alison is committed to supporting people towards improved well-being through occupational performance in their personal, domestic and community activities of daily living (ADLs), and management of energy, fatigue, pain and sensory-emotional regulation.
Alison brings her experience from previous roles in people leadership and management and massage therapy to her occupational therapy practice. In addition, Alison brings experience of working overseas and language teaching qualifications to support clients with a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
At the Belconnen Specialist Centre, Alison will provide in-clinic and telehealth appointments for adults with physical, executive function, sensory and emotional barriers to participation in daily occupations.
AHPRA registered Occupational Therapist
Member of Occupational Therapy Australia
Mental Health Occupational Therapist registered with Better Access to Mental Health – Medicare Benefits Schedule
Member of AusPATH (Australian Professional Association for Trans Health)
Member of IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
Graduate Diploma in Education
CERT IV Soft Tissue Therapies
Formal training includes (but not limited to):
Sensory profile assessment and sensory-emotional regulation interventions
Activities of Daily living/Needs and Functional Capacity Assessments
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Focussed Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Pain Reprocessing Therapy and pain management across the lifespan
Self management strategies – executive function, health management (e.g. fatigue, energy, pain, focus and alertness, sleep), time management, forming and developing new habits,sensory/emotional regulation (dampening neurological arousal and improving satisfaction), environmental adjustment strategies, activities of daily living, well-being.
Tai Chi in clinical settings training – may be included as part of mindfulness and movement strategies.