Principal Clinical Psychologist and Clinic Director
B.A.Psych.(Hons), PG Dip. CBT, M.Psychol.(Clin), MACPA.
Ashley is a warm and engaging Clinical Psychologist who has over 18 years experience working with adults in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Ashley relocated back to Newcastle in 2018, where he opened My Healthy Mind Psychology.
He works collaboratively with clients and utilises evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based treatments, and Compassion Focused Therapy. He attends regular professional workshops and keeps up to date with the latest innovations in treatment.
Ashley has worked for over 5 years with the Counselling and Psychological Services at The University of Sydney working with university students, and has had extensive experience operating a private practice on the lower north shore of Sydney. His previous experience includes working in a various mental health teams, a specialist Anxiety Disorders Unit, the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University, and a Gambling Treatment Clinic. He was involved in setting up and managing a specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy service while working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the National Health Service in London.
Ashley has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Psychology at the University of Newcastle, a Masters of Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University, as well as specialist postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Ashley has undertaken extensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training and clinical supervision through the internationally regarded Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, which is affiliated with The University of Oxford. He has held full accreditation as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, which is internationally recognised as the gold standard benchmark for CBT training.
Ashley has full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a Clinical Psychologist (Reg. #: PSY PSY0001189024), and is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA), Anxiety Practitioners Network (APN) and the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).