Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

MSc Counselling Studies

Prof Dip in Psychotherapy

Current PhD Candidate, Psychology, Macquarie University

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Emma’s core training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), and Schema Therapy.

Emma completed a Psychology degree in 2008, in her home country of Ireland at University College Dublin. After this, Emma studied her masters in Counselling in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. From 2010 - 2013, Emma trained in psychotherapy and completed a Professional Diploma at the Tivoli Institute, Dublin. Since 2016, she has been engaged in research and is working towards her PhD with the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney.


Emma has membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the Psychology Board of Australia within AHPRA, with General Registration, and is a Medicare provider.


She see clients with common mental health problems, including (but not limited to):

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma-related problems

  • Anger

  • General emotional regulation difficulties

  • Health anxiety

  • Eating disorders

  • Relationship problems

  • Chronic pain

  • Obsessive–compulsive disorder