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Current PhD Candidate, Psychology, Macquarie University

MSc Counselling Studies

Prof Dip in Psychotherapy

BA (hons) Psychology

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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.


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Smita Arora is a clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience and enjoys working with people of all ages and diverse communities experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, anger, adjustment difficulties, interpersonal challenges, low self-esteem and exploration and affirmation of gender and sexual diversity. She is also particularly focused on aiming to develop insight into relationship difficulties , practising Gottman method. Smita is especially passionate about creating a collaborative therapeutic space where clients feel welcomed, comfortable and empowered. Her person-centred approach ensures that each session is tailored to the client while implementing evidence-based interventions to build upon their strengths, values and goals. Smita enjoys to start her day with the bright  morning sunshine and her cuppa of tea. She likes  adventure sports and dancing .

M.Phil Clinical Psychology 

M.Sc Psychology

BA (hons) Psychology 

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