Australian Catholic University - Master of Psychology (Clinical)
University of Melbourne - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Emily values bringing compassion, authenticity, and presence to therapy. She provides a non-judgemental space to help develop insight into stuck points and to provide clients with the resources to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings.
Emily's approach is trauma-informed, and gently invites clients to explore any impact of past experiences on current symptoms. She uses kindness and presence to understand how unwanted behaviours develop as a means of coping.
Emily recognises the unique capacity of each individual and tailors her therapeutic approach to explore what matters most, and uses that as an avenue for healing.
Emily practice is informed by a variety of evidence-based interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindful Self-Compassion, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and parts work therapies (e.g., Internal Family Systems & Schema Therapy).
Emily has experience supporting adults and young people with a diverse range of mental health difficulties.
Emily enjoys working with:
Anxiety disorders, including generalised and social anxiety and panic attacks
Challenges with self-esteem and self-criticism
Depression, grief, and adjustment
Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
Recovery from trauma
Difficulty managing big emotion
Emily is committed to remaining current in her work. She regularly participates in supervision, training and professional development. She likes working alongside other health professionals to facilitate multidisciplinary care when helpful.
Emily Bird (ABN 60 277 804 493) is an independent psychologist practicing from the MPC consulting rooms.