Ashley Cooper

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Ashley Cooper

Clinical Psychologist

Ashley believes that seeking help for psychological difficulties takes huge courage and strength. Given this, Ashley aims to create a relaxed, warm and friendly environment where clients can share their psychological concerns without fear of judgment.

Ashley is passionate about mental health and enjoys empowering individuals to achieve optimal well-being. She is dedicated to delivering collaborative, evidence-based care and is committed to working with clients to reduce distress and make positive lifestyle changes. Ashley believes that even the most difficult issues can be addressed and overcome through the therapeutic process.

Born and raised in the UK, Ashley moved to Australia to complete her undergraduate and postgraduate training. Following this, she stayed in Australia and worked in a variety of settings including private practice, community-based organisations and schools. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults from all walks of life using treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

She has also work internationally, both in the British Virgin Islands, supporting islanders and expats following the devasting impacts of hurricane Irma, and in Dubai, working with the local Emirati and expat community in private practice.

As a result of working in different countries and cultures Ashley has become skilled at adapting her therapeutic approach to each individuals needs and objectives. Ashley aims to be flexible and pragmatic in her counselling style and fully believes that humour and laughter can at times play an important role in the therapeutic process.

When Ashley is not being a clinical psychologist she enjoys travelling, scuba diving, sailing and relaxing on the beach. She also loves reading, cooking, playing in the orchestra and crocheting.

Ashley’s has experience in helping individuals with concerns such as:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence and assertiveness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD and trauma work
  • Parenting concerns
  • Bullying
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Grief and Loss