meet the team
let us introduce ourselves - we're the blooming bees team
BBehSc • PGDipPsych • MPsych
Abbie grew up in South Australia where she completed a double degree in Law and Psychology at Flinders University. She completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
For the past 10 years Abbie has loved calling the Gold Coast home due to the sunny weather and active lifestyle. She has been working in private practice for 6 years, predominantly working with youth aged 5 - 18 years. She also has experience working with adults and couples and is passionate about working with children and teenagers as she loves using her creativity to come up with fun and innovative sessions.
She believes that building a good rapport and a safe environment is the number one key goal for working with youth, as they are frequently hesitant to talk to open up. She tailors sessions to meet the needs, goals, and personalities of each individual rather than applying a “one model fits all” approach. Abbie has a friendly, creative, and encouraging approach to her work. She enjoys working with all personalities and a range of presentations.
zoey the doggo
Registered Support Dog
Kelpie x Border Collie • Very Good Girl
Abbie’s best friend is her dog, Zoey.
Zoey has been coming to therapy with Abbie for 6 months and she loves meeting new faces. Zoey is available for therapy, where the client can tailor how they would like her to be involved in sessions and is a part of our growing Pet Therapy service.
Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems such as anxiety and PTSD.
Plus, she is sure to bring a smile to anybody's face lucky enough to meet her!