About Alana Watson
I have held a strong interest in psychology and human behaviour since a young age. I focus on a person-centred approach which encourages active participation and feedback throughout the therapeutic process. I previously worked for 2 years as a registered behaviour technician for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and have personal experience caring for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. I endeavour to create a safe environment for clients of all ages, including culturally diverse and LGBTQIA+ identifying clients. I feel that my patient and empathetic nature allows for a collaborative approach to therapy, where the client is the expert in their own experience.
“I believe that each client is an individual with their own unique story and experience.”
How I help
I provide therapeutic, assessment and diagnostic services. My approach draws on Cognitive behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. I support individuals and families across the lifespan experiencing a diverse range of presentations including neuro-developmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neuro-cognitive disorders and trauma.
Why I’m here
I work best in a warm and collaborative environment which is fostered here at Boutique. Cindy strongly encourages work life balance for all psychologists. This allows me to put into practice many of the skills I encourage clients to engage with, to manage my own mental health and ensure I am working to the best of my ability.
Things I love to do
Outside of work I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I have a passionate love for dogs and enjoy music, going to concerts, movies, and playing video games.
Credentials – Alana Watson
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Professional Psychology Australian Catholic University
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI).