About Us

We work on the premise that people possess many of the resources needed to solve problems.

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Anne Ward Director

Mindinsight was established by Anne Ward. Anne is a consulting psychologist and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. In additional to formal university training, Anne has undergone specialist training in Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, Art Therapy and Couples Therapy. Anne is currently completing her Master of Clinical Psychology. Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to commencing private practice, Anne worked for 18 years in the corporate sector as a senior manager and coach in business strategy, leadership and change, personal and organisational effectiveness. She brings a broad range of experience from working with teams and individuals across a range of backgrounds. Working in private practice allows her to extend her knowledge and expertise to enhance the life experience of people at home, at work and in the community.

Our Approach

We work on the premise that people possess many of the resources needed to solve problems. Being able to connect with these strengths is empowering and creates confidence in your ability to make meaningful change.

Understanding You

Our focus is on understanding you as an individual and working with you to develop a personal plan to address problem areas and achieve your goals.

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Case Stories

See our Case Stories in the Resources section to learn about others’ experiences.

Evidenced-based Approach

Our services draw on a number of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR and Art Therapy.

What Do Psychologists Do?

Research findings suggest that psychological treatment not only improves psychological symptoms, but also can have an independent effect on physical health.

Psychology is about what it is to be human. At the heart of being human are our relationships – with others, with the world around us and with our self.  Our relationships give us the sense of who we are in the world.  They influence what we believe is possible and expect from life.  Healthy relationships are core to our mental health, wellbeing and happiness.  Psychologists work at the level of relationships.

Human beings experience life through the interplay of thoughts, emotions, needs, and behaviour  – all in the context of an ever-changing world.  Psychologists are skilled in understanding how these dynamics operate and impact our quality of life.

What Sets Psychologists Apart?

A psychologist is trained to listen to you in a way that seeks to understand you in the context of your world and what needs to change for you to solve the problems that are in your way.

Psychologists undergo rigorous university and practical training, requiring a minimum of six years to practice as a psychologist.  Psychology is a regulated profession, requiring registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Psychologists are required to practice according to a strict code of ethics designed to protect you and ensure you receive the highest quality of service. In addition, psychologists are required to maintain ongoing professional development.

Psychotherapy is not a “one-size-fits-all” and there are many psychological approaches that can be used to bring about desired change.  Psychologists have a duty of care, which includes ensuring that you are fully informed about and consent to treatment recommendations.  This means that you have a right to ask questions to ensure that you are satisfied and comfortable with the advice you are being given.