Louise Morrow is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience as a clinician and manager providing psychological services in both public health and corporate settings. During her career Louise has worked with hundreds of patients and understands the intricacies of various psychological issues that people face.
Early in her career Louise’s primary focus was in research, holding positions in both the health and government sectors. After completing her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology Louise worked in community health, where she gained a breadth of experience treating clients presenting with a wide range of clinical conditions. Louise also ran group programs for clients suffering from chronic pain, anxiety disorders as well as groups for clients living with domestic violence.
Louise then moved into the corporate sector where her focus was the treatment of individuals suffering work-related trauma occurring in the context of armed robbery, assault, industrial accidents and bullying.
In addition to her treatment work Louise was also a provider of clinical assessment for employees suffering work-related psychological injury as well as the assessment of individuals who had committed or threatened acts of aggression in the workplace. She was the NSW State Manager of Trauma and Clinical Assessment Services for one of Australia’s leading national providers of corporate psychology services, leading and supervising a team of psychologists providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Clinical Assessment services to both business and industry.
In 2001 Louise opened her private practice so that she could focus on her primary interest, that of helping her clients from all walks of life experiencing both acute and chronic mental health conditions. Louise brings to her treatment approach both empathy and a strong sense of optimism that a way forward can be found for her clients to enact the change and make the choices that will enable them to live a full, vital life. Her commitment to her clients is to help them resolve their emotional issues of the past and the present, to open the door to a brighter and confident future.
Louise’s primary areas of interest and expertise lies in the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly social anxiety, excessive worry, performance anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, sleep difficulties and health anxiety.
Other areas of interest and expertise for Louise include the treatment of depression, Bipolar Disorder, grief and loss, in particular that arising from infertility, stressand work-stress, confidence and self-esteem.
Louise takes an evidence-based approach to her work with clients. She incorporates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema Therapy into her work with clients. Louise regularly participates in training both in Australia and internationally from world-leaders in the treatment of clinical disorders.