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A safe therapy space for understanding, acceptance and change


Alison Lubliner, PhD

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who uses evidence based assessment tools and strategies to guide you in understanding yourself and supporting your way of being in the world. 

I believe we all want to accept ourselves and our differences, and to be happy about who we are. Understanding neurotype  helps to tailor therapy to individual strengths and weaknesses. 


Therapy aims to empower you to change and growth in the direction you choose.

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Neurodiversity affirming assessment and practice


Many children have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn. They benefit from understanding how their brain works, what they are interested in, and what challenges them. In the therapy space, we play games, draw, and tell stories.

"Play is the highest form of research" Albert Einstein 

  ADHD Assessment

Trouble sustaining concentration, feeling fidgety and restless, being impulsive, and having trouble with motivation may lead you to seek further information about ADHD.

Assessment for ADHD typically includes questionnaires and a structured diagnostic interview using the DIVA5 or the Young DIVA. 

Support for ADHDers typically includes psychoeducation, strategies, and recommendations for adjustments at home/school/ work.

Many young people seek to understand who they are, who they are becoming, and their strengths and challenges. Increasingly, people are aware of their individual differences. They seek further assessment for Autism, ADHD, and learning differences. 

Support for young people often includes learning about emotions and strategies that assist with self regulation. Working to "surf the waves" of emotion, and realising that feelings pass, is an important life learning. 

    Autism Assessment 

The MIGDAS-2 diagnostic interview process invites young people and adults to share their worldview through preferred topics and sensory materials. The assessment process is designed to be a positive experience, highlighting an individual's strengths and brain style.

ADHD and Autism often co-occur so both may be explored during the assessment process.

Experiences across the lifespan shape an individual's life narrative. A developmental lens can help us to understand current feelings, relationships and functioning. 


I work collaboratively with clients of all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and other difficulties. My work is influenced by the neurodiversity affirmative movement, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and schema therapy.

  Anxiety and OCD

Anxiety is a common experience and it can be overcome or better managed so that it is easier to live with. 

People with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images or impulses (obsessions), and feel compelled to perform behavioural or mental rituals (compulsions). Obsessions and compulsions are distressing and time consuming.  Treatment utilises psychoeducation, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices to help reduce OCD symptoms.

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