Elaine Collins is an Irish-Australian Telehealth Provisional Psychologist working with teens and adults presenting with
– Life Transitions (work and personal related) and
Elaine hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, BA (Hons) in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and a MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology.
She is a Member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society, the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi), a qualified Psychometrician, Advanced Neurofeedback Trainer, and a mother to a young growing family.
With over 20 years of professional experience in health services and working directly with complex behavioural and mental health issues. To date, she has helped thousands of Irish and Australian clients improve their mental wellness, working with her clients to develop proactive approaches to solving the modern-day challenges around mental well-being.
Elaine has extensive psychotherapy consulting experience across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, the United States and South America.
Elaine has substantial experience working with clients presenting with:
- Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Anger issues
- Behavioural problems
- Grief & Loss
- Relationship issues
- Sleep-related problems
- Work Identity, Personal Identity and Social Identity challenges
- Life Transitions such as marriage or a new relationship; the arrival of a new baby; parenting an infant, child, or adolescent; growing up and moving away from home; adjustment to college or the workplace; empty nesting; divorce, separation, or recovery from infidelity; retirement, job loss, or career changes.
Elaine supports her clients in gaining awareness and insight to understand their thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns to help them achieve a higher quality of life. Each treatment program is tailored to each client, utilising a range of therapy modes and techniques, including interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy and mindfulness.
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Contributions to Psychology Research
Elaine is the Author of The Psychology of Sleep: a simple scientific guide to better sleep, where she presents how to sleep better in the context of behavioural neuroscience (also referred to as biological psychology, biopsychology, or psychobiology) to help those struggling with sleep and anxiety disorders achieve a higher quality of life.
Elaine has also developed Brain Training Australia’s online self-paced educational portal covering various mental health and emotional well-being-related topics. These courses are designed for adult clients struggling with symptoms of various mental health and emotional challenges such as stress, anxiety, sleep-related concerns and more, and for Health Practitioners – who wish to access our educational programs for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) purposes to develop and enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.
She enjoys educating fellow Health Practitioners seeking professional development. She has contributed significantly to the field of Psychological Research, and some of her research to date considers topics such as:
“A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on the Impact of Identity: consequences on Engagement, Psychological Well-Being and Organisational Commitment” and “Optimism and Emotional Intelligence as predictors of Therapists’ Resilience.“
Elaine is currently undertaking her PhD involving “A Comparative Analysis of Neurofeedback and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Improved Sleep in Cancer Patients.”
In late 2023, Elaine will launch her second book “A Clinical Handbook for Assessment and Intervention of Anxiety Disorders in Australia” as a tool for mental health professionals to develop their clinical skills.