Amber has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Amber is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and has completed specialist training in couple therapy with Relationships Australia.

Amber has conducted research in the area of Attachment Theory and relationship dynamics and is passionate about using the therapeutic relationship to help people resolve their difficulties.

Amber has extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples, and offers therapy for a range of issues including depression, anxiety (phobias, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety), post-traumatic stress, complex trauma and personality disorders, adjustment to major life changes, grief, issues with self-esteem and interpersonal relationships, and eating disorders.

Working from a strong background in Attachment Theory, Amber has a particular special interest in the treatment of reactions to trauma and assisting both couples and individuals who are encountering difficulties in their relationships.
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Our Process

Clients attending Next Wave Psychology can expect a comfortable and secure environment where evidence-based treatment is tailored to the unique goals of the individual or couple. Given the client-centred approach taken at the practice, treatment during ongoing psychology sessions will vary accordingly.

Evidence-Based Therapy

Here at Next Wave Psychology, Dr Amber Denehey applies extensive training in a range of evidenced-based therapies. This means that Amber will only apply techniques that have been researched for their efficacy and found to be useful in assisting with related psychological difficulties.

The Therapeutic Relationship

Prior research has consistently demonstrated that the aspect of therapy that is the most impactful for treatment outcomes is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that develops between the client and the therapist. This is why Dr Amber Denehey prioritises establishing an open, respectful, and collaborative relationship with the people she sees first and foremost.

The Therapeutic Space

The psychological space provided in therapy sessions at Next Wave Psychology is designed to be distinct from other supportive relationships in a person’s life with respect to the privacy, safety, objectivity, and containment it offers. Dr Amber Denehey aims to provide a space where people are able to express and work through difficult experiences without the fear of judgement.

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Trauma Counselling

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Exposure to traumatic events can cause the brain to behave differently from its usual way in an attempt to protect the individual from becoming psychologically…

Self Esteem Counselling

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A person’s self-esteem is arguably one of the most significant determinants of their level of contentment in life. Contrary to popular opinion, somebody who is…

Relationship Counselling

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Couples seeking relationship counselling often report that they have put off seeking professional help for some time. They describe feeling perplexed by their inability to…

Depression

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What is Depression? Whilst everyone will experience sadness at different points in life, especially in reaction to loss experiences, people who meet criteria for a…