Ellie James



Currently accepting new clients. Appointments available from 15 August 2024.

Ellie has a strong passion for supporting people to achieve positive behaviour change and to improve their overall wellbeing. She has a particular interest in perinatal mental health and strives to empower and support families as they navigate conception, pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Areas of Practice

Areas of practice:

–          Perinatal mental ill health

–          Transition to parenthood difficulties

–          Birth trauma

–          Depression and low mood

–          Anxiety disorders

–          Challenges with self-worth and confidence

–          Interpersonal issues

–          Post-traumatic stress disorder

–          Anger and irritability management

–          Suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviours

–          Grief and loss

–          Neurodivergent challenges

Therapeutic Approaches

Ellie is empathic, warm and values the therapeutic relationship as a large predictor of positive outcomes. She adopts a family of origin/attachment theory lens and practices:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
    Professional Memberships
    • The National Psychology Board – AHPRA (Membership number: PSY0002198515)
    Academic Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
    Referrals and Funding
    • In order to see Ellie, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
    • Ellie is a registered Medicare Provider.
    • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
    • No other funding options available. 
    More About Ellie

    Ellie has worked with women experiencing perinatal anxiety and depression, birth trauma and related difficulties that arise during the transition to parenthood. She is also experienced working with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with a variety of disabilities and mental illnesses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attachment Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in both individual and group settings. Ellie is also a Circle of Security Parenting Program facilitator and a Secret Agent Society group program facilitator. 


    Thursday 9am – 5.00pm                                                                     Friday 9am – 5.00pm


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    (03) 9989 0107

    (03) 5234 4858

    Clinic hours:  Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

    Reception hours: Monday- Friday 9am to 4.30pm