Amanda is the founder and director of Spilt Milk Psychology.
She is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, before returning to Queensland to complete her Psychology Honours and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland (UQ).
Amanda is passionate about perinatal mental health, and supporting mothers and their families through the challenges of early parenting. She has also completed additional training in birth trauma, breastfeeding, feeding disorders, and managing unsettled and distressed babies.
In private practice, Amanda predominantly works with women and their families experiencing difficulties in the perinatal period, including:
- coming to terms with infertility (primary and secondary)
- ongoing fertility difficulties
- non-directive pregnancy counselling
- miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss
- birth trauma
- antenatal anxiety and depression
- parenting NICU and premature babies
- transition to parenthood
- infant sleep and settling
- feeding difficulties
- coping with an unsettled baby
- parenting in the pre-school years.
Amanda is also passionate about improving the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the arena of perinatal mental health. She provides individual supervision as well as training workshops in a variety of settings.
The mother of three young boys, in her spare (and often not-spare) time, Amanda enjoys volunteering as a qualified breastfeeding counsellor assisting individuals with infant feeding concerns and running mother-to-mother support groups.