Annalise de Groot


I work with my clients from a position of authenticity and curiosity. I work from a humanistic and narrative perspective, and I believe that learning about each client as an individual is the key to facilitating change and developing skills. I became a psychologist because I am passionate about understanding people, and empowering others towards their goals. I believe that learning to become one’s own advocate is a critical part of creating a life worth living, and I am privileged as a psychologist to be included in the lives of my clients as they grow into themselves. I am a generally registered psychologist and am a forensic psychology registrar.

I have experience working as a psychologist within government systems (such as the health and justice systems), and I have also worked in various support roles prior to becoming a psychologist. While I have worked primarily with adolescents throughout my career, I also have experience working with families and adults. I utilise aspects of schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and narrative therapy in my treatment approach, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing techniques. I have a particular interest in treating problematic behaviours occurring in adolescence, and I have experience in treating offending behaviour and substance use across the lifespan. I enjoy working with individuals with a number of areas that they would like to explore and develop, and I am skilled in working with those who have experienced complex trauma and attachment related difficulties.