Profile – Kristie Rostant
Kristie has been working as a Counselling Psychologist for the last 15 years. She has worked as a therapist, researcher, and consultant across various settings including community counselling organisations, government public health, university, and most extensively in child protection. She has developed and delivered individual and group programs for parents, carers, and children and most recently has contributed to developing an infant assessment and intervention service for children in out of home care.
Kristie particularly enjoys working with early childhood clients, infants, and adults. She is an accredited Circle of Security practitioner and has completed training in Child Centred Play Therapy, Life Story Work, and specialist training in complex trauma. She has an interest in neuroscience as it relates to traumatic stress and development. Kristie is able to assist with a range of difficulties including, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, emotional regulation and behavioural concerns, attachment and interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, and parenting.
Kristie strives to help her clients better understand who they are, what they need, and to make sense of what has happened. She values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the central role it has for healing and self-discovery. She uses attachment and psychodynamic approaches as the overarching frame and is able to draw on other approaches to support the therapy as needed, including EMDR, mindfulness, cognitive bahavioural therapy and schema therapy. She has a relaxed approach and brings warmth, non-judgmental wondering and playfulness to the therapy space.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP)
Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)