About Emma

Clinical Psychologist and Founder.

Emma is passionate about working holistically and collaboratively with children, young people, families, and adults to build skills and abilities which will help them flourish/excel in their daily lives. She feels that being a psychologist is a privilege as it allows her to hear and understand her clients’ stories and walk with them to explore current issues they are experiencing and achieve specific goals they might have. She believes in creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals are able to express themselves without fear of judgement. In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending time with friends, exercising (gym, taking hikes), and dreaming up her next overseas holiday or travel adventure.

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”.

Experience and Approaches used

Regarding her experience in the field of psychology, Emma has completed extensive placements, including within Bond University’s Psychology clinic, working with children, adolescents, and adults in a community practice setting, on-site within an alternative education high school, with students and their families, and within a prison with offenders. Throughout these placements, Emma has developed skills across a range of mental health issues, including those related to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviour, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, parenting, and more. Emma has also completed a wide range of psychological assessments, for diagnostic purposes, as well as informing subsequent behavioural, psychological, and medical interventions. These skills have been further honed and refined through working as a psychologist in private practice with children with neurodevelopmental disorders and as a guidance counsellor in a high school setting providing brief mental health interventions. 

Predominantly, Emma’s strengths lie in working therapeutically with children, young people, and adolescents. Emma places great emphasis on working within, and appreciating the importance of, each individual clients’ systems, including their family environment, and school or work contexts.

Emma’s areas of special interests include: 

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • self-harming behaviour
  • parenting support
  • behavioural difficulties
  • self-esteem
  • trauma
  • abuse

Types of approaches used:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Qualifications and Courses


Bachelor of Psychological Science with honours from the University of Queensland.

Master of Clinical Psychology from Bond University.

Emma Borthwick is a Clinically Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Emma is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Clinical College.

Additional Courses:  

  • Creative ways to help children manage emotions training 
  • Playful, practical, and purposeful approaches to childhood anxiety training. 
  • The essentials: training clinicians in eating disorders training.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention and Skills training (ASSIST).
  • Skills-based Training on Suicide Risk Management (STORM). 

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Assessment’s will be conducted via tele-health and home visit (if physical assessment items need to be administered). 

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