Amanda Dounis

About Amanda Dounis.

Amanda Dounis is a Client /Solution Focused Strategic Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner, Professional Counsellor, and Early Childhood Proficient Teacher.

Amanda offers services both Face to Face in Clinic, as well as Distance Professional Services (also known as Telehealth, Teletherapy, E-Counselling, E-Therapy, Online Counselling, and Online Therapy, and Online Conferencing).

Amanda has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years in Australia.  She is a successful and award winning owner /operator of 4 early learning centres in the St George area.

Amanda is the author of My Coping Skills Handbook for 8-12 year olds.  This book offers an amazing 4 step C.O.P.E. formula for kids to use with everyday issues. Interested in the book?  You can purchase it here.

If you are unsure you are welcome to just download the free guide here.

This amazing 4 step C.O.P.E. formula for kids has also been turned into a friendly Online Course where each child works through each module at their own pace.  Each module has downloads and there is also a certificate that can be downloaded at the end of the course.  This could possibly be their very first self development course to add to their very own portfolio. If you are interested you can purchase it here.

For several years now, Amanda also volunteers her services to Lifeline Australia.

Being a member of the Mental Health Academy (MHA), Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Hypnotherapy Council of Australian (HCA), the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA),  the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASCH), the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GOAH), on the Advisory Board for the International Strategic Psychotherapy Association (ISPA) and National Standards Education Authority (NESA), Amanda abides by relevant codes of conduct and ethical practice guidelines.

Amanda maintains all professional development and supervision requirements to qualify for private health insurance provider numbers, as well as working with children check, police check, first aid and professional insurance.

Amanda is also a Professional Supervisor with the Australian Council of Supervisors, offering one on one supervision for other professionals as well as networking and peer supervision opportunities.  Invested in the professionalism and guidance of other professionals in related industries.

Amanda is passionate about healthy eating, physical exercise, and continuous professional academic development.  Her passions have certainly turned into life long hobbies.

Amanda’s philosophy is simple:
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”.

Her approach is unique.  She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client.  She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions.  Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body.  She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.

Amanda has been a reputable Guest Speaker in several Australian and International Conferences where she has offered expertise in working with kids, coping skills, tips and techniques and more.

Amanda is been trained as a Facilitator in Mindfulness in Peaceful Kids.  A great site for mindfulness practices which support growth and development in all areas and challenging moments of life.  An important skill.

With hypnotherapy and counselling support, you can make healthier choices in any area of your life.

If you are dealing with an addiction or compulsion, Amanda can help resolve the underlying dynamic so you can make a better choice in each moment.

If you are stressed out or anxious, Amanda can integrate mindfulness and hypnotherapy, and provide you with tools so that you can manage everyday.

If you are struggling with learning difficulties, exam /performance anxiety or assignment procrastination, Amanda’s experience of her own academics has provided her with knowledge on performance, motivation, organisation, and ultimately her own successful outcome.  Amanda has achieved a proficient list of qualifications and an exhaustive list of professional development evident of her academic commitment over the years.  Please check them out here in her website.  Such an extensive list that they occupy a page on their own.

There are many areas that Amanda will be able to provide you with support and a positive outlook.  And if she cannot, she will make every effort to discuss with you a referral to the most appropriate professional /agency that she sees fit for your needs. 

In need of Life Coaching, Amanda has wonderful professional programs for Emotional Intelligence, Forgiveness, REBT, Cognitive Behaviour, and Goal Success.  These are Life Coaching Programs which lead to Life Changing Outcomes.

Amanda offers services both Face to Face in Clinic, as well as Distance Professional Services (also known as Telehealth, Teletherapy, E-Counselling, E-Therapy, Online Counselling, and Online Therapy, and Online Conferencing).

Following are some principles Amanda abides by:

  • SAFETY: To provide safe and high-quality psychological interventions.
  • QUALITY: To deliver interventions and services that are consistent with repeatable and evaluative outcomes.
  • INNOVATION: To provide evidence-based psychological interventions.
  • PRODUCTIVITY: To promote re-engagement as valued members of the community.
  • PREVENTION: To provide support with person-centred psychological interventions reducing the burden on clients and their community.
  • ACCESS: To provide access to effective interventions, experience and outcomes, regardless of background or location of clients.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: To be registered nationally and have a system for complaints.
  • PERSON-CENTRED: To include and discuss treatment options with clients.

The following concepts of recovery are important goals that Amanda Dounis aims to work towards with her clients:

  • Finding and maintaining hope:
    • Believing in oneself;
    • Having a sense of personal agency;
    • Being optimistic about the future;
  • Re-establishment of positive identity:
    • Incorporating mental health issues or mental illness, but retaining a positive sense of self;
  • Building a meaningful life:
    • Making sense of illness or emotional distress;
    • Finding a meaning in life beyond illness;
    • Engaging in life;
  • Taking responsibility and control:
    • Feeling in control of illness and distress, and in control of life.
Amanda Dounis looks forward to making a difference in people’s lives.