Leanne is a Psychologist who has completed her training in South Africa and Melbourne. Leanne has a Bachelor of Science with an Honours degree in Psychology as well as a Masters of Psychology Degree (Educational) from the University of Melbourne. Leanne is a registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

With 16 years of experience in the field, Leanne is a passionate and devoted psychologist working with children, adolescents and their parents. Leanne believes strongly in a systemic approach as the most effective way to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the presenting concerns and to support a child and effectuate change. Consistent with this model, Leanne works collaboratively with parents, teachers and other specialists or disciplines involved in the child’s care.

Leanne has experience working with infants, toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults who experience a range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These include:

  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Loss and Grief
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Poor social skills and other social difficulties
  • Behaviour dysregulation
  • Low self-esteem


  • Master of Psychology (Educational), The University of Melbourne
  • Honours Degree (Psychology), Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Psychology and Biochemistry), Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

Professional Memberships

Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) 

Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar


Behind every child who believes in themself is a parent who believed in them first

Mathew Jacobson