Tracy Quinney

Psychologist BA (Psych and Humanities), Post Grad Dip Psych

Tracy is a registered psychologist and is committed to a therapeutic relationship built on feelings of trust, warmth and respect. Tracy’s focus is on emphatically understanding her client through their life circumstances and personal narrative. Tracy works alongside clients and their loved ones in improving resilience, independence, decision making and life competence.

Tracy has over 20 years experience in providing collaborative evidence based therapy to adults and couples for a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, work place issues and adjusting to life transitions. Tracy supports her clients in new insights, new ways of thinking, of communicating with others and managing emotion.

Tracy has extensive experience in child and adolescent psychology and is committed to providing a safe therapeutic environment for her young clients, families and carers. Tracy has extensive experience in child development and attachment theory and utilises a strength based approach in developing skills and coping strategies to regulate emotions and navigate social and educational settings.

Tracy practices at both our North Adelaide and Glenelg South locations for your convenience.

Contact Us 08 8361 7008

Areas of Experience

Children through to Adults

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Self confidence and assertiveness
  • Workplace issues
  • Work/life balance
  • Workplace and school bullying
  • Sleep issues
  • Concentration issues
  • Sexual assult
  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender harassment
  • Grief and loss
  • Mid life
  • Separation and divorce
  • The effect of divorce on adult children
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Hoarding of possessions or animals
  • Experiences of kinship carers
  • Experience of foster carers
  • Adjustment to life change
  • Relationship issues

Unique to Children

  • Emotional regulation
  • Social difficulties with peers
  • Educational issues
  • School refusal
  • Behavioural issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Impact of trauma on emotions, behaviour, relationships and learning
  • Sexualised behaviour
  • Children and separation/divorce
  • Children in care

Adolescents/Young People

  • Emotional issues
  • Educational issues
  • Behavioural issues
  • Trauma
  • Peer pressure
  • Social and relationship issues
  • Self confidence
  • Managing stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Self harm and suicidal thinking/behaviour
  • Offending behaviours
  • Adolescents and separation/divorce
  • Adolescents and young people in care

 

 

Qualifications and Professional Membership

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Humanities), Monash University, 1999
  • Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia, 2010
  • Associate Member (Assoc MAPS), Australian Psychological Society
  • Psychology Provider with Medicare

Further background

Tracy has over twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the public and private sectors. Tracy has worked in the area of sexual assault in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. She was instrumental in providing a 24 hour service for child and adult survivors of historical and recent sexual abuse in Alice Springs and Aboriginal communities.

Tracy has also worked within the non government sector providing psychological support to remote area nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. She has a wealth of experience with workplace issues including change management, critical incidents, culture shock and bullying.

In 2005, she moved to Tasmania and continued to work with children and adolescents, families, kinship carers, foster carers and offending adolescents for over ten years. Tracy recently moved to Adelaide to be with her three adult children and grandchild and is looking forward to being a part of the Attuned Psychology team on a full time basis.

Tracy’s Therapeutic Approach

Tracy’s approach is one of compassion, collaboration, mutuality and empowerment. She will focus not only on the behaviour her client is trying to change but also on the underlying
reasons for the behaviour and the relief it provides currently. Tracy understands that behaviour isn’t who we are -rather it is often what has happened to us. Tracy attends to the underlying cause of client’s emotions, thoughts and behaviours and is committed to cultural, historical and gender issues.

Tracy’s experience of working with children, adolescents and adults focuses on strengths and resiliency. Tracy is skilled in a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Family Systems Therapy.

Tracy will work collaboratively with you to learn about your authentic self, the ability to be vulnerable, self compassionate and about feeling safe and secure in your relationship with yourself and others.