Tammy Jenkins OLY
BPsych (Hons), MAAPi
Key Areas of Interest
- Panic Disorders
- Life Transitions and Adjustment
- Gender and Sexuality
- Emotional Regulation
- Grief and Loss
- Athlete Mental Health
- Coping with Injury
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Strengths Based Intervention
- Motivational Interviewing
- Positive Psychology
Tammy has been living in Australia since relocating from New Zealand in 2000.
She has always had an interest in people and has a broad range of life experiences prior to becoming a psychologist. She has enjoyed experiencing different cultures, lifestyles, and customs through her travels. She is open-minded and free of judgement, enabling her to understand and appreciate the experience of others.
In her life before psychology, Tammy worked across a variety of roles, including corrections, occupational rehabilitation, youth work, and corporate. She has developed a strong understanding of the Australian Public Service culture and unique issues faced by first responders.
Tammy was an elite athlete who competed internationally, including at World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games. Therefore, Tammy has empathy for and understanding towards athletes and the psychological issues they may face.
How Tammy might support you
Tammy works collaboratively with individuals of all ages and stages of life, with the aim to empower each person to maximise their strengths and accept themselves for who they are. She aims to display genuine empathy and is passionate about working with people who feel unheard, misunderstood, mistreated or who experience prejudice.
Her interests lie in supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss. Tammy can assist with parenting strategies, sexual and gender identity, or those experiencing a variety of life transitions particularly peri-menopausal and/or menopausal women.
With Tammy’s background in elite sport, she has developed an interest in sport-related issues including managing performance anxiety, coping with injury, identity away from sport, and athlete mental health.
Tammy’s calm and relaxed demeanour aims to create a safe environment enabling individuals of all backgrounds to feel supported. She works primarily within the frameworks of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and utilises Motivational Interviewing, Strengths Based and Positive Psychology strategies.
Above all, Tammy is dedicated to understanding each individual’s needs and utilising appropriate psychological approaches to support them in their unique situation.