BSocial Science (Psych) PGDip (Psychology) MAPS
Xanthe Armitage is an accomplished Senior Psychologist at Creating Change Psychology and Counselling. As an experienced therapist, she works with a diversity of clients including students and corporate senior managers. Xanthe is prevalently known for being warm, compassionate, engaging and results focused. She is devoted to the field of self-awareness, identifying individual strengths and helping her clients develop a clear sense of identity. In her friendly, reassuring presence, you will be supported to reconnect with yourself and empowered to harness your innate ability to make your personal journey a meaningful one.
Xanthe is also passionate about adjustment to change, be it tertiary students looking for employment, women transitioning from work to motherhood, or those who have suffered workplace stress and injury. Her customised approach to her clients’ needs results in positive gains such as building confidence and fulfilling important objectives. She has successfully assisted several individuals experiencing performance anxiety to readily engage with the present and achieve optimal performance levels.
As a Senior Psychologist at Creative Change, Xanthe combines a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and other evidence-based strategies. She has effectively treated a range of issues including adults and young adults affected by depression, anxiety, sexual assault, bullying, relationship and family issues.
A landmark in Xanthe’s career has been her instrumental role in developing an outplacement program for corporate staff navigating redundancy. The program assists workers with adapting to changing roles and employers, redefining their identity in the face of uncertainty, loss of stability, financial and career plans, and place in their community.
On a personal level, Xanthe enjoys open spaces and the beach life. She devotes her spare time to supporting and feeding struggling men and women at the Rough Edges Drop-in Centre, and to working with Lifeline.
"It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela"