Robyn Blake-Mortimer, BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Spec Ed, Grad Cert Gifted Ed, M Psych Clinical, Dip Clin Hypnosis, MAPS
Robyn Blake-Mortimer is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience providing therapy and counselling to individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds within a variety of settings. She was the co-founder of ABC Psychology, a generalist group practice in Goodwood. Since December 2019, Robyn specialises in working with couples and grief, as the founder of Tuned in Couples, a small private practice in Glenside, South Australia.
Robyn is always interested in finding new ways to help her clients and improve her practice. She completed a Master of Clinical Psychology from Flinders University in 2003 after a successful career as a teacher. In 2006 she completed the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and later provided training for that organisation. In 2014 she became the first Certified Gottman Couples therapist in South Australia. Currently she is involved in research with the Gottman Institute about the effectiveness of marathon therapy.
Robyn lived and worked in New York as a Marriage and Family Therapist between 2016 and 2019. That was a wonderful opportunity to work in community mental health and private practice in a setting where the dominant model was still psychodynamic. During that time, Robyn was introduced to the work of David Burns and the certification program at the Feeling Good Institute. She uses those skills when working with the communication challenges faced by neurodiverse couples, where one may have ADHD or autism spectrum disorder. Robyn is the first accredited TEAM-CBT therapist in Australia and delivers training programs for other psychologists and counsellors in this approach.