Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Allison is the owner of Left of Centre. When her children were diagnosed with autism, she was dismayed at the lack of services available to support her them. This motivated her to enrol in psychology with the dream to build a service that sees Autistic individuals, and now any person who identifies as Neurodivergent, valued, supported and seen. Left of Centre is the culmination of this dream. Allison is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist and is also a board approved supervisor. She currently does not see clients directly, rather provides supervision, education and support to her team of psychologists at Left of Centre, and others around the country. Her passion lies with education and support using the Neurodiverse Affirmative Paradigm. Her belief is that Neurodivergence is not a disorder, rather a natural variation of the human species, and as such, do not expect or hope for her clients and the clients of Left of Centre to become neurotypical. With the opening of Left of Centre, Allison’s dream grew from not only supporting ND individuals, but by creating a workplace that is actively ND affirmative, welcoming and supportive as well. A large majority of LOC’s staff identify as ND, and Allison and her management team pride themselves on providing a workplace that celebrates this, by providing a flexible, supportive work environment.