Di Ridley - Senior Child Psychologist
Masters in Psychology - Educational and developmental
Graduate Diploma in Applied Child Psychology
Bachelor of Education
Di Ridley is our senior child psychologist and is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She was also a trained teacher who enjoyed working with parents and children on behaviour, anxiety and educational needs. She has previously worked an educational consultant in schools, specialising in supporting children with behavioural and reading challenges. Di also worked at the Parenting Research Centre in 2002 and contributed to the research and delivery of many parent or child development programs in schools, early learning centres, families, and health settings.
Throughout her career, Di has been involved in training professionals and parents in a range of programs, including Small Talk, Signposts for Building Better Behaviour, ABCD, Making Moments Matter, Healthy Start, AusParenting in Schools, Early Days, Baby Business, and the Positive Parenting Program (both in Australia and internationally).
Di is qualified in Triple P parenting (Levels 4 and 5) and the Circle of Security program and is available to provide individual and group programs with a variety of parenting issues. She enjoys supporting neurodivergent children and using many therapy modalities including play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Di provides a number of assessments for children including psycho-educational assessments such as WISC-V, WIAT-III and is trained in assessment for autism with ADOS – II and Migdas 3, as well as ADHD.