Abbey Hendy

Registered Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

  • Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology

Meet Abbey

Abbey is a warm, welcoming, and empathic psychologist who is passionate about aiding and empowering her clients to create positive change. She strives to understand the unique perspective and experience of each client by providing a space in which they feel safe, reassured, and encouraged to express themselves. Taking a collaborative and client-centred approach to treatment, Abbey draws upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions to meet the needs and goals of each individual.

Abbey has experience providing psychological assessment and intervention to young people and adults across hospital, community health, and university assessment clinic settings. She has worked with a diverse range of presentations including anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety/worry, social anxiety, health anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder), depression, grief, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder), sleep difficulties, LGBTQIA+ concerns, existential distress, infertility, and relationship issues. She has also worked at The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse where she developed a strong interest in providing psychological support for clients adjusting to cancer diagnosis. Abbey considers it a privilege to walk alongside clients as they face life challenges and aims to ensure they feel heard and validated throughout this process.

Outside of her clinical work, Abbey loves watching live music and seeking out new food experiences. She values time spent with her loved ones and ending the day with a good book.

Areas of special interest

  • Depression

  • Generalised anxiety and excessive worry

  • Health anxiety
  • Social and performance anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Psychological care in cancer (psycho-oncology)

  • Fertility issues

  • Supporting clients within the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Neurodiversity (ADHD and ASD)

  • Relationship issues

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Adjustment to life transitions

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Neurodiversity affirming therapy

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare

  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0002607066)

  • Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association


Abbey sees sees adults and older adolescents (16+) at our Alexandria consultation rooms and online via video on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, including after-hours appointments.