Psychological Services

EXI specializes in
  • Refugee mental health
  • Couples therapy
  • Youth – challenging behaviours
  • Workers Compensation, retrenchment and EAP
And treating sufferers of
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Alcohol, drug and gambling disorders
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sexual disorder
  • Eating disorder
LOUISE EARNSHAW – PSYCHOLOGIST/DIRECTOR

Earnshaw has been a registered psychologist in Australia for more than 10 years. She has delivered high-impact psychological interventions in remote and third world communities in seven countries for which she has received many government and university awards.

Earnshaw's PhD research investigated the similarities between youth at-risk and successful entrepreneurs.

She used the theoretical framework and the studies' results to develop a pioneering methodology of psychotherapy using new venture creation as a vehicle for behavioural change.

From 2002-2010 Earnshaw was regarded as a leading international expert in redirecting maverick behaviour into ethical enterprise. More than 11,000 high-risk youth and marginalised communities have been skilled in micro-enterprise development using EXI methodology. With the assistance of funding from commonwealth and state governments and corporate and high net worth individuals, Earnshaw's work demonstrated its ability to arrest psychosocial illness in youth at-risk, the unemployed and under-educated. With the support of an award from the commonwealth government, she expanded her practice to trialling micro-enterprise development for cultural preservation in threatened communities. She put this work on hold to commence working offshore in immigration detention. In the past 10 years, Earnshaw has worked in

  • Christmas Island and Curtin Immigration Detention Centres
  • Remote Buddhist Himalayan-desert villages on the Indo/Tibetan border
  • Martu and Ngaanyatjarra desert communities in Western Australia
  • Urban and rural schools, TAFE colleges and communities in Australia, NZ, India, Sri Lanka, US, Canada and Denmark.

Earnshaw has also lived and worked in Italy, Greece, Africa, China and the UK. She is passionate about assisting people to overcome debilitating mental illness through harnessing their potential.