Sally Wills is a clinical psychologist who works with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and relationship difficulties.
Sally holds a Ph.D. in psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology – both attained through Massey University in Palmerston North. In 2003 Sally started working as a clinical psychologist in an Alcohol & Drug outpatient unit, and also spent time as a Consultant Neuropsychologist in a psycho-geriatric unit. She subsequently took a more strategic role with a Crown Entity which involved the development of national harm reduction and prevention programmes in the areas of substance misuse, suicide and self- harm, and for a time, family violence.
In 2007 Sally moved to Scotland, where she continued to work in the area of mental health and emotional well-being in numerous capacities – consultant, project manager, evaluator, and trainer. While in the UK she developed a particular interest in early intervention approaches for positive mental health. This interest culminated in her co-authoring a series of training resources designed to promote emotional resilience for children and young people.
Upon returning to New Zealand Sally has resumed clinical work in a private practice capacity. Sally is a registered psychologist and a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society.
Outside of work, Sally is kept busy with her young family and enjoys spending time outdoors – walking, gardening and mountain biking.