Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard


About us

Anna Crichton, M.A. Clinical Psychologist

tl_files/content/anna.jpg Anna is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA), and is a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).


With 30 years of experience in Clinical Psychology, Anna specialises in the treatment of occupational stress, injury and pain management, anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma.


Anna, born and raised in Poland, read for a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Rhodes University in South Africa.


Her degree included an M.A. dissertation and supervised internships which she completed at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada and Fort England Hospital in Grahamstown, South Africa.


Prior to establishing a private practice in 1992, Anna worked in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings, including psychiatric hospitals, training hospitals, and rural mental health centres in South Africa, Canada and Australia.


While psychologist-in-charge at Bathurst Gaol, NSW, 1989 - 1992, Anna’s work included management and treatment of inmates as well as the provision of psycho-legal reports for both the Parole Board and the Serious Offenders’ Review Board.


After relocating with her family to the Canberra region in 1992, Anna worked part-time with the Employees’ Assistance Services and the Forensic Branch of ACT Mental Health as a Senior Clinical Psychologist.


A wife, mother and clinical practitioner, Anna has learned to create a rich and fulfilling lifestyle.


She is keen to help you design yours. 

James Crichton
After 30-years mainly in secondary education, James increased his involvement with Anna E Crichton & Partners in 2002. He has since provided a broad range of logistical and administrative support to the practice.


Born and educated to tertiary level in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, James completed an Arts degree in Roman-Dutch Law and History at Rhodes University. This was followed by an honours year in Modern History which gained him admission to the University of London where he completed the Graduate Certificate in Education in 1972.


After a variety of jobs in London, James’s formal teaching career began in Sydney, NSW, in 1973. James then did postgraduate work in education at Rhodes University in 1977 and graduated with a Bachelor of Education in 1978. After twelve months teaching in Eastern Cape schools he was awarded a postgraduate studentship at Murdoch University, WA, in 1979.


In 1983 James brought his family to Australia. Being a full-time dad kept him busy for three years from from 1984 -1986 while Anna established herself in NSW. In 1987 James returned to the fold of the NSW Education Department and remained with them as a permanent teacher until 2002. Since then he has taught on a casual basis in Queanbeyan and Yass, NSW.


Particular skills James brings to our practice include information management, communication, and research. For his aptitude in this area he is grateful to his grandmother, a language teacher, to his grandfather for his extensive knowledge and experience and to his mother, a journalist for 40-years and, like her mother before her, a university graduate, for encouraging him to persevere with his studies.