While initially studying psychology to work with athletes like himself, Jamie Hicks ventured down a different path. His own mental health challenges compelled him to study social work, after which he spent many years working in acute and emergency mental health in hospital settings. Jamie comes to Hope in Health from private practice where he has extensive experience working with veterans and first responders.
Jamie’s approach is a person-centred one. Working alongside his colleagues who share a similar ethos, Jamie uses a range of trauma-informed therapies, including EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing). Ultimately, he understands that if a guest feels heard and valued, they’re more likely to engage with the professional in front of them.