Andrew Watt

Andrew is a caring and friendly speech pathologist and trauma-informed psychotherapist who is passionate about communication and mental health.

As the founder of Unity Therapy Services in Canberra, he has combined his skills to provide a unique and holistic service for his clients and their families.

Andrew enjoys working with clients of all ages, from school aged children to adolescents, as well as adults. He has a special interest in language, speech, literacy, social communication, and trauma-informed, psychodynamic psychotherapy for issues relating to mental health.

Andrew earned his Master of Speech Pathology from Flinders University, where he received the Speech Pathology Association of Australia Prize for outstanding academic and clinical achievements. He is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) and member of Speech Pathology Australia.

More recently, Andrew’s experiences working with young people and their families opened his eyes to the profound intersection of speech pathology and mental health. Specifically, how mental health not only impacts the young people he works with but also their parents and broader support networks.

This insight led Andrew to pursue advanced training via a Master of Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy) at the University of Sydney, and to become a member of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP). 

Mental health and communication go hand in hand. Andrew’s goal is to integrate these skills into his clinical practice, offering his clients and their families a more comprehensive and holistic approach to their communication and wellbeing.

Over the last decade, Andrew has worked in regional and metropolitan centres across private practice, educational settings, rehabilitation, and youth detention. He has worked with Indigenous and migrant communities in Australia. 

He also has experience as a research assistant in Singapore and an English teacher in Japan.

Throughout his career, Andrew has developed a broad range of interests including Developmental Language Disorders, literacy development, speech sound disorders, cultural and linguistic diversity, and issues relating to mental health.

Andrew has a special interest in Autism, and he collaborates closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to assess and diagnose children on the Autism Spectrum.

Andrew is a practical clinician that loves working with people. He has also had some academic work published.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, including his two young children, staying fit and healthy, and learning new things.