When questioned, Ms Densworth provided a fake registration number, which belonged to another health professional with the same last name.
The court heard that Densworth, a mother of two, had obtained two university degrees, including a bachelor of psychological sciences and a master’s in mental health science.
Her defence argued that she was “highly educated” and had worked as a therapist in the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2018, where registration was not required.
Barrister Anna Smith claimed that Densworth had acted in the best interests of the people she treated and that there was no evidence of any detrimental impact on her clients.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said that Densworth had taken a “shortcut” by not registering and fined her $8,500, with no conviction recorded.
Additionally, she was ordered to pay $1,750 in legal costs for AHPRA.
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