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Ba. App. Sci.(Hons) Psychology/Psychophysiology and Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs Work

Rebecca has been a registered psychologist for 20 years, with experience providing counselling and specialised therapies to individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan for issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, loss and grief, relationship challenges, and attachment difficulties. This work has enabled her to develop a trauma informed, compassionate response to witnessing and supporting a person’s journey through their recovery.

Rebecca is compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgemental to all people, respecting and appreciating a person’s strengths and capabilities. She likes to work collaboratively with those key supporters in a person life to help promote sustainable change and growth. She has an interest in supporting families, where adults or children are living with ADHD. She welcomes working with neurodiversity and the LGBTIQA+ community. Rebecca prioritises exploring people’s strengths and embracing their uniqueness, while working alongside a person to discover what they see as meaningful in their lives.

Rebecca is currently training in Animal Assisted Interventions and is excited about her 5-year-old labradoodle Kobe coming to support her work in the future. People often comment on Kobe’s
playfulness and friendly characteristics. He loves meeting new people and will be sure to offer value contributions to therapy.

Rebecca’s background has included 25 years of practice in the mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug sector. She has worked in withdrawal services, youth residential rehabilitation programs and most extensively has worked as a therapeutic Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellor which has included forensic counselling. Rebecca has provided supervision in psychological practice and is an APS Board Approved Supervisor.

Rebecca loves to keep active, enjoys yoga and Pilates and spending time in nature. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and Kobe. She has spent many holidays exploring Australia by caravan. Rebecca enjoys cooking, watching movies, listening to podcasts, taking part in various water sports, and watching her children play basketball and football.

Client Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
Therapy Specialties
  • Trauma Focused Therapies
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centred Approach
  • Solution Focused Therapy
Service Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suicidality
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Relationship and Interpersonal Concerns
  • Emotional Regulation Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Violence
  • Emotion Regulation