PhD (Clin Psych) BA-Psych (Hons) MACPA
Rachel has worked in both inpatient hospital settings as well as university and community health clinics providing individual and group therapy programs using a range of therapeutic interventions. She has worked with adolescents in an oncology ward, adults with mood, addiction and personality disorders, as a helpline telephone counsellor and has assisted families who care for those with mental illness. Rachel offers a safe and supportive space to assist clients in making meaningful change and improving their lives and relationships.
Rachel has experience working with issues around identity and sense of self, carer burnout, depression, anxiety, stress, complex trauma, relationship challenges, bereavement, addiction, adjustment to major life events changes and health difficulties.
Rachel is particularly interested in and has completed research in personality disorders, complex distress resulting from chronic or terminal illness and families and carers supporting loved ones with mental illness.
Rachel holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Arts Psychology (Hons) degree from Macquarie University. In 2014 she was awarded Examiners’ Commendation for outstanding PhD thesis and an Australian Postgraduate Award from the University of Wollongong. Rachel has also been awarded the University of Wollongong Award for Excellence in Clinic Psychology Research Skills and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Clinical College (CCLP) Student Prize.
Professional Registrations and Memberships
Registration to provide psychology services with Medicare
Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PSY0001626225)
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