MPsych (Clinical) MA (Forensic Psych) BA (Psych) MAPS CCLIN
Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist
Rebecca Deane is a dedicated Senior Clinical Psychologist, and founder of Creating Change Psychology and Counselling. She is an accomplished therapist excelling in the field of ‘Trauma and Adaption to Change Stemming from Early Life Experiences’. Rebecca’s distinct reputation for rekindling joy in families of Sydney’s Hills District precedes her, as does her compassionate, thorough, resourceful and trustworthy nature.
At the coalface of her clients’ lives, Rebecca works with adolescents and adults of all ages to strengthen their sense of self and build a framework for navigating the trials of life. Supportively, devotedly, she will empower you with the skills and confidence to foster acceptance and remain hopeful for the future.
Bringing warmth, humour, and calm to what can be serious and distressing issues, Rebecca is committed to helping you trust again, adopt new life experiences, and feel content in your independence. She has successfully assisted deeply withdrawn clients achieve the same dramatic results.
Rebecca is also proficient at aligning your potential to your goals. Core to her approach is ensuring you understand the influence of the past while staying focused on developing a sound and stable future.
As a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Creating Change, Rebecca holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical), Master of Arts (Forensic Psychology), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), and has extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Her professional experience is impressive: 20 years of private practice; roles with Wollongong University Clinic, The Forsight Foundation for deaf/blind adults, and Yasmar Juvenile Justice Centre.
Equally notable is the scope of clinical presentations she treats: weight management and body image issues, anxiety and panic, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting issues, self-harm, suicide, loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, and challenges experienced in relationships and families.
A landmark in Rebecca’s career has been her instrumental role in establishing the NSW Drug Court Trial Treatment Program in South Western Sydney, renowned for its innovative, evidence-based treatments for adults with drug addictions.
On a personal level, Rebecca enjoys interacting with families in her local area through volunteering with Little Athletics NSW, coaching soccer, and participating in local mental health networks.
"May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears - Nelson Mandela"