Chiara Paganini Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I'm Chiara 👋

I have a strong interests is helping you have more emotionally connected and fulfilling life and relationships by identifying and looking at the way in which your patterns get in the way. Often these patterns are developed in childhood and influence the way we view ourselves, as well as our relationships with others.

I will also help you to disarm your ‘inner critic’ – the self-limiting voice that undermines our true capabilities and potential. I foster a warm and welcoming environment in-session, and utilise empathic confrontation to highlight inconsistencies between behaviours and thoughts and emotions. I will work with you collaboratively and transparently, focusing on your strengths and teaching skills to help you to tackle challenges and work toward valued life goals. 


My primary aim is to support you to achieve greater insight, identify ways to better manage distress and maximise your mental wellbeing.

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Chiara's ready to help you improve your mental health.

Academic Credentials

Chiara is an experienced clinical psychologist with several years of experience in private practice and academia.

Chiara is registered as a clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and she is trained in several approaches, including Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, Person Centred Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Counselling Experience

Chiara has experience working with a diverse range of patients, including adults, migrants, Indigenous population and CALD people.

She has an extensive experience in assessing and offering psychological treatment to people with disability, including schizophrenia, severe personality disorders, physical and mental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

She has also a strong interested in working with mood disorders (anxiety and depression) and eating disorders. She has provided consultations in different setting, such as hospitals, medical clinics, universities and private practices.

Areas of experience

Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Chiara can help you with.

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