Fiona Richardson

someone.health Clinical Psychologist

Hi, I'm Fiona 👋

There is a lot of research that indicates having a good and trusting relationship with your psychologist is as important as whatever treatment model they are using with you. 

 

I am a psychologist who is committed to getting to know you as a real person. I am committed and dedicated and believe in creating sustainable change – which is only possible when working with people holistically. 

 

I want to make sure the time we have together in therapy is useful, impactful and enables you to achieve whatever ‘success’ looks like for you. I consider it a privilege to earn your trust and work with you to achieve your goals. 

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

Academic Credentials

Fiona has completed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Masters of Clinical Psychology, Masters of Public Health and Masters of Health Management.

She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Fiona is trained in several evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and exposure therapy (just to list a few).

Fiona is a Board recognised clinical supervisor for intern psychologists, students on clinical placement and clinical psychology registrars.

Counselling Experience

Fiona has spent a lot of her career working as a military psychologist, including deployments to the Middle East. She was raised in rural / remote Australia, and has deployed to remote indigenous communities. She has 3 young children (one of whom has a disability), so know the struggle of trying to balance a career with family life.

Fiona has a lot of experience working with a diverse range of clients, including older children, adolescents and adults. She has clinical (and parenting) experience working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

She has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, body image concerns, low self esteem, and interpersonal difficulties. Fiona has a niche area of interest in treating trauma and mood disorders.

Outside of the military, Fiona has also worked in public health and private practice.

Fiona enjoys and is committed to working as part of a multidisciplinary team, so please let her know if there is anyone else in your community that you need her to connect with to make sure we can work together to achieve the best outcomes for you.

Areas of experience

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

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