Hi, I'm Shelley
I am a kind, cultural-sensitive and engaging registered psychologist with a genuine passion to help individuals from all walks of life to function optimally and live meaningful life. I strive to approach every individual with compassion, integrity, respect and perseverance.
Over the years of clinical practice, I have specialised in Trauma counselling and provided ongoing support and treatment for adolescence and adults that struggling with trauma, addiction, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
My practice aim is to identify my client’s needs, set therapeutic goals, focus on problem solving and addressing their psychological distress, such as physical and mental disabilities, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, family and relationship concerns, and work-related stress.
I have a keen interest in helping people develop their coping skills, set personalised goals, and use their own strengths to increase their resilience to life’s challenges, fulfill their life goals, promote their wellbeing, and live their best life.
On a personal level, I have a special care for our environment and wildlife, and I enjoy visiting national parks and taking part in conservation projects.
Shelley's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Shelley is registered as a general psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS): Trauma and Psychology Interest Group.
After completing the Master of Counselling at Monash University, she finalised her psychology internship plan at the Australian Collage of Applied Psychology with Distinction.
Shelley has received extensive training in and uses a variety of evidence-based approaches that include Trauma – Informed Care, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Motivational interviewing skills, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Psychological Pain management and Strengths-based models in her practice.
She has a strong commitment to a client-centred approach aimed at providing a service that is tailored to an individual’s unique personality and circumstances.
Shelley has worked several years at the Trauma Centre of Australia (VIC) and provided trauma counselling and interventions related to a variety of psychological distress and complex needs. The Trauma centre has a diverse client group who suffer from trauma, addictions and PTSD, such as victims of crime, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, victims of addiction behaviour (gambling, substance-use, eating disorder), grief and loss.
She also has essential experience working with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and supporting clients with both physical and mental disabilities, such as autism, ADHD, down syndrome, schizophrenia.
In the past, Shelley was a registered nurse and worked in a range of health services settings, including cardiac rehabilitation programs, rehabilitation counselling and support groups.
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