Kelly is a Clinical Psychologist with experience across a range of treatment settings including Forensic (community and custodial),
Occupational (EAP, vocational rehabilitation), Education (schools), Mental Health, and Private Practice.
She is experienced in working with a broad range of Mood and Anxiety disorders, Addictions, Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders. Kelly has previous experience in providing group therapy in custodial settings in the areas of violent behaviours and substance misuse. She also has sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, having grown up and worked for the Criminal Justice System in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She also has a strong background in working with complex and simple trauma.
In working with adults, Kelly draws on a range of treatment approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Schema Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). In working with children, families and couples, she has a strong focus on emotions, attachment and child development as well as the family system to improve relationships and coping. Kelly also has a specific background in working with complex trauma and is trained in both child and adult Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocols.
Kelly is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) with endorsement to practice in the area of Clinical Psychology. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and is a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists (FCCLP). Kelly also holds membership with the Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Association of Australia (EMDRAA).
As a Clinical Psychologist, Kelly has completed 8 years of full-time mental health education, training, and supervised practice to address complex mental health issues requiring psychological treatment.
Kelly uses evidence-based interventions to assess and manage a range of psychological issues and diagnosed clinical disorders affecting children, adolescents, adults, parents and families. The Clinical Psychology qualification is considered to be a very high standard of mental health qualification in Australia.
Being a bespoke service, clients will receive individualised psychological treatment along with high levels of confidentiality and ethical standards. Some general approaches include psychoeducation, behavioural skills coaching, changing unhelpful thinking patterns and improving self-awareness. Clients may be asked to complete psychological questionnaires and/or undertake tasks between treatment sessions.
Examples of specific areas Clinical Psychology services provided:
• Anxiety – panic, phobias, fears, feelings of uncertainty, irritability, nervous habits, shyness
• Depression – feelings of sadness, uncontrolled crying, sleeping problems, lack of motivation
• Stress – worry, feeling of being out of control, uncontrolled thoughts, feelings of guilt
• Addictions – drug use, alcohol, smoking
• Coping with grief and loss
• Supporting children and adolescents to regulate emotion and behaviour
• Parenting teenagers
• Managing anger and emotions – mood swings, aggressive behaviour, unpredictability
• Family Therapy
• Couple Therapy
• Trauma and abuse
• Personality Disorders
• Psychotic Disorders
• Academic performance and learning difficulties