Rachael is a clinical psychologist with 17 years’ experience in the field. She has worked with a wide range of individuals from different backgrounds at varying stages of life who are dealing with challenging circumstances. Rachael started her career as a sessional couples therapist at Relationships Australia in Perth before moving to Sydney and working in a community drug and alcohol treatment service with groups and individuals dealing with addiction issues. During that time she also worked in a Women’s Drug Rehabilitation Centre and at Unifam, Parramatta, with families and young people post separation.
Rachael’s areas of interest relate to working with the effects of trauma, a range of mental health issues, as well as engaging with couples, supporting families and individuals dealing with the impacts of brain injury to find effective ways to live full and meaningful lives. She recognises the importance of using various approaches to assist clients to take risks, build greater understanding of themselves and develop ways to make changes that are sustainable over time.
Rachael is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, AHPRA with endorsement to work in the clinical area. She is a member of the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (AACBT) and maintains a strong focus on continuing professional development activities.