Ground Level / 737 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Overview

Shona has been working as a registered psychologist since 1994 and has been a Member of the Australian Psychological Society since 1997. She has been working in private practice for over 15 years and has been specialising in telehealth since 2016.

Growing up in a transient household with a father in mining, she has an appreciation of the issues involved for families with this lifestyle, both for the worker and their family. In her private practice, Shona has provided services to many FIFO workers and their families; this has particularly been focused on couple’s therapy due to the relationship stresses that often arise due to the complexities the couples face in this sector of the community.

Having lived in a small rural centre, Shona understands the lack of services these locations have. Although Shona has long since moved into a larger regional centre and recently to Sydney, she endeavours to continuously offer high-quality support to the rural and remote regions of Australia. She has a special interest in supporting people living in rural and remote areas. In addition to her psychology qualifications, Shona has a post graduate diploma in Agriculture and lived on a cattle and cropping farm for many years. Shona has experienced drought and flood first-hand and understands the personal and psychological impact of these natural events.

The main therapeutic modalities used by Shona are EMDR and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). However, rather than adhering to a methodology, Shona tries to get a sense of what will suit each client to best assist them in achieving their desired outcomes.

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Relationship/couples
  • Family
  • Grief
  • Teenage
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Quit smoking
  • Insomnia/inability to sleep
  • Poor concentration
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Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • 1996 - Graduate Diploma of Counselling (GradDip Counselling) from Charles Sturt University
  • 1990 - Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) (GradDip(Psych)) from University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor Arts (Psychology) (B.A. (Psych)) from University of Tasmania

Languages spoken

  • English

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