BSc Psychology (Hons)
Works with adults (18+)
Bernadette is now in her 20th year as a practicing registered psychologist and has worked with a diverse range of adults between 18 and 94 years of age, presenting with an array of backgrounds and therapeutic needs throughout Western Australia, Melbourne and Canberra.
Having worked not only in private practice, but also for government, nongovernment and not for profit agencies, Bernadette has accumulated a solid foundation of experiential knowledge and wisdom.
Whilst Bernadette is broadly read and experienced in a range of evidence-based approaches, she draws primarily on the pragmatic and compassionate approach of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
Bernadette is also a Trauma Counsellor and has considerable experience working with Veterans and their families, as well as the general community presenting with past and present trauma experiences. Whilst Bernadette does not offer couples counselling or family counselling, she is able to offer relationship counselling and parenting strategies.
Bernadette is adept at helping clients with issues such as anxiety with or without panic attacks, depression, life transitions, adjustment, existential crises, workplace stress, bullying, generalized stress, social anxiety, shyness, relationship breakdowns, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, conflict resolution, communication strategies, healthy anxiety, intra-familial distress, managing difficult people and more.
Bernadette, born to British parents in Germany, where she lived most of her childhood and adolescence, is conversant in German and has a familiarity with European culture; however, she is not conversant enough to conduct a session purely in the German language.
Bernadette is available for telehealth consultations only.
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Bernadette.