B Psych (Hons)
D Psych (Clinical)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
Certified EFT Couples Therapist
Clare has been working as a psychologist since 1999 and is skilled in treating a wide range of adult, and adolescent psychopathology. She has worked successfully with clients suffering from depressive and anxiety-related difficulties as well as more specific problems relating to trauma, abuse, relationship issues, specific phobias and obsessive issues. Clare has worked in both public and private inpatient psychiatric settings as well as her own private practice, within universities and a large private school. Clare has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland and supervised provisional psychologists in the Griffith University, UQ, QUT and USQ postgraduate clinical psychology programs. Throughout her career, she has been active in the training of psychiatry registrars and postgraduate clinical psychology students as well as providing supervision for fully registered psychologists.
As well as assisting people to break free of their struggle with anxiety and depression related issues, Clare has some areas of special interest that have lead her to obtain specialist training and expertise. Clare specialises in couples and sex therapy, working with adolescents, and assisting victims of complex trauma (such as those with a history of child abuse, violence, neglect in their family of origin).
Clare is a Clinical Psychologist with doctorate level qualifications. Clare is an endorsed Specialist Clinical Psychologist and an accredited supervisor who oversees the work of junior psychologists. She is registered with Medicare Australia meaning that clients can receive a Medicare rebate for her sessions if they have a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or a referral from a Psychiatrist.
Clare was the second therapist in Australia to become a fully certified Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapist with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Ottawa, Canada. This is a rigorous training and assessment program that certifies that a therapist is proficient in the use of this effective form of therapy.
Clare is passionate about families and has focused on couples and family therapy within an attachment framework throughout her career. She uses Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families and finds that her clients respond well to this sensitive and respectful model of therapy.
Clare particularly enjoys using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with her individual clients. She finds that people flourish with this gentle, non-judgemental approach. ACT focuses on helping people to gain self-understanding, self- acceptance and to move towards what matters to them despite whatever obstacles might present themselves.