Clinical Psychology Registrar
M.Clin.Psych, B.Psych(Hons), B.Psych.
Peta is a Clinical Psychology Registrar committed to working with children and
families in a compassionate, engaging, and effective manner. She provides
therapeutic support and intervention that acknowledges the unique needs of the young person while drawing on the evidence base for various efficacious therapeutic approaches.
Peta received her clinical training at University of Technology Sydney, and at Cairnmillar Institute and Deakin University in Melbourne. The areas in which she has conducted her research to date includes self-compassion and health-related stigma. She has experience in the private and community mental health sectors as well as in NSW Health. She has employed a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches. She is committed to a client-centred approach, to continual development of her therapeutic skills and training, and to keeping abreast with the latest psychological research.
Peta has worked with children and teenagers to address clinical presentations – such as depression, anxiety, phobias, and trauma – as well as changes to the family dynamic, emotion dysregulation, and school difficulties. She has experience working solely with parents on preventative intervention for social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties of young children (under 6 years old) – a form of Parent Management Training drawing on attachment theory and learning principles. Peta aims to provide a warm, inclusive, and non-judgmental environment where young people and families may all feel heard while they work towards meaningful therapeutic goals and change.