Rebecca is a warm and compassionate Psychologist who aims to foster a space in which clients can feel safe, heard, and understood.
Rebecca works from a trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based perspective, supporting clients to take the lead in exploring their concerns and moving toward their therapy goals.
Rebecca works with adults (16 years +) seeking support for stress and anxiety, life transitions, adjustment to illness, chronic pain, grief and bereavement, depression, trauma, burnout, and concerns related to emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Rebecca also has specific training and experience in the treatment of eating disorders and body image concerns from a Non-Diet, Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective, and is passionate about supporting individuals who struggle with self-criticism to cultivate a kinder, more compassionate relationship with themselves.
Rebecca draws from several evidence-based frameworks including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E)
- Maudsley Family-Based Therapy for Anorexia (FBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Rebecca also draws upon her training and experience as a qualified facilitator of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Professor Kristen Neff and Dr Chris Germer from the UCSD Centre for Mindfulness.
In addition to her work as a Psychologist, Rebecca is also an experienced Yoga Teacher with specialised training in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). This style of yoga is an evidence-based movement practice designed specifically for people who have experienced trauma, developed by the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute (MA, USA).
Rebecca believes the heart of holding space for others lies in embodied practice – walking the talk of self-care, self-enquiry, and self-compassion. As such, Rebecca enjoys nourishing her own well-being outside of work through being in nature, hiking, reading, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with her menagerie of adopted animals, her family, and her friends.