Therapy with Carolyn
I am caring, empathetic, and non-judgemental, and I provide a welcoming, comfortable and respectful environment where you will feel safe to explore and discuss your current issues and concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to establish your counselling goals and to work towards a positive outcome for you.
I am passionate about life balance and self-care, and I offer a holistic approach to my sessions. I explore lifestyle factors such as sleep, exercise and diet and embrace a developmental approach to my sessions as I believe that what you have experienced throughout your lifespan will have relevance on how you are managing and responding to issues and concerns today. My aim is to help you self-explore your current circumstances and to provide you with skills and strategies that will empower you to feel like you have a different approach and understanding on how to function in a better way.
I offer an eclectic approach to my sessions and tailor them to your individual needs. I use evidence-based therapies that will guide you in your experience and provide the skills and strategies needed for change. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy, Schema Therapy (ST), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR, Trauma Focussed Therapy, and Christian Counselling.
I am a Christian psychologist and I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Individual and Family Therapy, Christian at AIFC. I do see and embrace clients from all backgrounds and religions, and I offer a non-judgemental approach to beliefs and values.
Carolyn’s Qualifications & Experience
Carolyn is a registered Psychologist who has 16+ years’ experience working as a counsellor and then a psychologist. Carolyn completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Education at Massey University, NZ, in 2006. Carolyn went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) in 2011, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Social Health at Macquarie University in 2014. Carolyn has also completed an Advanced Diploma in Individual and Family Therapy, Christian, at Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC) in 2009, and a Certificate in Fitness Management at Otago University, NZ, in 1995. Carolyn has also completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) advanced training and is a full Member of EMDRAA.
Carolyn has gained her experience working in community counselling centres, vocational rehabilitation services, schools, and running her own private practice that she commenced in 2015. Carolyn’s academic performance has been recognised, as she was honoured with the Deans Award for Academic Excellence in 2010 from Charles Sturt University. This award is a testament to Carolyn’s commitment and dedication to providing high quality of care to her clients.
Additionally, Carolyn has previously worked as a Gym/Aerobics instructor and Gym manager, and as a Domestic and International Flight Attendant and understands the challenges of juggling life when studying for a new career whilst also raising a family and moving countries and feels that this experience has enriched her role as a psychologist.
Registered practitioners at The READ Clinic are independent practitioners who engage The READ Clinic to provide administrative support. All decisions regarding client treatment and care are the responsibility of the individual practitioners.
Carolyn will be available at READ Clinic Erina from early March 2024.