Shane Southwood

Provisional Psychologist

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Therapy with Shane

In my practice, I emphasise the connection between the mind and body, and I strive to provide a flexible and practical therapeutic approach.

As a therapist, I focus on building strong connections with clients, understanding their unique experiences, and collaborating with them to overcome social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. In order to help clients better understand difficult experiences and develop coping strategies, I incorporate their interests and strengths into the therapeutic process.

As a therapist, I create an evidence-based, developmentally appropriate treatment plan with clients using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). A few of my research interests include biological function (sleep, diet, exercise), burnout, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, behaviour problems, self-esteem and self-development, anxiety, and depression. The majority of my work is with children and adolescents, but I also enjoy working with adults across the lifespan.

Shane’s Qualifications & Experience

After completing his Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) at Monash University, Shane joined the READ clinic as an intern psychologist in April. Before that, Shane graduated from Swinburne University of Technology in 2018 with a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology).

While completing his studies, Shane worked as a disability support worker, mainly with child and adolescent NDIS participants, where he implemented a wide range of interventions for a variety of client presentations.

In addition to behavioural issues, Shane also has experience with complex mental health issues. Shane understands the importance of a trusting, open, and safe client-therapist relationship as well as the importance of consistency for achieving goals.

Client Group
0-18
THERAPEUTIC METHODS OFFERED
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
QUALIFICATIONS
FUNDING TYPES
NDIS
Private
AREAS OF INTEREST
ADD / ADHD
Adjustment Disorders
Anger Management
Anxiety
Autism (ASD)
Behaviour Management
Depression
Developmental Problems
Grief & Loss
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Attacks
Sleep Disorders
Stress Management
Study Problems
Suicidal Feelings
Tourettes
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