Psychologist & Family Therapist
Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Rebecca is passionate about supporting people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Rebecca has extensive experience providing assessment and intervention to children and adults with mental health issues, including complex eating behaviours. She has over 10 years experience working in the private and non-government sector across the mental health and disability sectors. Rebecca is experienced in treating a variety of mental health issues that can present alongside eating and body image issues, such as depression, anxiety and trauma. Rebecca is also passionate about supporting people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability. She has extensive experience working with people with Autism and other comorbid conditions, both in providing behaviour support and individual therapy. Rebecca also enjoys supporting carers and siblings.
Rebecca’s interest in eating disorders started when she completed a thesis on the relationship between stress and eating behaviour during her Honours year at University. She enjoys working with clients to value and understand the relationship between their physical and mental health and to develop a healthy sense of self.
In addition to working with individuals, Rebecca is trained in Maudsley Family Based Therapy and supports families with a child or adolescent experiencing an eating disorder. Rebecca likes to work with clients so that changes are generalized outside of the therapy setting and into real life. Her therapeutic approach is based on the individual needs of the client, and uses evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational work and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Rebecca is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rebecca incorporates solution-focused therapy and is future-focused and goal-directed in her approach.
Rebecca offers rebates under Medicare and can provide therapy through Zoom, for regional clients. Rebecca is available for appointments at BodyMatters on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
You can read more about Bec here.