“I recognise that all people struggle to cope at some point in their lives. I’m dedicated to providing warm, empathic and supportive therapy that helps people to draw on their strengths, find solutions to their problems and live meaningful and fulfilling lives. I believe it takes courage to seek support, and I feel honoured to be able to share in a person’s journey as they work towards positive changes.”
Jacqui is a compassionate, non-judgemental and caring psychologist committed to providing client-centred care within a safe environment. Jacqui’s work with adults, adolescents, children and families has given her insight into the range of difficulties that can affect people in their daily lives, at home, work and school. Using therapeutic approaches supported by high quality evidence, she works collaboratively with clients to enhance their strengths and help support them to achieve their goals. She is passionate about early intervention and improving the quality of family relationships to create positive change in behaviour, mood and overall wellbeing.
Jacqui has completed the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at the University of New England
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney
- Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney
She is currently completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney.
Jacqui was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholar Award from the University of New England, and both the Luminaries Postgraduate Scholarship and Doctoral Scholarship from the University of Technology Sydney in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement throughout her studies.
Jacqui is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0001965880).
EXPERIENCE & INTERESTS
Jacqui has worked with a diverse range of people from different cultures and backgrounds, experiencing or impacted by various mental health problems. She has experience in outpatient hospital, community and clinical research settings. In these roles, she has treated adults, adolescents and children with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship problems, body image concerns, addictive behaviours, emotion regulation problems, adjustment difficulties, child behavioural problems and attachment and parenting concerns.
Jacqui is particularly passionate about perinatal mental health and parenting. As a parent, she appreciates both the joys and challenges of raising healthy and secure children. She is dedicated to collaborating with parents to build their confidence and manage their own emotions as well as equipping them with the skills they need to manage challenging behaviour, meet their children’s needs and develop strong and enduring bonds with their children.
Jacqui is committed to providing evidence-based approaches and tailors treatments shown by current research to be most effective with individual’s needs and goals, regularly evaluating the effectiveness of therapy with her clients.
She is trained and experienced in a range of treatment approaches including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
As a scientist-practitioner, Jacqui is committed to ongoing professional development and research to ensure she provides effective therapy based on sound clinical research.
Her current PhD research is focused on developing and evaluating a family-based intervention to improve parent-child relationships and associated outcomes for children in out of home care, who have experienced complex trauma and maltreatment, an area Jacqui is especially passionate about.
WORKING WITH JACQUI
If you would like to book an appointment with Jacqui or would like to discuss further how Jacqui could assist you with achieving your therapy goals please contact reception on 02 8814 5703 or firstname.lastname@example.org