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Health Psychologist Registrar, General Psychologist
Hi, I’m Hayley. I am a registered Psychologist, with a Master’s degree in Health Psychology. I am passionate about mental health and the interconnected relationship between our physical health and psychological well-being. I am a respectful, warm and caring person. I believe the most rewarding aspect of being a psychologist is having the opportunity to hear and understand people’s stories and background.
I have experience in variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, correctional centres and occupational rehabilitation. I have worked as a psychologist in the following areas: chronic pain, adjustment to illness counselling, anxiety and depression. I receive senior supervision by a clinical and health psychologist to obtain a speciality in health psychology.
Areas of Practice
Individuals needing to make important lifestyle changes for their health
As a psychologist with a background in health psychology, I apply the principles of behaviour change, changing habits and developing motivation to help you change unhelpful health habits. This may include making changes to your diet, participating in enjoyable movement/exercise, cutting back on your drinking and much more.
Eating and weight concerns
I have a special interest in weight loss management. I believe psychology plays an important part in changing your eating, movement and weight. I also have a growing interest in overeating and bingeing, emotional eating and body image concerns.
Adjustment to significant health issues (such as cancer, chronic pain, physical injuries)
Coping with a chronic health issue can be a major life stress. I believe understanding and addressing the physical, emotional and behavioural factors can help you cope and live a more satisfying, fullfilling life beyond illness and injury.
Therapeutic approaches I use
I have received training in a variety of therapies. The therapy approaches I use include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also have a growing interest in emotional freedom techniques (otherwise known as tapping therapy) and non-dieting approaches (such as intuitive eating principles and incorporating a health at every size approach).