Rosie Whitehead MAPS
“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance.”
Scott Barry Kaufman
Days of consultation
Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
New client status
Rosie may have capacity for a small amount of new clients, please check with our Client Relations Team.
Daytime appointments (early-mid afternoon) only.
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Memberships and affiliations
Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Problems I can help you with
Emotional dysregulation and high levels of distress
Relationship/interpersonal difficulties - such as difficulties with expressing or communicating emotions and needs, difficulty with conflict resolution, difficulties with maintaining healthy boundaries etc
Coping mechanisms and behaviours that are hard to change or resist, but have negative short and long term consequences, such as avoidance, reassurance seeking, people pleasing, anger, emotional suppression, self-soothing behaviours
Perfectionism/high standards and related coping mechanisms
How deep my understanding of these issues is
I've been a psychologist for 6 years, including my masters training program, and during this time I have made a conscious effort in undergoing training related to these issues, and gaining experience working specifically with these kinds of issues.
I regularly access supervision from more senior psychologists with experience in these issues to further and deepen my understanding
I keep up-to-date with developments in evidence-based treatment for these kinds of issues, and continue to pursue professional development and further training in these treatments.
How I can help you
I will provide treatment for your issues using a CBT, DBT or Schema Therapy approach.
I will focus on gaining a thorough understanding of not just the current problem, but also the origins of how this problem developed and what keeps it going.
I have a strong focus on using a compassionate and empathetic approach, always striving to understand the function of any problem, whilst also looking for alternative perspectives and more effective behaviours that can help you lead a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
What does your involvement look like?
Active participation in between-session reflection and exercises, to reinforce content covered in session
Willingness and openness to reflect on the origins of your problems, and consider alternative ways of viewing and managing problems going forward
Long term (20+ sessions), if possible, to have the most significant impact
About me as a person
I am approachable, caring, conscientious and hard working
I am a good listener
I pride myself on being reliable
I love my puppy, and spending as much time as possible taking her for walks or to the beach
I also value spending time with my husband and friends, and working on various home improvement projects around my house