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Rosie Whitehead MAPS

Clinical Psychologist

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“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. 

Qualifications

Master of Psychology (Clinical) 

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 

Memberships and affiliations

Member - Australian Psychological Society (APS) 

Problems I can help you with
  • Depression, anxiety

  • 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?
  • Regular attendance

  • 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

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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

The Glow Centre Kenmore ROSIE WHITEHEAD
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