Often, it’s when we are faced with huge change or a painful experience that we think about seeing a psychologist for getting help.
As a clinical psychologist, Rachelle works predominantly with adults who are wanting to understand themselves more deeply. People decide to work with Rachelle because, as a clinical psychologist, she is trained to help clients better understand their symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, obsessions or chronic stress. Rachelle listens to clients as they prioritise the changes they wish to make in their lives and offers input that is based on decades of research.
Rachelle has spent much of her career working with women who are pregnant and those who are transitioning to life as a parent. Including helping people:
- adjust to being new parents
- treating antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety disorders
- treating anxiety about birth and treating post-trauma stress disorder following birth
- counselling following pregnancy losses and monitoring of emotional well being in subsequent pregnancies
- helping parents build a secure relationship with their child
- counselling with couples about the impact of entry to parenthood.
Rachelle recognises that individuals tend to work best with a unique approach tailored to them. Rachelle’s therapy draws from many psychological theories and perspectives, including attachment theory, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, self-compassion and mindfulness approaches.
Rachelle receives regular supervision and input from senior clinical psychologists and participates in regular supervision meetings with her peers. Personally, Rachelle is enjoys painting and drawing, ocean swimming, yoga, hiking and gardening.
Education and experience
Dr Rachelle Jones is a full registered and endorsed Clinical Psychologist who completed a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at Griffith University, Queensland, and a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Queensland.
She is a proud member of the Australian Psychological Society and its Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group. Rachelle is an accredited facilitator of the Circle of Security Ò Parenting group program, which is a group focussed on helping parents reflect on their strengths and struggles in a non-judgemental way.
She has presented her research at many conferences and is a published author in the area of hospital design and parenting.