GDipPsych PGDipPsych MPsych (Clin) MACPA
Not currently accepting new clients.
Background & Experience
Carolyn commenced a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2005 and remained at the University of Melbourne until she completed her training in clinical psychology. She is registered as a clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a fully endorsed member of The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).
Carolyn has worked across inpatient and outpatient settings at public and private hospitals with adults and children. These areas of work have included working with persons with psychotic illnesses, mood (including depression) and anxiety difficulties, obsessive-compulsive (OCD), phobias, personality-based concerns, trauma/ PTSD, and physical health concerns, including end of life counselling.
Alongside her work in private practice, Carolyn provides treatment at the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service with Austin Health for first-responders and military personnel.
Therapeutic Approach / Area of Expertise
Psychotherapy is a form of ‘talking’ treatment that focuses on the thinking and emotional aspects of a person. It can involve learning about the psychological vulnerabilities that may be relevant to any difficulties and concerns someone is experiencing.
Carolyn is passionate about using psychotherapy to support her clients’ development. She will think with you about ways to manage present difficulties and concerns, whilst over time working towards an emotional understanding of how and why the difficulties may have arisen. By undertaking a process of developing one’s understanding of oneself, it may become increasingly possible to be able to make the changes you wish for yourself, your relationships and your life.
Carolyn works with clients aged from 16 years and onwards. She applies contemporary evidence-based treatments based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), attachment-theory, and psychodynamic models. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
For those with a psychotic illness or caring for a loved one with psychosis, she approaches the work with an initial phase of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) before using a psychodynamic approach, which aims to facilitate a deep understanding about how someone’s unique experience came to have a particular expression.
Should you have any questions about the sorts of problems Carolyn does and does not work with, please call to speak with reception or email her at
Please note, Carolyn does not offer couples therapy or report-writing services for forensic or medicolegal purposes.
Appointment Costs & Rebates
Appointments with Carolyn can be booked through our online booking system.
If you have a Medicare card and a referral from a GP or psychiatrist, you may be able to receive a Medicare rebate of $126.50, for up to 10 appointments per calendar year. Please speak to your GP about your eligibility for this rebate. If you have a private health insurance with extras, you may be able to receive a rebate via your private health insurance (you do not require a GP referral to obtain private health rebates).