What is
Psychology

Psychology is devoted to understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn.

Psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. Psychological research allows us to  nderstand human emotion, personality, intelligence, memory, perception, cognition, attention, and motivation, as well as the biological processes that drive these functions and behaviours.

Psychology studies individuals and groups to better understand how people, communities and societies function and assist in developing ways to help them thrive.

The goal of psychology is not just to study human thinking and behaviour, but to help people, communities, and society to solve day-to-day problems and improve their quality of life.

Meet Claudine

Claudine is a warm, confident and skilled professional with more than 20 years’ experience in specialist clinic, private practice, corporate, government, and not-for-profit workplaces. With a longstanding interest in the bidirectional relationship between physical and mental health, Claudine utilises an integrative approach to support clients who experience:

  • disordered eating or body image, including those with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and avoidant or restrictive eating
    functional gut disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhoea or constipation
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • role transitions
  • grief and loss
  • perinatal issues

A passionate advocate for her clients, Claudine is dedicated to facilitating positive psychological and emotional changes utilising person-centered, collaborative and strengths-based approaches.

Claudine assists her clients to healthier functioning through building a strong therapeutic alliance, accurate assessment and empirically-supported treatment modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, psychoeducation and mindfulness-based approaches.

Claudine sees adolescents (age 12+) and adults at Balanced Healthcare.

Qualifications, memberships & affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Communications, Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Psychology), First Class
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Registered Psychologist with AHPRA
  • Member Australian Association of Psychologists Inc.

The team at Balanced Healthcare are dedicated to empowering you and your family to achieve your true health potential.

 

Our goal is to inspire you to make positive lifestyle choices and to enhance your health and vitality.