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 Clare O'Bree

Clare O'Bree

Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

MPsych (Clinical), MAPS

I am an experienced therapist, skilled in working relationally, creatively and with careful regard for emotional safety as we consider your story, and your unique strengths and challenges. My private practice is now in its ninth year and has been the most stimulating, creative and enlivening work context that I have experienced. It is enormously rewarding to be able to offer space for others to engage in meaningful personal exploration, and to find pathways to bring goals to fruition.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Clinical Supervision 
  • Length of individual therapy can range from a few sessions to a longer span of time, depending on what you as a client identify as your needs and goals. This is something that we can discuss and shape together.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Creativity, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Dreams, Eating Disorders, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Psychodynamic

    My approach is primarily relational, respecting the impact of early formative relationships and considering the ways patterns continue into the present. I am committed to empowering my clients to flexibly make change through greater understanding of themselves and their relationships. Therapy involves receiving opportunities to experience and practice new ways of being. Creativity runs through my therapeutic work. From my perspective, therapy is a time to freely and imaginatively explore emotions, thoughts, actions, values and personal meaning, while receiving empathy and care.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Psychology (Clinical) - 2005 - Australian Catholic University
    • Grad. Dip. in Experiential & Creative Arts Therapy - 2016 - MIECAT Institute
    • Grad. Dip. in Adolescent & Child Psychology - 1996 - University of Melbourne

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Clinical Psychology Association
    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    My personal and professional development is ever-evolving. I attend regular supervision where I reflect in depth on my clinical work and skill elaboration. Since registering as a psychologist in 2005, I have been extensively involved in ongoing therapeutic training focussed on trauma and early attachment disturbance, and the impact of these experiences on later relationships and mental health. I have also engaged substantially in experiential and creative therapy training.

    Background

    My therapeutic experience has been broad. I worked within the welfare sector providing therapy to vulnerable children and families for several years, developing understanding of family and social systems and the impact of trauma and attachment disruption. Subsequently I provided group and individual therapy within a private psychiatric setting, utilising a range of approaches to assist my clients to manage distressing symptoms as well as to develop insight regarding relational patterns and the impact of their past experiences. Across roles and contexts, I have contributed to supervision of Provisional Psychologists in their final stages of training, and I have taught trainee psychologists and counsellors within tertiary education.

    Appointments

    Monday to Friday: daytime and evening sessions

    Transport and Parking

    The clinic is a short walk from Prahran train station or from Malvern Road, Commercial Road and Chapel Street trams.
    Street parking is available.

    Fees

    Medicare and private health fund rebates are available.

    Payment Options

    HICAPS and EFTPOS



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     Clare O'Bree

    Clare O'Bree

    Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

    Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, my approach will be to collaborate with you sensitively and attentively so that we can move towards deeper understanding of what really matters to you. Through this intricate and attuned process, we can discover what you need for relief and a greater sense of ways forward.

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    • Prahran
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Psychodynamic