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Shelley Ranger

Counselling Psychologist 

BA (Eng & Psych), PGCE, BPsych, BA (Psych Hons), MPsych(Counselling),  AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor

I hold a Masters of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) which involved six years of training at university. Since being registered as a psychologist, I have worked with clients of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds. I have worked in various different services and settings. 

My approach to counselling is person-centred and respectful. It is important that clients feel accepted and heard, and through working in a non-judgmental way this allows my clients to fully engage in the therapeutic process. The relationship between the client and the therapist is an important vehicle for healing and change to take place. 

I work with adolescents, adults and couples. I have special interest in working with couples experiencing relationship difficulties, helping people who have experienced trauma, women's issues and young adults. I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, work stress, migration and assimilation issues, grief and loss, body image issues, self-esteem and trauma (including complex trauma). I also hold a special interest in working with carers of people who are terminally ill. 

I draw my techniques from evidence-based modalities and tailor therapy to meet the individual needs of my clients. Because each person's experiences and challenges are different, I use a flexible and integrative approach and draw from a number of psychological approaches including:

Interpersonal Therapy

EMDR (Advanced training completed)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Schema Therapy

Attachment theory

EFT Tapping (Level 1 and 2) 

Somatic Mindfulness

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Registered Board Approved Supervisor 

Before training to become a Psychologist, I worked in various education and training settings. 

I am registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and a member of the Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP).