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Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) Associate MAPS
Venessa is a nationally registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is an associate member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS). Venessa works at our clinic offering individual therapy services for children and adolescents as well as providing parent coaching and support.
Venessa is a passionate psychologist with over ten years’ experience working with children and their families. Venessa has extensive experience in providing a range of interventions for children. Through her professional practice she is proficient at several evidence-based interventions including cognitive behaviour therapy, behaviour therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and play therapy.
Venessa is committed to providing a quality service and has a warm and empathetic approach to support. She aims to outline strategies that guide children and families in enhancing positive aspects of their life as well as assisting them in the management of challenging presentations. Venessa has experience in working with children and adolescents in the areas of anxiety management, grief and adjustment, changing relationships, emotion regulation, impulse control, social skills training, stress management, problem solving and coping strategies. Venessa can also provide support in the development of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and the development of healthy lifestyle habits.
Venessa has worked as a school counsellor for ten years in both primary and secondary schools. Venessa is proficient at conducting assessments, classroom and playground observations, formulating intervention plans, as well as collaborating with school staff, well-being teams, doctors and other allied health professionals. Venessa also has significant experience in supporting the management of challenging behaviours through school advocacy and consultation. Venessa believes in a holistic and collaborative approach to support and is proficient in helping parents and school staff through consultation and psycho-education.
Venessa also previously worked at Learning Links where she gained skills in conducting psychometric and academic assessments and writing psychometric reports. In addition to this, she gained valuable skills in the provision of psychological intervention. She also, in this role, facilitated group programs and conducted individual and family therapy. Venessa gained experience in delivering interventions for a range of diagnosis including but not limited to anxiety, challenging behaviours, autism, attention deficit disorder, depression and other psychological presentations (e.g anger, defiance, selective mutism).
Venessa has completed specific training and workshops in the areas of school refusal, trauma, art and play therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, body self-esteem, internet and gaming addiction and emotion and behavioural regulation.
Venessa works part-time at our main office offering both Face to Face and online services via video conferencing.
ACPC team has over a decade of experience delivering quality and affordable assessments and evidence-based interventions for children and young people.
ACPC consists of a team of qualified private practitioners who have experience in providing services using a range of online and technology platforms catered to clients' individual needs and interests
ACPC practitioners deliver online quality therapy and evidence based interventions that meet clients needs and circumstances and are available in a flexible time frame outside of traditional hours.
ACPC ensures that personal information gathered during provision of psychological services remains confidential and uses Online Software with secure end-to-end encryption whereby sessions are never recorded.
ACPC consists of highly trained and highly qualified private practitioners who work in a professional manner with individuals, their families, educators and other professionals
ACPC is a a reliable and established psychology service which ensures that individuals and their families receive the best attention and care throughout service delivery
Our goal is to ensure your advocacy needs are met through the process of continuous engagement and genuine understanding of your needs