Rachel Cliffe

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

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Rachel Cliffe

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

22 Alma Road
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
(03) 7003 2238
Offers online therapy
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About

I have a special interest in the treatment of trauma, in all its forms. This includes working with PTSD, Complex PTSD, sexual abuse/assault, attachment/relationship issues including family violence/neglect/abandonment; and mood, anxiety and somatic disorders. I believe in a safe, non-judgemental approach where we work together to identify what you are wanting to change and how to go about it, in the least distressing and most effective way possible. I am particularly interested in the use of EMDR, a broad psycho-therapeutic and empirically validated treatment approach for a variety of issues, that can facilitate profound healing.
As an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and trauma therapist, I use a range of effective modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Processing, DBT, Schema Therapy, TF- CBT and Mindfulness to help meet your goals. I have a clinical background in public mental health services including for children/adolescents, as well as Sexual Assault counselling services.
Seeking support and finding the right fit with a therapist can feel like a big step. It is very important to me that you feel as comfortable as possible during this process. Please feel free to give me a call/email to ask me any questions about potential therapy.

Finances

Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Medicare rebate of $77.10 available with an up to date GP Mental Health Treatment Plan and referral.
Email me or call (03) 7003 2238 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
Foundation Degree in Creative Arts (UK), Bachelor of Social Work, Postgraduate Certificate in Developmental Psychiatry

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: The EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

Location

22 Alma Road
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182
(03) 7003 2238
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • FLASH Technique
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Schema Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Rachel Cliffe

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW