Adele Samra

Provisional Psychologist

  • Master of Clinical Psychology Candidate (final semester), ACU

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons-1), Macquarie University

My clinical work is centred on genuine respect for the unique needs of my clients. I use evidence-based therapies to help clients gain insight into their lives - especially the way past experiences colour their interpretation of current events.    

 

I am passionate about helping people recognise and move away from limiting patterns of behaviour to live more full and authentic lives.  

Clinical approach

  • CBT, Schema, ACT, DBT, CFT and Mindfulness.

  • Works primarily with adults and adolescents.

  • Therapy is focused on understanding the factors maintaining current problems in the client’s life.

  • Creates a warm and supportive environment.

Experience

  • Experience working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient groups, university clinics, applied behaviour clinics, telephone counselling, youth services and clinical interviews.

  • Experience working with anxiety, mood issues, personality disorders, relational/interpersonal difficulties, family difficulties, perfectionism, grief, low self-esteem, procrastination, body dissatisfaction and trauma.

  • Published journal article on the effects of social media addiction on depression and low self-esteem.

  • Currently writing a Master’s dissertation on the effect of social media addiction on body dissatisfaction and psychological distress in pregnant women.   

Issues

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, and worry

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Self-harm

  • Unhelpful and catastrophic thinking

  • Trauma and processing difficult experiences

  • Personality disorders

  • Relationship and sexual difficulties

  • Gender and sexuality issues

  • Friendship, social issues, and bullying

  • Work and academic difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, time-management

  • Postnatal anxiety and depression  

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