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Carla Ross

Clinical Psychologist

Master of Clinical Psychology, Macquarie Uni
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons-1), Macquarie Uni

I draw on several therapeutic models to address the individual needs of each client and situation. My approach is strengths-based with the aim of helping clients to make decisions and learn new coping mechanisms from a position of greater self-awareness and skill. This can include an understanding of the influence of their family of origin and early childhood experiences.

I find it very rewarding helping clients improve their lives by limiting the negative impact of emotions and behaviour that have prevented them from attaining their life goals and rewarding relationships.

Clinical approach

  • CBT, Schema, ACT, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused

  • Works primarily with adults and older adults.

  • A balance between practical strategies and working on deeper underlying issues

  • Warm and compassionate coaching style

  • Helping people to make self-directed changes with a focus on one’s strengths and resources


  • Experience in delivering individualised and group treatment in private practice, youth and adult inpatient and outpatient hospitals, and university clinics.

  • Considerable experience working with a variety of disorders (e.g. anxiety, panic, stress, worry, mood, relationship difficulties, perfectionism, social difficulties, family difficulties, work and academic difficulties, and self-esteem issues). 

  • Has worked for Alzheimer’s Australia providing support to people with a diagnosis of dementia and carers/family.

  • Honours and Masters dissertations both investigated the treatment of anxiety in adults and children.


  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, and worry

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Friendship and social issues

  • Family, parenting, and attachment issues

  • Self-esteem and confidence issues

  • Body image problems

  • Work and study difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, time-management

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • Postnatal anxiety and depression

  • Chronic illness

  • Grief and loss

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