Despite being a more recently registered Psychologist, Keara has four years of therapeutic experience with both youth and adults at a government agency and works with a range of therapies with people aged 10 and above.
Please find below a note from Keara
“Life is certainly good at throwing curve balls and these can make it hard to be your most healthy and able self. This is what therapy with me is for. Therapy may seem daunting, however, I describe myself as friendly, approachable, relaxed and empathic. I create a supportive and safe space for you to identify, explore and process the difficulties that are impacting your life. I enjoy building trusting and honest relationships which help you to feel more confident and capable to deal with whatever life throws at you next.
I can work with you at your own pace while we work on the goals you identify in our first few appointments. I can help you build insight into the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are barriers to you experiencing positive mental health. We can work on exploring the origins of these difficulties and work to reduce the impact, whether it is a previous traumatic experience, conflict in relationships or stress with daily life.
I have worked with youth and adults for the last four years, where I have focused on developing clients emotional intelligence and awareness to cope better with the difficulties they are experiencing now and in the future. Additionally, therapy has included providing strategies and skills to manage difficult situations.
I have my own lived experience with mental health difficulties and therapy, and this has given me a greater level of empathy, understanding and passion to support people.
It is important to me that you make the most of your experience in therapy and achieve the mental health goals you desire.
I can work using cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy and skills of dialectic behaviour therapy.
I enjoy working with clients aged 10 and above.” – Keara Wood Psychologist
Keara’s areas of interest and passion are:
- Personality disorder
- Grief and loss
- Emotional dysregulation
- Children and teens (aged 10 and above)
- Bullying and school refusal
- Self- esteem
- Suicidal ideation and self- harm
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