Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Irene Vermooten BA, MA, BA (Hons)

Irene is a clinical psychologist with 15 years’ experience in private practice. 

Fully registered with AHPRA and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Irene has successfully treated a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.    

One of her areas of specialisation is working with children and the use of Play therapy combined with a Parenting Program in order to improve the quality of relationships at home and restore general happiness in the family unit.

Irene believes in providing high quality, evidence-based, psychological services and in the importance of working in close collaboration with referring providers and other parties involved in a client’s care.

Irene is registered with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and WorkCover Qld with extensive experience in treating WorkCover clients in assisting them in re-joining the workforce after sustaining psychological injury.

Irene is passionate about helping individuals experience meaningful and fulfilling lives through identifying the obstacles, trauma, pain, and problems which holds them back and then guiding them skilfully to improved mental health.

This is achieved by building new skills that are used to manage unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings, as well as working on identifying, connecting with, and acting in accordance with one’s values.

THERAPIES USED:

  • CBT - (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 
  • ACT -(Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Play therapy for children
  • DBT – (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
  • Hypnosis
  • Emotion focussed therapy
  • Couples Counselling
  • Life Skills coaching including assertiveness, conflict management, social skills, stress management; 
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation strategies

Patients: 

Children, adolescents, adults & couples

ISSUES: 

  • Children with behavioural, emotional and psychological problems
  • Autism and ADHD/ADD
  • Psychological assessments including intellectual, personality, psychopathology, compensation claims
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders including social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, general stress, and worry
  • Pain management
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Trauma of all types, Grief and Loss and PTSD
  • Perinatal support for mums
  • OCD
  • Relationship counselling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personal growth including assertiveness, self-esteem, social skills
  • Sexuality and gender identity issues
  • Workplace issues
  • WorkCover and other Compensation claims

If you feel you or your family need the extra help?  Speak to your Doctor and ask him to review your mental health. 

There is nothing embarrassing or shameful in seeking the help you need.  Looking after the mind is just as important as looking after the body.