Dr Roberta Szekeres

Principal Clinical Psychologist

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Briefly about my clinical psychology practice

I aspire to be a warm, engaging and non-judgmental clinical psychologist who is passionate about improving the well-being and growth of my clients. I practice a holistic and empowering approach in therapy to help clients better cope with challenging life situations and reach their potential.

Fee*

  • $230 per 50-minute session.

  • $300 per 75-minute extended session (existing client only).

*A 20% deposit is required to book my sessions, including each change of existing booking. Please see our Change or cancellation policy. No deposit is required to book a session with our other practitioners.

Areas in which I help best

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Building a positive self-image and treating low self-esteem

  • Coping with separation and relationship difficulties

  • Parenting

  • Women’s well-being

  • Diversity issues

Therapeutic approach

  • EMDR

  • Schema Therapy

  • Clinical hypnosis

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Mindfulness based therapy and stress reduction strategies

  • Positive psychology

My goal, style and approach in session

A person who has made the decision and investment to see a practitioner indicates that they are motivated to seek improvement. I value the commitment that each client makes to see me and it is my goal to help my client resolve issues and get more out of their life.

Our journey through life continually shapes our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Interactions with friends, family, partners, colleagues, strangers, media etc have a major influence on us. One aspect of my therapy may be to navigate you through challenging relationships and interactions.

Your trust and my empathy in our session is the cornerstone of good therapy. I collaborate with my client to understand their needs and the therapeutic approach that will work best for them. While therapy is mostly centred around the mind, my holistic approach also considers the body.

Higher education

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, La Trobe University, 2010.

  • Master of Arts (Buddhist Studies), Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005.

  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology), La Trobe University, 1998.

Additional training

  • EMDR Advanced, Therapist Training, 2018.

  • Schema Therapy, Schema Therapy Training Australia, 2016.

  • Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis, Mind performance, 2015.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced workshop, ACT Mindfully, 2012.

  • Motivational Interviewing Training, SUMITT, 2008.

Client focus

  • Age:

    • Adults

  • Modality:

    • Individuals​

  • All genders, ethnicities, religions, relationship types and sexualities are welcome.

Other spoken languages

  • Hungarian

Special interests, endeavours, publications and about me

  • Women's well-being and empowerment.

  • Published part of my doctorate research: Szekeres, Roberta A., & Wertheim, Eleanor H. (2015). Evaluation of Vipassana Meditation Course Effects on Subjective Stress, Well-being, Self-kindness and Mindfulness in a Community Sample: Post-course and 6-month Outcomes (Stress and Health, 31 (5): 373–381).

  • Presented my doctorate research findings at international psychology conferences: in Melbourne, 2011 and in Paris, 2014.

Professional membership and ABN

  • Accredited Practitioner by EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

  • Endorsed in Clinical Psychology by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • ABN: 44 955 171 323

Relevant experience

  • Clinical psychologist, PsychINSPIRE, Melbourne, Vic, Sep 2019—Feb 2021.

    • Owner of, and practitioner at, private consulting practice.

    • Providing psychological assessment and therapy to engaging individuals for a range of mental health areas. Common presentations are anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues and life challenges.

  • Clinical psychologist, Seed Psychology, East Brunswick, Vic, Sep 2015—Feb 2020.​

    • Providing psychological assessment and therapy to engaging individuals for a range of mental health areas. Common presentations are anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, parenting, relationship issues and life challenges.

    • Facilitating women's well-being workshops.

  • Clinical psychologist, Wings Wellness Clinic​, Hoppers Crossing, Vic, Dec 2010—Mar 2015.

    • Providing psychological assessment and therapy to clients having a wide range of mental health issues.​​ Common problem areas are anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, borderline personality disorder, trauma, substance abuse, anger management, parenting, relationship issues, grief, low self-esteem, life challenges.

  • Academic teacher, Victoria University, Footscray, Vic, 2013—2013.

    • Tutorials for Bachelor of Psychology subjects.​

  • Group facilitator, Albert Road Clinic, Melbourne, Vic, 2009—2009.

    • Counselling/support group for clients with substance abuse issues.

  • Residential youth worker, Melbourne Specialised Support Agency, Melbourne, Vic, 1999—2007 (intermittent periods).

    • Providing emotional and practical care for youth in state care.

  • English Teacher, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2003—2005.

    • Teaching English and performing university administration.

  • Case Manager/Social Worker (HIV Teams), Lambeth Social Services/Islington Social Services, London, 2000—2001.

    • Case management for clients with HIV​​.

  • Telephone Counsellor (Volunteer), HIV/Hep C/Sexual Health Line, Melbourne, Vic, 1997—1999.

    • Counselling clients with HIV, Hep C and sexually transmitted diseases.

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