Belinda Seymour-Wright
Psychologist

BA (Psych), BA Hons (Applied Psych), MEd Psych (Educational Psychology)

I have worked as registered Psychologist over 20 years.  I find great joy working with adults, couples, teens and children, even when the issues are challenging.  My goal is to make a space to understand together where you are at, and match your individual situation and needs with tools research has shown to work.  Relationships are key to our happiness and so also central to the work.

As a registered supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia I enjoy supporting other practitioners.

I help adults with stress and burnout, anxiety conditions, depression, trauma, difficult relationships and enhancing personal growth.  I particularly enjoy supporting people in their role as parents.

I enjoy working with couples on both parenting and general relationship issues.  In my couple work I draw heavily on the work of the Gottman Institute.  The transition to parenthood can be particularly stressful, and I enjoy supporting individuals and couples with this.

My endorsement is in Educational and Developmental Psychology and have enjoyed working with children and teens throughout my career.  Often the most effective ways I can assist children, is through working with and through their parents or caregivers. Areas of work include helping young people and children learn to manage difficult emotions and behaviour; challenging behaviour in toddlers, pre-schoolers, children and adolescents, ADHD, behavioural problems, depression and anxiety.

My initial experience was in South Africa, in employee assistance programs, community settings, a large NGO and private practice.  In New Zealand I oversaw the implementation of a range of evidence-based approaches for children and teens with challenging behaviour and high levels of trauma. Since moving to Melbourne in 2018 I have been in general practice working with a wide range of ages and presentations.

Approaches include: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based approaches, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), as well as social learning theory-based approaches to parenting (e.g. Triple P and The Incredible Years)

 

Languages: Ek is redelike vlot in Afrikaans as u meer op u gemak is in u eie taal.