Rose is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, AHPRA and member of the Australia Psychological Society, living and working on the Gold Coast.

Rose works with a range of ages and difficulties and prefers to work individually with adult and adolescent clients, whilst recognising that many difficulties benefit from a systemic approach within the family unit. Rose’s interests are working with attachment difficulties which can masquerade as a multitude of disorders, particularly in childhood. Rose addresses many of the issues associated with emotions such as anger and anxiety, and behaviour concerns such as eating or toileting troubles, which can be linked back to attachment relationships and require treatment focusing on attachment to achieve lasting outcomes.

Rose operates from an attachment framework and primarily uses the evidence-based therapeutic model of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), though may also draw on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).

Rose sees a range of clients from early childhood to retirement with a range of concerns:

  • Attachment concerns;
  • Recovery from grief and trauma;
  • Anger and behavioural issues;
  • Anxiety disorders including PTSD;
  • Mood concerns such as depression;
  • Abuse of drugs, alcohol, and gambling;
  • Adjustment difficulties such as injury, retirement, and migration;
  • Stress and coping;
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth;
  • Perfectionism and self-criticism;
  • Assertiveness skills;
  • Chronic pain management;
  • Eating disorders;
  • Self-harming behaviours;
  • Relationship difficulties;
  • Personality Disorders.

In studying for her Doctorate, Rose specialised in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effects of mindfulness on its development and treatment. Rose’s research into PTSD in clinical populations revealed a significant link between symptoms of PTSD and experiential avoidance, that is, avoiding internal experiences such as thoughts, memories and feelings. This research also found mindfulness was linked with better outcomes in the treatment of PTSD, with experiential avoidance and PTSD symptoms significantly reduced when mindfulness was higher at the end of treatment.

Rose has also worked within drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres and has a thorough understanding of addictions and believes treatment for addiction must incorporate psychology in addition to biology to truly understand why we use substances and achieve lasting recovery from addiction.

Rose recommends an initial 2-hour consultation from an ISTDP perspective to get a good understanding of the presenting issues and formulate goals and tasks to achieve these over the course of treatment.

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