Rachael Vickery

Rachael Vickery

Rachael Vickery

Registered Psychologist

Rachael is a Registered Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families and has worked providing therapy in community settings and the NDIS space. Rachael also has a strong academic background and has received awards for her academic accomplishments.
In her role as a Psychologist, Rachael focuses on developing a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment, often incorporating humour into sessions to develop a connection with clients. This connection allows her to deliver practical and honest messages that are essential for educating clients and achieving good therapeutic outcomes.

Rachael tailors her approach to the individual’s needs and draw’s from different psychological approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy.

Rachael’s areas of clinical interest include: Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia and Chronic Illness. Appointments can be made with Rachael on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Read about the most common psychological problems, up-to-date, evidence-based tips, tools and resources for improving your mental health & wellbeing.

You’re Never Too Old To Make Time for Play

You’re Never Too Old To Make Time for Play

One of my favourite quotes by George Bernard Shaw has a key message: “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”,Play is for everyone, regardless of age. Play increases our energy, play increases our vitality.Many of us are...

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The Benefits of Online Therapy

The Benefits of Online Therapy

What is lockdown stress? During times of elevated stress, it is important to take care of yourself in whatever way your can. Lockdown is one of those times. Some reasons for greater stress are obvious, but one you may not be aware of is what happens to your body and...

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The Best Thing You Can Do to Feel Better

The Best Thing You Can Do to Feel Better

Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your health and not just physically but mentally too. In fact, exercise is so good for the brain that it is fondly referred to as "Brain-ercise". Some of the benefits of exercise include decreasing stress, anxiety, and...

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Happy Mum’s Guide to Parenting

Happy Mum’s Guide to Parenting

Raising children can be stressful. Parenting is hard because it's is not a one-size-fits-all job. You have to be continually learning, growing, and adapting as your kids grow and change. It can be difficult to juggle the responsibility of parenting with everything...

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What to Expect At Your First Psychology Visit

What to Expect At Your First Psychology Visit

Going to see a Psychologist for the first time can feel really scary and nerve-wracking when you don’t know what to expect. Some of the things that my first-time clients say include things like: “I’m afraid I will be judged”, “I’m afraid you’ll think I’m broken or...

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