Cecilia has completed 10 years of tertiary study in psychology. She received her postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney, completing a doctorate in clinical psychology and a Masters in psychology research.
Cecilia works with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, trauma, adjustment to illness or parental separation, bereavement, sexual identity, and relationship issues. She particularly enjoys working with children and parents to create appropriate boundaries and engage with one another in calmer, more functional ways.
Cecilia uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, DBT and family therapy to assist her clients to find effective ways of coping and develop more genuine and functional ways of relating. She focuses on providing a warm relationship with each of her clients; a safe and supportive base from which they can explore their difficulties, realise their strengths, and be their most effective.
Cecilia has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a range of hospital, clinic and community settings including Child, Youth and Family at Sutherland Hospital, acute adult inpatients Wesley Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Sydney University Psychology Clinic. She also received a research grant to investigate the impact of childhood experiences on the risk of dementia in older age and has presented her work internationally.
Cecilia is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority and is an associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She also has degrees in Arts and Law.
Cecilia consults at Bondi Junction on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and every second Saturday.