Phoebe RogersPhoebe has a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) with Honours in Psychology from The University of New South Wales and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Wollongong. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling (family and couples therapy) from Australian Institute of Social Relations, affiliated with Relationships Australia.
In addition to private practice Phoebe has worked in hospitals providing individual and group treatment, and in school and university settings. Phoebe is passionate about helping her clients to (re)build connected relationships, and loves her work.
Phoebe's key areas of interest and expertise involve couples therapy, anxiety and anxiety disorders, including generalised anxiety, pervasive worrying, panic attacks, social anxiety, performance anxiety and work-related anxiety, mood disorders and mood difficulties, including depression, mood swings or struggles with low mood, self-esteem, self worth and confidence, trauma and PTSD, including both childhood trauma and more recent trauma, long term life patterns and coping styles, chronic pain and chronic health issues, and grief and bereavement.
Phoebe believes that connected and meaningful relationships are essential to our wellbeing and works to help her clients improve this area of their life. With respect to couples therapy, she is dedicated to best-practice approaches, using a systemic lens and attachment theory to guide her work. She is interested in the role of family of origin and past experiences in our relationships, and uses research-supported strategies to help couples regain connection and intimacy.
Other relationship issues that Phoebe works with include: dating; relationship breakdown, including separation and divorce; recurrent patterns in relationships; dealing with mistrust or fears of intimacy; the transition to parenthood; grief and loss; and strengthening attachment and connection.
Phoebe has extensive experience working with parents whose children have neurodevelopmental conditions. Phoebe works with individuals with Autism Spectrum and related disorders, including helping them to build social skills and deeper connections. Phoebe has worked with individuals who identify as LGBTIQ, and young people during the process of transition.
Phoebe has worked with those who have experienced combat or war-related trauma, as well as complex childhood trauma, sensitively and compassionately helping them to feel safe again in the world around them. She also has an interest in helping individuals living with chronic pain and other chronic health issues.
Phoebe is also a board-approved supervisor and supervises provisional psychologists completing their registration, and is dedicated to her own professional development. She is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.