Fiona Meredith - Clinical Psychologist
Fiona is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 24 years experience as a researcher, educator and therapist in the field of emotional and psychological wellbeing. She works with adults (individuals and couples) around issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, stress, trauma, addictions, health concerns and relationship problems, or who are interested in interpersonal growth, emotional healing, and creating a more meaningful, connected life.
Her approach is holistic and trauma informed, blending research from neuroscience, psychology and attachment theory with mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapy. Fiona has trained extensively in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), and other approaches to the treatment of trauma, and a number of approaches to Relationship Counselling, including Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy (PACT) and the Gottman method. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for many years, has completed a 2 year training in Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Hakomi therapist.
Informed by a growing body of research, Fiona is a passionate advocate of the mind-body connection, and its importance for our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. She is interested in approaches that support the optimal functioning of the brain, body and our nervous system, including neuropsychotherapy, nutrition, mindfulness, self-compassion, nature, yoga, and body inclusive (somatic) therapies.
Fiona has a particular focus in the area of relationships; - "This role has deepened my understanding of the links between our first attachment experiences, and brain development, psychological wellbeing, and our ability to understand ourselves, form nourishing relationships, and develop meaningful, fulfilling lives. As a result, I have become increasingly interested in the field of interpersonal neurobiology (how the brain grows and changes as a consequence of relationships) and in supporting individuals, couples and families to strengthen their connection to themselves and others".
Qualifications & Membership
Foundations of Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, 2016
Master of Psychology (Clinical) The Flinders University of South Australia, 2002
Honors Degree in Psychology, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1992
Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia with Clinical endorsement
Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the College of Clinical Psychologists
Specialist Clinical Psychologist provider with Medicare