Fiona Meredith - Clinical Psychologist
Fiona is a registered Clinical Psychologist and somatic psychotherapist. She works with adults around issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, attachment and/or 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, arousal regulation and attachment theory with mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy. Over the past 20 years 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, recently completed a 3-year advanced 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, exercise, mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion, nature, yoga, and body centered (somatic) therapies.
Fiona has a particular focus in the area of relationships; - "This role has deepened my understanding of the links between our earliest attachment experiences and brain development, arousal regulation, character formation, 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 communities to strengthen their connection to themselves and others".
On a broader level, Fiona is committed to the health and wellbeing of society, and the planet.
Qualifications & Membership
Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapy, Advanced Training, 2017
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