Rose Evans MAPS MACBS
I enjoy helping clients learn to manage their thoughts and behaviours, so they no longer have power over their lives.
My clients come from all walks of life and many have felt overwhelmed, frustrated, restless or hopeless for years. Often they have difficulty concentrating and trouble performing. They can have trouble breathing, feel tired most of the time or feel dizzy or weak in their body. Most are afraid they are ‘mentally ill’, with all the associated stigma.
I am of the opinion you don’t have to have a diagnosis to have a problem, you just have to have a problem, so unless you need a diagnosis for a specific purpose, I won’t give you one.
What I will do is listen to you and help you learn skills. I want to help my clients gain insight into their thoughts and behaviours and give them hope in a future. I want my clients to leave therapy knowing that no matter what happens in the future, they will be ok.
My psychological practice is strongly influenced by Carl Rogers’ humanistic approach and I endeavour to be genuine, empathetic and maintain an unconditional positive regard for my clients. I maintain that success in therapy starts with a good trust relationship between psychologist and client and my extensive life experiences and high empathy enables me to build good relationships with my clients.
I am convinced that for therapy to effective it must be tailored to the individual needs and preferences of my clients and that no one approach fits all. I believe you are the expert on you.
I have completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sleep Psychology, Schema Therapy (Level 1), EMDR (Levels 1 & 2), Positive Psychology, Compassion Therapy and Mindfulness.
I am the National Supervising Psychologist for Australian Mensa. I am very curious about the experiences of people with high IQs and how their unique perspective can lead to mental health difficulties.
I am also very interested in perfectionism and it’s causes as it can be a debilitating core belief. In fact, I made it the topic of my Honours dissertation: The effect of perfectionism and forgiveness on negative emotional states.
Prior to psychology I was a high school teacher, teaching HSIE subjects (Commerce, Economics, History and Geography) and Agriculture at James Ruse Agricultural High School. I believe my teaching background provides me with both experience and a unique perspective when assessing learning and behavioural issues and treating adolescents and providing recommendations for parents and teachers.
I have previously also had careers in sales and wine marketing. I have four children (25, 22, 13 and 12), four chickens, a beagle and a husband. I enjoy pottering in the garden with my chickens (though I admit to having a black thumb), reading science fiction and fantasy and history books, making bad 'Dad jokes' (well, I think they are good) and I am teaching myself how to knit booties and coding to make an app for my iPad (though I am not very good at either - yet).
If you want to find out how I can help you call 9876 1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment or you can book directly through HealthKit.