About

DR EMMA SYMES
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
BAppSc, BSci (Hons), DPsych (Clin) MAPS CCLIN

 

emmasymes Emma has been a clinical psychologist for over ten years. She has a long-standing interest in supporting families through the transitions that occur around the time of pregnancy, birth and during the early parenting years. Emma has helped families experiencing adjustment issues, mental health problems and other emotional difficulties that may arise during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Emma draws from broad range of clinical experiences in her practice. She has worked in the adult mental health sector as well as with adolescents and their families at headspace, and also at the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service, Statewide Early Parenting Centre. She was also senior coordinator at the Australian Psychological Society, and was involved in reviewing professional standards within the field of Psychology. Emma is currently employed part time as a clinical psychologist at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Centre for Women’s Mental Health.

You can read more about Emma’s current practice and approach to therapy under the counselling section of this site.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board (AHPRA) with area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member of the APS Clinical College (MAPS CCLIN)
  • Joint Co-ordinator of the Western Perinatal Mental Health Professionals Network
  • Member of the APS Perinatal Infant Parent Interest Group (PIPIG)
  • Registered Circle of Security Parent Facilitator
  • Member of Antenatal and Postnatal Psychology Network
  • Member of PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association)
  • Registered Supervisor with AHPRA

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