Fiona Skelton psychodynamic psychologist in Randwick

Fiona Skelton

Registered Psychologist

BBus, BCI (Media&Comn), GradDip Psych,
BA (Hons) Psych, MPsych (Clin)

APRHA registration no. PSY0002264551

Hello!

My name is Fiona and I’m a psychodynamic-interpersonal informed psychologist in Randwick and Bronte. After spending time studying interstate and living overseas, I’m back and delighted to be practicing locally in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

My philosophy is that everyone has their own unique and wonderful ways. Psychotherapy is not about “changing” you — it’s about expanding your understanding of yourself and the world around you, so it all fits together better.

I completed my Clinical Masters at Victoria University, which specialises in psychodynamic therapy. I use this insight-orientated approach as the basis of my practice. This means we will work at a deeper level than you may find with other psychological services.

I have experience in community mental health organisations, counselling services, psychiatric hospitals and the not-for-profit sector. I use a number of evidence-based, clinically-effective psychotherapies that can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

With my background in creative arts, our therapy sessions will be interesting, meaningful and engaging!

HOW I WORK

Psychodynamic

My approach

I base my therapy in the psychodynamic approach to mental health treatment. This seeks to relieve distress and frustration by uncovering psychological forces that underlie human behavior, feelings and emotions. I also look at how these might relate to early experiences.

Psychotherapy

Therapies I use

My therapeutic modalities include Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Caring psychologist

Your story

Narrative-based communication is an engaging style of therapeutic interaction that I use with my clients. Uncovering your story will help us to understand and re-frame your experiences, because everyone has their own unique way.

A bit about me…

My background is in theater and the arts. Prior to becoming a psychologist I worked for a number of well-known organisations including Queensland Theatre Company, Channel 7, Arts Law and Justice Connect.

I have travelled and lived in many places overseas, including Mexico, India, Nepal, Germany, UK and Serbia. I love the mystery of mountains, the vastness of the ocean, the intrigue of cities, and the joy of people around the world.

These days, in my down time you can often find me in or near the water at one of the Eastern Suburbs beaches, often with my little daughter in tow.

Creative psychotherapy sessions in Eastern Suburbs of Sydney

WHAT I CAN
HELP YOU WITH

Anxiety

Depression

Loneliness

Anger and frustration

Relationships

Grief and loss

Sleep issues

Self-esteem

Life satisfaction

Work and career

Major changes

Perinatal and breastfeeding

Addictions

Sexuality and gender

Where I work

Wednesday

mornings

Randwick Psychology Centre
Suite 7, 126-128 Avoca Street, Randwick
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Contact me to make a booking

Wednesday and Thursday

afternoons

Avoca Street Medical Centre
130 Avoca Street, Randwick
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Friday

all day

Bronte Medical Centre
1/133-135 Macpherson Street, Bronte
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Book at appointment here