Carmel is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working with children aged between 0 and 12 years across public and community health settings, schools and educational settings, as well as within private practice. Carmel has a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology with a specialisation in child, adolescent and family psychology. She provides counselling and carer support for preschool and primary school-aged children experiencing social, cognitive, behavioural and emotional challenges. Carmel also specialises in working with families to support children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD.
Carmel strongly holds to GLOW’s philosophy of holistic and family-focused therapy, and has a focus on supporting families to build healthy parent-child relationships and working with families to repair these relationships where they may be challenging or strained. She is a trained facilitator for Circle of Security program, which is focused on supporting the development of positive and secure parent-child relationships. Carmel also works with parents and infants from a parent-infant psychotherapy perspective to address relational issues such as bonding, attachment and transition to parenthood.
“I truly believe that just as a child needs to be nurtured and held, a parent also needs to be nurtured and held in order to raise a flourishing child”.
Outside of work, Carmel is mum to a very busy toddler who keeps her on her toes!