Romy is a registered perinatal psychologist and relationship counsellor who holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from Deakin University. She has worked in a variety of settings including public and community mental health, private practice, and telephone crisis services.
Romy has experience treating a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss. Romy is passionate about supporting individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship challenges, including those pertaining to communication, parenting, feelings of disconnection, and fertility issues.
It is through her relationship counselling experience that Romy became interested in supporting mothers and fathers during the perinatal period. Romy recognises that the perinatal period presents many challenges, as well as joys, to parents and families. She understands the importance of accessible emotional and mental health support for parents and infants during this crucial time. As such, Romy’s beliefs are strongly aligned with the vision and philosophy of GLOW Clinic.
Romy’s therapeutic approach largely incorporates aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy. She is passionate about helping clients explore the meaning behind their experiences, and to understand the links between early life events and their current difficulties. Romy also uses techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help clients build awareness of their thoughts and feelings, and to create behavioral change.
Outside of work, Romy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching films, and singing.