About Veronica

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Shire Psychology & Counselling

Veronica is currently on a sabbatical, however, she remains a highly qualified and
skilled Psychologist, Registered Art and Play Clinician, and Counsellor. She has a
particular interest in children, relationships, people with an abuse history,
bereavement and disabilities.

Veronica's formal qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Art and Play
Applications in Therapy, Master of Health Management, Bachelor of Social Science
(Psychology & Sociology) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology. Veronica is
the co-ordinator of the Australian Psychological Society and the Child, Adolescent &
Family Interest Group.

Veronica has presented on topics such as: 'The impact of autism on siblings'; 'The
impact of diagnosis on families'; & 'When to tell a child of their diagnosis' and ‘Self
care for carers’ When working with groups, couples or individuals Veronica enjoys
working with Symbol, Sand Play and Art and Play Therapy. Veronica has prepared an
article that answers a number of questions about Child Centered Play Therapy and
how it is used (see it on the Child Centered page).

Veronica also uses a variety of modalities that include Solution Focused Therapy,
Emotional Release Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Veronica has a particular
interest in working with people on:
· Trauma
· Grief and Loss
· Death and Dying
· Carers
· Disabilities
· Relationship Issues
· Couple Issues
· Sexuality
· Autism

Veronica sees children, adolescents, individuals and couples. Health Fund and
Medicare rebates may apply. She is accredited in Group Triple P; Resourceful
Adolescent Program for Parents (RAP-P) & Cool Kids.

Veronica has facilitated multiple groups that have included:
· Group work with adults:
· Group Triple P (Positive Parenting Program);
· PECA/DECA (Parenting experiences of children with Autism);
· SUPA (Supporting Parents of children with ADHD)

Group work with children:
· SIBS (Sibling support group for children who have a brother or sister with a
· SIBS days (Sibling outings)
· Confident Kids (Self Esteem group);
· Cool Kids (Anxiety program);
· Getting Along Together (Social Skills)

Working Ethically

Working in an ethical manner is important to me. As such I adhere strictly to the
Australian Psychological Society Charter of Client Rights

Veronica is a psychologist and her clients may be able to claim a rebate from their
health fund depending on the fund they belong to.

Veronica's fee for couples is $180.00;  adolescents and adult individuals are charged at
$140.00. Children are $150.00 per session. Read more about rebates

Contact Information

Contact Veronica on: 0409 032 820  or e-mail: Veronica@ShirePsych.com.au

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