Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
BSc Psych (Hons), M Clin Psych
Fiona Kerin is a caring and compassionate psychologist who is passionate about the work she does.
She particularly enjoys working with children and adults who struggle with anxiety and has previously worked in two specialists anxiety clinics: – the world-renowned Emotional Health Clinic (EHC) at Macquarie University, and the Anxiety Treatment and Research Unit based at Cumberland Hospital.
Fiona has had experience working as a psychologist in a range of different contexts including school counseling, specialist clinics and private practice. This has given her valuable expertise in working with a variety of different issues including: low mood and depression, anger issues, grief, study stress and procrastination, and helping people adjust to big, stressful changes. She also loves working with kids and families on issues such as social skills, bullying/friendship issues and behavioural problems.
As a person, Fiona is empathic, understanding and non-judgmental. She believes that everyone has strengths that they can use to overcome their present difficulties. She is also a mother of two and understands the joys and challenges of parenting.
As a psychologist, I work to help people manage and overcome their mental health challenges. This in turn improves their quality of life and their capacity to care for others and contribute to society, benefiting all of us. I think it is important that we work to remove the secrecy and stigma surrounding mental health difficulties so that people can seek help when they need it.
Recent continuing education
- December 2016. ‘Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults.’ – Presented by Anthony Hillin and Rob McAlpine
- November 2016. Engaging Fathers in Parenting Program: A National Training Program for Practitioners (1 day workshop) – The University of Sydney
- October 2016. ‘Demystifying Family Systems Theory: An overview of Bowen’s Theory and Practice’ – Lily Mailler from the Family Systems Institute.
- October 2016. ‘Legal Issues in Clinical Practice.’ – Australian Clinical Psychology Association NSW.
- August 2016. ‘Trauma-Focussed Psychological Therapy: Working with Children and Adolescents Practice.’ – Phoenix Australia: Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health
- May 2016. ‘Not Another Brick in the Wall: Building our Knowledge of Mental Health.’ – The AIS (Australian Independent Schools) School Counsellors Conference 2016
Fiona is available for appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Master of Psychology (Clinical) – The University of NSW
- Bachelor of Science (Psych) (Hons) – The University of Sydney
- Bachelors of Arts (Classical Archeology) (Hons) – The University of Sydney
- Fully registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
- Registered Medicare Provider
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society
- Member of the Anxiety Practitioners Network
- Associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.