Our Philosophy: Samford Psychology is a client-centred psychology practice providing people with high quality, effective and affordable therapy in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
Our compassionate therapists, Natalie Shockley (Clinical Psychologist and Principal), Emma White and Maria Sami are all fully registered, clinically trained psychologists with a wide range of experience who use different therapy approaches to suit the client – including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), schema-focused therapy (SFT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), ego-state therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), somatic therapies, and interpersonal therapy (IPT).
The practice accepts referrals for a wide range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults of all ages, including older adults, and couples. The broad experience base and training of our clinical psychologists enables us to work effectively with clients with many different presentations – including grief and loss, relationship problems, financial and/or work stress, anxiety disorders (e.g. panic attacks (panic disorder), agoraphobia, social phobia, other phobias, generalised anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression (including post-natal depression), trauma related presentations (e.g. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder), alcohol or other drug dependence, other addictions (e.g. gambling, smoking), eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa), adjustment disorders, child behaviour problems and parenting difficulties, bullying, and school refusal.
The practice is located in a beautiful old Queenslander cottage in a garden setting, that is shared by a nursery, gift-shop, café and other health-service providers such as yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, and day spa. The relaxing environment provides people with the opportunity to settle before and after therapy sessions by wandering amongst plants, sitting contemplating the dam and waterlilies, browsing the gift-shop or sharing a coffee with a support person or on their own.