Philosophy

At Real Change Psychology Allied Services (RCPAS), we appreciate the uniqueness of the individual, and how differences in character, values, and experiences help shape our identity. Having your own identity is an important determinant of who you are, and we all have the right to discover our own path and values. Our qualified and experienced therapist will work with you to achieve the outcomes you want. We tailor our programs specifically to meet your needs and wants. There’s no pressure or expectation as this is your story and journey. Whether you want your therapy to be time limited, or to take longer, the choice is yours, and we’re here to guide you through.

Manuela Barichello
B.Psych., G.D.Psych., G.D.Prof Psych., M.Psych (Prof Prac)., MAPS

 

Manuela Barichello is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She holds a Master of Psychology (Prof Prac) and is fluent in Italian. She has over 15 years experience in community health, clinical and education settings (Primary to Tertiary). She uses a safe, non-judgmental, empathic client-centred approach to promote the therapeutic relationship. She works with adults, children, adolescents, and families). Manuela provides her clients safety and confidentiality to ensure that concerns can be openly discussed and resolved meaningfully. She helps untangle her client’s inner turmoil, inter-relational or situational problems through teaching skills of empowerment, emotional regulation, and acceptance. Manuela works with a range of issues including (but not limited to): Adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues, grief and loss, complex trauma, PTSD, work or school related issues;- social, emotional, behavioral and learning issues.

While Cognitive Behavior therapy informs her practice, she also draws on other approaches such as, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and relaxation strategies. She ensures each client is treated sensitively and respectively and tailors the treatment to suit their individual needs.