Phillippa Sison

BA(Hons I) GradDipPsych MProfPsych Assoc MAPS

Phillippa holds a graduate diploma in psychology from Monash University, a BA (Honours I) in psychology from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Professional Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland, where she is now completing a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Phillippa has a diverse range of clinical interests and experience. A mother of two young children, she has an interest in parenting practices cross-culturally. She is an accredited facilitator of the attachment-based parenting group program, Circle of Security, and a Level 4 Triple P Parenting provider. For many years she has worked with both children and adults on the Autism spectrum. Phillippa has a keen interest in mindfulness-based therapies, psychological treatments for chronic pain, health psychology, and positive psychology. She has worked with clients across the lifespan with a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, work stress, trauma, and personality vulnerabilities. She is experienced in conducting cognitive assessments for ADHD and specific learning disorders in adults, youth, and children.

Phillippa’s therapeutic orientation is client-centred, collaborative, empathic, and non-judgemental. She draws from a rich and diverse life experience, including many years spent overseas in out-of-the-way places, living and working with people from many cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life. She uses techniques and modalities from CBT, ACT, mindfulness-based therapies, DBT, and Schema-informed therapeutic approaches, in accord with each client’s unique goals and needs.