PROFILE - CLAUDIA DEL BORRELLO
Bachelor of Science (University of Western Australia)
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary; Notre Dame University)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced; Monash University)
Master of Professional Psychology (Curtin University)
I’m passionate about working with adolescents, and in my early career had the opportunity to work as a relief teacher at Iona Presentation College in Mosman Park. Once qualified as a Psychologist, I began working in Rockingham at a CARE (re-engagement) school which provided a vastly different working environment. This opportunity allowed me exposure into various mental health presentations, where I became passionate in working with trauma, sexual identity issues, eating disorders, grief and loss, OCD, interpersonal difficulties, drug and alcohol, emotional regulation issues, anxiety and depression. At present, I am employed at Presbyterian Ladies College in Peppermint Grove.
I thoroughly enjoy working with a range of individuals from children to adults, however have a particular interest and strength with working with adolescents. I am a strong advocate for positive psychology, health, and fitness which I believe are core building blocks for wellbeing. In my practice, I look to create a non-judgemental, confidential, and safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts, fears, and concerns.
I am practiced in a range of evidence-based psychological treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), mindfulness, narrative, psychodynamic, developmental, play, and schema therapies. I adopt an individualised approach to each client's treatment, and place great emphasis on a strong therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for client growth and change.