Angella Katheklakis

ABOUT PSYCHOLOGIST, ANGELLA

Angella’s practice as a psychologist is centred around creating a safe space for her clients to thrive. Angella is passionate about genuinely connecting with her clients, to support the therapeutic process and progress. Clients have described to feel comfortable due to her warm and personable nature, allowing individuals to feel comfortable early on in therapy. We’ve found this to be paramount to establishing a strong therapeutic alliance and fostering a trusting therapy space.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
• Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced

 

Angella as a practicing psychologist is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). As psychologists in clinical practice, Angella adheres to the professional codes of the Australian Psychological Society and Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

• AHPRA Registration Number: PSY0002288554
• Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Therapeutic Approach

Angella’s therapeutic approach is tailored to her client’s individual needs. Angella is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to assist them with achieving their goals, as well as providing them and their support networks with the support, tools, and skills they need to live connected and engaging lives.

Experience and Interests

Angella has clinical experience working with young people and their families, as well as adults (including high-risk individuals), within the community, private and forensic settings.

 

Angella has worked extensively with children and adolescent diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and a range of cognitive delays, and working with their families. In particular, Angella’s clinical experience includes conducting assessments and reports, and delivering evidence-based psychological services to individuals across a range of social, developmental and behavioural challenges.

 

Angella as a psychologist focuses on positive behaviour change, development of interpersonal relationship and social skills, risk management and counselling support.

 

Angella has diverse experience also within the Employment Assistance Program (EAP) setting. The EAP is a confidential service for small to large businesses, offered by employers to their employees to support their well-being in the workplace and in their personal lives.

Therapies

Angella’s therapeutic approach draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), as well as Short-term and Solution-Focused Therapy. Angella more recently has completed the Family Based Therapy (FBT) approach for Eating Disorders, as part of becoming a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician.

 

Angella engages her clients in a collaborative process to identify therapeutic goals and treatment plan early on in therapy, and exclusively tailored to each client’s individual needs. Throughout the therapeutic process, Angella provides psychoeducation and assists her clients with implementing distress tolerance and emotional regulation skills whilst working towards their goals.

 

Angella is passionate about supporting individuals with recurrent or long-standing mental health or psychological difficulties. This may include multiple episodes or recurrent depression, depression which is difficult to shift, reoccurring negative events or persistent low self-esteem often found from unmet needs and trauma in early childhood.

 

In particular, Angella supports individuals to improve their mood and interpersonal relationships, helping her client to identify and adjust negative patterns of behaviour, and providing a safe therapy space to explore emotional needs and healthy coping strategies.

 

Angella as a psychologist is driven in furthering her professional skills in evidence-based clinical practice, undertaking Schema Therapy with Chris Hays.

Personal Interests

Angella has a personal interest in mindfulness. When not at work, Angella is a busy mum who just loves to enjoy spending quality time with her beautiful family, raising her little boy, and being active.

Personal Strengths and Passions

Angella is warm and empathetic psychologist with cultural awareness and sensitivity, being a second-generation Greek, which equips her with an understanding of cultural barriers and intergenerational values.

 

Angella has supported many clients through challenging and large life transitions and has herself experienced significant adjustments such as becoming a mother and completing her 4 +2 pathway to registration as a psychologist.

 

Angella is passionate about sharing her life experience, skills, and training in supporting clients through their own transitions as well as managing short- or long-term stressors and improving interpersonal relationships. Angella believes that everyone deserves to experience wellbeing and is committed to assisting her clients achieving their own version of it.

 

Angella is a valuable member of the team at Positive Wellbeing Psychology, delivering online and in person psychological support at our Malvern private practice.

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