ABOUT DR. CHRISTINE PHILLIPS
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Christine is both a clinical psychologist and a health psychologist. This puts her in a unique position to understand both body and mind. Christine works with adults across a broad range of issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress, life challenges, lifestyle issues) and also has a particular interest and training in lifestyle issues, health, chronic illness management and chronic pain management.
Christine is the author of "Living Well Beyond Pain and Illness Program" which was developed for people living with chronic pain and/or illness. It is based on scientifically validated approaches of ACT and Mindfulness (MBCT, MBSR). Christine’s philosophy is to help clients to better manage their difficulties in order to create richer, more fulfilling ways of living. The therapy aims to enable clients to move towards a broadening of their experiences and extend pleasant and valued aspects of living. The skills learned allow people more freedom to respond difficulties in meaningful ways rather than reacting in habitual, unhelpful ways.
Christine’s approach to her work with clients is respectful and collaborative in order to empower them to make positive changes, improve their quality of life and progress towards their goals.
Her education includes a Masters in Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology/Physiology, Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and Bachelor of Science with Honours. Christine is fully registered with the Psychologists Registration Board of Australia. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the APS Clinical College and the APS Health College.
Christine was first registered as a Psychologist in 2002. Prior to that time, she worked in medical research, university teaching and adult community education. She returned from travelling through Europe with her husband a few months ago and is eager to return to her vital and important work.