MATTHEW ROBERTS, Psychologist

Matthew Roberts attained a Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) degree in 2016, which involved six years training at university.  He is currently undertaking a PhD (Psychology) researching gender-related issues.  As a registered Psychologist, Matthew has worked in a private psychiatric hospital with a diverse range of inpatient and outpatient clients.  During his post graduate training, Matthew worked with young people and their families at a national publicly funded organisation, with individuals and couples in a multidisciplinary health clinic, and with groups in a private psychiatric hospital inpatient setting.

Matthew’s therapeutic areas of interest include facilitating healthy attachment relationships and emotional development in individuals, couples, and within families.  Matthew practices from a psychodynamic attachment-based perspective.  His involvement in research means Matthew integrates best practice in individually designed practical treatment interventions that are designed to have lasting results.  Matthew’s current research investigates transgender and gender diverse issues.  He has a particular interest in working with young people and families who have members seeking to explore their gender identity.

Qualifications:

Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science

Registration:

Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Undertaking the Registrar Program to be endorsed to practice in the area of Counselling Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia
Medicare provider through the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative
Working with Children Check

Memberships:

Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP)
Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

Areas of Interest:

Individual, couple, group, and family therapy for children, adolescents and parents:

  • Parental anxiety and depression, including facilitation of healthy parent-child attachment relationships
  • Mood and emotion regulation difficulties
  • Child and adolescent social-emotional difficulties (both individual and group therapy)
  • Family and couple relationship conflicts
  • Exploration of gender identification

Career Experience:

  • Individual and group therapy with a range of client presentations (depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorders, substance use) in a private psychiatric hospital.
  • Individual and parent-child therapy in a national publicly funded organisation .
  • Individual and couple therapy in a multidisciplinary health clinic.

Referrals:

Matthew welcomes referrals from individual families, medical specialists, health professionals, and educators.