SHANELLE VALENTINE, Clinical Psychology Registrar

Shanelle Valentine was first registered as a Psychologist in 2010 and has enjoyed diverse professional experiences working with clients across the lifespan, including children, adolescents and adults.  Shanelle’s career experience has included working with children, adolescents, and their families in private psychology practice as well as not-for-profit and community based settings.  Shanelle has also worked within a National Government organisation supporting Veterans and Military personnel, a private hospital, private psychology practice, employee assistance programs, and vocational rehabilitation. Shanelle holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical), involving six years of training at university.

Shanelle has a particular interest in working therapeutically with children, adolescents, parents, families, and individual adults.  Shanelle utilises a warm, empathic, and collaborative approach to her work, utilising a range of evidence-based therapies, catered towards the needs and goals of her clients.

Shanelle also provides detailed psychological assessments for students with learning difficulties.

Qualifications:

Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology)

Registration:

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

Memberships:

Australian Psychological Society (APS), Member
APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Associate Member

Areas of Interest:

Individual Therapy for children & adolescents:
Psychological concerns; including depression, anxiety, OCD, stress/worry, grief/loss, sleep issues, adjustment concerns
Social concerns; such as school issues, social or interpersonal difficulties, self esteem/confidence.
Emotional regulation difficulties
Behavioural Concerns
Toileting Difficulties; such as encopresis or enuresis

Individual Therapy for parents:
Antenatal and postnatal mental health
Adjustment to parenting and parenting difficulties
Impacts of Military life on families, parenting & children
Parent-Child relationship concerns

Individual Therapy for adults:
Psychological difficulties or concerns; including depression, anxiety, OCD, stress/worry, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, sleep issues, addiction concerns, adjustment or life transition difficulties
Social concerns; such as interpersonal difficulties, self esteem, confidence, workplace concerns

Diagnostic Assessments for children, adolescents and university students:
Specific Learning Disorders (SLD); including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
Intellectual giftedness
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Career Experience:

  • Individual therapy with children, adolescents and adults in private psychology practices
  • Working with children / adolescents and their families in a not-for-profit setting
  • Diagnostic assessment for learning disorders with children and adolescents at a community foundation
  • Individual therapy and facilitating groups with Veterans and Military personnel
  • Group therapy in a private hospital
  • Therapy offered through employee assistance providers and vocational rehabilitation providers to assist adults experiencing a range of psychological and social concerns.

Referrals:

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