Dr Tara HickeyClinical Psychologist

Honorary Associate, University of Sydney

B.A. (Hons), M.A., DClinPsych

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Hello, my name is Dr Tara Hickey

I specialise in using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) since travelling to Europe several years ago to train with its founder, Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE. I continue to receive supervision from Prof. Gilbert on a regular basis. CFT focuses on building an inner capacity to respond more wisely and kindly to life’s difficulties. I am also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and continue to use this approach, as needed.

In addition, I have undertaken mindfulness training in Australia (Monash University and Openground) as well as in the United States. I have trained with Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer, two of the world’s leading teachers in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion. I am a graduate of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training (Earthrise, Petaluma, California). I hold an honorary associate position with the University of Sydney. I am a committee member for Compassionate Mind Australia.

Issues I can help with

Academic Performance & GiftednessMy Self
Adjustment DifficultiesMy Self
Anger Management My Self
Anxiety My Self, My Work
Assertiveness Training
Body Dysmorphia
Borderline Personality My Self
Depression & Mood My Self, My Work
Disordered Eating
GamblingMy Self
Gender & Sexual Identity My Self
Grief & Bereavement My Self
Health & Lifestyle My Self
Learning DifficultiesMy Self, My Work
Life Transition My Self
Mindful Self-Compassion
OCDMy Self
Relationship CounsellingMy Self
Self Esteem & Self DevelopmentMy Self
Sexual AbuseMy Self
Sleep DifficultiesMy Self
Social SkillsMy Work
Stress Management & Relaxation My Self
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