“Seeking treatment for the first time can be daunting, My aim is to make this process as comfortable as possible by providing a warm, understanding and non-judgemental environment. My goal is to provide a space to explore the things that bought you to treatment, to understand you as a unique person and to help you develop the skills to be able to live the rich and meaningful life that you want.” – Holly Rogers
Holly is a warm and supportive psychologist who works with clients from a space of shared curiosity to understand their current difficulties but also their strengths and resources. She works together with clients, to build an understanding of where they are, how they got there and what’s keeping them stuck, but also where they want to go in life and what tools they will need along the way. Holly provides a safe and nurturing space for adults, adolescents and families to develop skills to manage a range of presenting concerns.
Holly has worked in various settings including a chronic pain management service and a service providing support for individuals considering bariatric surgery. Holly has a particular interest in assisting individuals who feel that their eating is out of control. She assists individuals to build their understanding of the triggers for binge eating and supports them to develop new skills so that they can feel more in control of their eating behaviour and improve their self-confidence.
Holly also enjoys working with individuals who are experiencing a sense of hopelessness because physical pain is interfering with their ability to do the things they want to do. She understands that it can feel like life won’t improve unless the pain goes away and assists individuals who have become disconnected from meaningful activities to re-engage in their life despite pain and to change their relationship with physical pain so it doesn’t cause as much distress.
Bachelor of Science Psychology (Honours)
Masters of Clinical Psychology
University of Technology Sydney
Holly has a special interest in the following areas:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders and body image concerns
- Obsessive compulsive and related disorders
- Chronic pain
- Health conditions and adjustment
- Adolescent presentations
- Alcohol and substance-based disorders
- Academic stress, time-management and organisation skills
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Psychology Board of Australia (Reg #: PSY0002103411)
- Australian Clinical Psychology Association
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Holly is trained and experienced in a range of treatment interventions, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Schema Therapy
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Holly identifies as a scientist-practitioner, which means that she uses the latest research on what is effective to guide her clinical practice in order to ensure that clients are receiving the best care.
Holly has previously conducted research exploring the relationship between perceived health and attractiveness. More recently, she developed a self-report measure of a construct called Equanimity, which is related to Mindfulness, to support further investigation into why Mindfulness has been seen to lead to positive benefits.