Victoria Chappel

Victoria has worked in a variety of private and public settings to provide evidenced based treatment to children, adolescents and adults. When not at Redleaf, Victoria is working with the Northern Beaches Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS).

Victoria has worked with multiple CYMHS teams to provide systemic care for diverse presentations including eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and high-risk behaviours. Victoria also has worked with the Blacktown Adult Mental Health Team focused on providing treatment for complex trauma and survivors of sexual assault and domestic and family violence. In addition, Victoria has worked in a variety of private practices including the Centre for Emotional Health and Macquarie University Psychology Clinic to provide support to clients for a variety of mental health difficulties.

Client ages
Children, adolescents, and adults

Primary areas of expertise
Eating disorders, PTSD and Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Substance Use, Attachment Difficulties, Emotional Dysregulation, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Relationship Difficulties.

Therapy style and influences

Victoria is a Psychologist who is passionate about providing evidenced-based interventions for children, adolescents and adults with a diverse range of mental health difficulties. She has a warm and compassionate approach focused on developing a strong therapeutic relationship to make meaningful change.

Victoria combines a number of integrative approaches to meet the individual needs of her clients including:

  • Family Based Therapy (FBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy

She also utilises a variety of trauma therapy models including Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure and Response Based Practice. Victoria enjoys working collaboratively with all her clients and is committed to ongoing learning to ensure her clients are receiving best possible care.

Publications/research

Victoria completed her Master of Clinical Psychology thesis on ways to increase parent’s ability to support anxious children. As part of her work within CYMHS, Victoria has worked to evaluate the effectiveness of new risk screening tools and is currently working to evaluate the effectiveness of a parent group therapy program aimed to help parents support their child’s emotion regulation.

Hobbies

When not at work Victoria enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. She also spends her time volunteering with an animal rescue group and can often be found fostering new animals.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Days at Redleaf

Monday & Tuesday

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