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 children and adolescents experiencing severe and complex mental health presentations. Victoria also has worked with the Blacktown Adult Mental Health Team focused on providing treatment for complex trauma and victim-survivors of sexual assault and domestic and family violence. Victoria has also 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
  • Body image concerns
  • C-PTSD, PTSD, and Trauma
  • Depression, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Therapy style and influences

Victoria 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), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Somatic approaches. Victoria enjoys working collaboratively with all her clients and understands that everyone’s needs are different and therefore treatment is individualistic.

Publications/research

Victoria completed her Master of Clinical Psychology thesis on ways to increase parent’s ability to support anxious children. She has been involved in a variety of research trials on the effectiveness of enhanced treatments for social anxiety.

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 enjoys anything about animals.

Professional memberships

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

Days at Redleaf

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

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