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Dr Shelley Bannon

Senior Clinical Psychologist

I am a highly skilled clinical psychologist with over 24 years of experience. I obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong. My Phd focus was on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I have published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals.

I have a broad range of experience and great expertise working in a variety of settings including mental health, psychological medicine, anxiety disorders clinic and then private practice for 16 years.

I believe that I am down-to-earth and open-minded and I have a passion for helping people create meaningful change. I adopt a range of evidenced based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.

I have worked with people in both the shorter or longer term depending on their needs. I have a particular interest in working with people of all ages, suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as PTSD (both complex and single event) and I have worked extensively with Police Officers and other emergency services.

My other areas of experience include:

All anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety)
Depression, BiPolar Disorder and dysthymia
Perinatal Depression
Work stress and burnout
Body image
Health Psychology
Grief and Loss
Personality disorders
Interpersonal issues
Stress and adjustment
School issues
Bullying
Anger and aggression