Psychologist (Clinical): Natalie Byles

I am a Clinical Psychologist with full registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults presenting with a variety of concerns. My background is in public mental health working across these age ranges, in a variety of settings including acute presentations. I also have experience working in the educational setting and in private practice.

Therapy 

I am particularly interested in supporting parents as they navigate their journey through parenthood. This ranges from the provision of emotional support during the perinatal period (including postnatal anxiety or depression) and fostering secure infant-child attachments to working with parents to support the emotional and behavioural development of their children.

I am also experienced in and have an interest in supporting  children and their caregivers with  a range of childhood concerns including:

  • anxiety (including school refusal) and shyness
  • depression
  • developmental trauma
  • parent-child relationship or attachment concerns
  • bullying
  • deliberate self-harm
  • periods of adjustment / transition
  • grief and loss

I also have an interest in and experience working with adolescents and adults in the following areas:

  • anxiety disorders (including PTSD, OCD, panic)
  • depression
  • personality disorders
  • deliberate self-harm
  • emotional regulation and distress tolerance
  • grief and loss
  • periods of adjustment / transition
  • sleep disturbance
  • perinatal anxiety or depression

I use a range of therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), narrative therapy and motivational interviewing in my practice.

Consulting

I provide consultancy services in the early childhood and early child care sector. In this work, I aim to build carer capacity understand and support children’s developmental needs within a framework of relational caregiving.