Cherie’s Therapeutic Approach

Cherie’s Therapeutic Approach

Cherie Dalton is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adult clients within private practice. Cherie views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership between client and therapist, and feels it is paramount for successful outcomes in psychotherapy.

Cherie places a strong emphasis on gaining a thorough understanding of an individual’s presenting issues working collaboratively to harness existing resources and strengths. This process is undertaken with a view to providing therapeutic intervention that is meaningful to the individual.

Cherie’s process is to initially identify the problems that you bring, and the psychological barriers that have inhibited you from moving forward in your life. Cherie’s approach is primarily insight-oriented whilst incorporating practical strategies that can be utilised in your daily life. Cherie has received training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and clinical hypnosis.

Cherie treats the range of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, phobias, health/illness anxiety, generalised anxiety, social phobia), depression and mood disorders, perinatal conditions (antenatal and postnatal depression/anxiety), somatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, eating disorders/body image issues, grief & loss/bereavement, relational/interpersonal problems, sleep disorders and adjustment disorders/life transitions.

Prior to developing her private practice, Cherie was employed with the Early Psychosis Prevention & Intervention Centre (EPPIC) working with people experiencing first-episode psychosis, counselling and rehabilitation services, and adult psychiatry. She has completed academic research in the area of dieting and body dissatisfaction. Cherie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and its College of Clinical Psychologists and is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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