Phyllis Parr

Phyllis is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working in the area of Psychology for over 20 years. She is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated and has general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia with endorsement in the area of Clinical Psychology. Her initial training and experience was within the Women’s Health and Disability fields. Phyllis has also worked within the University, TAFE and Private Education systems as both a Psychologist and Lecturer.

Establishing her Private Practice in 1995 presented an excellent opportunity to combine her extensive skills as a Psychologist with her wide-ranging counselling, lecturing, supervision and group therapy experience. Within the Practice Phyllis sees individuals for counselling and therapy, as well as provides professional supervision to Psychologists, Counsellors and a range of Community Organisations. She has also designed and facilitated a number of group programs including Living with Depression, Reducing Public Speaking Anxiety and Assertiveness Training.

Phyllis recently completed her doctoral studies in Psychology. Her thesis explored therapists’ experiences of the therapeutic relationship and the crucial role of empathic attunement to successful therapy outcomes. Hence, Phyllis’ approach places importance on relationship, empathic attunement and compassion.

Phyllis finds her work to be highly rewarding, particularly as it involves assisting people to change and to discover new ways of living a full and meaningful life.

Phyllis’ qualifications are as follows:

  • Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (CSU)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) with Distinction (UWS)
  • Master of Applied Psychology (Macquarie University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Institute of Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)