Clinical Psychologist (Registrar)
Jacqueline Spencer is a qualified and trained Clinical Psychologist (Registrar). She is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).
Jacquie works with adults, couples and adolescents in the areas of relationship issues, complex PTSD, borderline personality disorder, adjustment issues, depression, trauma, grief and loss, addiction and other issues.
Using a warm and non-judgemental approach, Jacquie assists clients to gain insight into their present-day problems by identifying their unhelpful life patterns. Using psychodynamic principles and other modalities, she then helps clients to work on healing these experiences and to create meaningful change.
Clinical experience and background
Jacquie completed an Honours degree in psychology in Sydney before moving to Perth to complete her postgraduate training at Murdoch University. She is soon to submit her doctoral research project (PhD) that examines whether individuals with alexithymia (a poor ability to identify their emotions) can read the facial expressions of others.
Jacquie has many years’ experience in running group therapy programs in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. She has also worked with clients with a range of presenting problems in private practice.
She has experience with Psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imagery Rescripting, Schema therapy and Compassion-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Jacquie has tutored psychology and statistics at university level and taught martial arts to adults and children.
She helps her clients to cultivate a gentler and more accepting approach to experience that reduces stress and prevents the spiral of negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours.