Sunila Peterson is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and is a member of the Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP).
Su is experienced in working with adults in the areas of anxiety and depression, grief and loss, self-esteem and confidence, pregnancy and parenting challenges (including pregnancy support counselling), workplace stress and challenges, life change and transitional challenges, cross cultural challenges, disabilities and health related challenges. Su enjoys working in partnership with clients using a person-centred, holistic, strengths based, and non-judgemental approach.
She has been trained in several evidence based therapeutic techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Relaxation and Mindfulness practices; Solutions Focused Therapy (SFBT); Brief Psychodynamic Therapy; Mentalizing Based Therapy (MBT); and Existential Therapy.
Clinical experience and background
Su obtained her Masters of Psychology (Counselling) qualification through Curtin University of Technology and has accumulated diverse skills, knowledge, and capability from studying and working in the public and private sectors as a team leader, workforce development consultant, psychologist, and research associate and sessional academic. Su is an experienced researcher and has published in peer-reviewed journals in areas including: person-centred and self-directed care and recovery in mental health consumers; primary carers’ occupational adaptation and engagement; and the enablers and barriers of social inclusion for young adults with intellectual disability.