Monique is a provisional psychologist with a caring nature. She is particularly interested in increasing access to mental health services through the use of new technologies such as Telehealth. Monique’s approach combines empathy, compassion and collaboration to ensure that her clients carefully explore personal issues whilst developing strategies to empower themselves. Monique aims to help her clients make positive changes within their lives, cope with difficult situations, and set goals to navigate through life’s more challenging periods. She currently holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychology, a Group Leadership and Facilitation Certificate (Theory & Practice of Dr Irvin Yalom), and has completed Telebehavioral Health Training.
Monique conducts a thorough Clinical Assessment and Behaviour Analysis with each individual in order to better understand their needs. Her “Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy” applies a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and techniques derived from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Monique offers the flexibility of Face to Face, Telephone and Video Appointments to better assist her clients during challenging times.
Monique can assist you with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, self-esteem, body image, as well as academic and university stress.
Monique Shipp has a robust career that includes experience in clinical, educational, forensic and corporate settings as both an educator and psychologist. She provides counselling support for a wide range of clients. Monique’s psychology career began as a Crisis Support Telephone Worker at Lifeline. She has had an extensive teaching career as a tutor for the psychological sciences: educating students as a class and one-on-one. Monique also has experience in psychological assessment and report writing for subpoenaed matters.
Monique understands human behaviour at an organisational level. She has previously worked for the Bawurra Foundation; an Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Organisation as a People and Culture Manager (later being promoted to Chief Executive Officer.) She believes that cultural diversity is crucial on an individual level, and that it helps to enhance large companies. Her innovative framework utilises knowledge from her study of psychological sciences to better enhance and inform large scale changes through organisational cohesion. In response to her analysis of human behaviour and attitudes, Monique has developed and delivered wellbeing programs that incorporated interventions to address stress in order to help promote organization-wide changes.