Victoria Basile

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals and families. I have a Master of Clinical Psychology and Master of Public Health from The University of Sydney and am a guest lecturer on youth mental health at The University of Sydney. I am also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

In the Beginning

I have always been interested in the big philosophical questions about life and how to live. Initially, I studied medical science and public health, as I was interested in medicine, the healthcare system and what motivated individuals to engage in healthy behaviours.

I was led to a career in psychology following my experiences providing emotional support to vulnerable individuals, and interacting with diverse cultures through my work and travels. I realised that I had an innate ability to connect with people, understand and comfort them, and that this gave me true fulfilment.

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A Broad Career Across Therapy, Research and Teaching

I have experience conducting assessments and evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health issues in hospital, community and not-for-profit settings.

I am grounded in evidence-based practice, having published my Masters thesis in the journal of Patient Education and Counselling and my previous research in the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. I have also worked on research projects through The University of Sydney and Macquarie University on developing assessment measures in children and supporting adult oncology patients.

I enjoy teaching and currently present lectures on the topics of youth mental health for the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences at The University of Sydney.

My Approach

I have a holistic and practical approach to wellness and will work together with you to achieve your goals. I consider your current concerns in the context of your life history, as well as any external life stressors, to develop a treatment that will alleviate symptoms and enable you to feel understood, supported and empowered.

My Areas of Focus

I focus on helping adults, children, teenagers and families with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, grief, emotion dysregulation, parenting, adjustment to illness and other life difficulties, as well as problems with personal, family and intimate relationships.

My Therapeutic Frameworks

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Parenting strategies and behaviour management

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In My Spare Time

I love swimming, singing and sunshine. I practice mindfulness and try to appreciate the little things in life.

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