Kimberley Chapple

Master of Clinical Psychology, Flinders University, SA (contractor)

Kimberley practices at our Glenelg location offering both business hours on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and evening appointments on Wednesdays for your convenience.

Kimberley’s approach as a Clinical Psychologist is one of warmth, curiosity and understanding. She has worked for over 18 years within the public health systems both in Australia and the UK, providing a therapeutic approach to some of the most vulnerable individuals in society. Her ability to engage with people from a diversity of backgrounds has allowed her to support behaviour change in all aspects of their lives, from addictive behaviours to positive health changes.

Kimberley has a wide range of experience working primarily with adults and adolescents in a range of settings, including prisons and community correctional settings, hospitals, youth centres and community health settings. She is a confident and competent practitioner and has worked extensively with both individuals and groups. Her passion and enthusiasm for healthy living has allowed her to support people to make positive behaviour change in order for them to overcome barriers and reach their potential. Kimberley has the skills and knowledge to inform her psychological practice and is primarily guided by the client’s values and goals.

Kimberley has a strong understanding of how various factors, including upbringing, shapes an individual and their views of themselves, others, and the world around them. She uses this understanding, as well as her training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and motivational interviewing, to support her clients to understand themselves better in order to achieve their therapeutic goals. She uses a gentle, empathic and sometimes humoured approach to challenge difficulties, including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, substance misuse issues, and unhealthy living.

Kimberley is keen to ‘practice what she preaches’ and enjoys a healthy lifestyle. She is a passionate bike rider, both mountain and road, enjoys strength training, hiking and yoga, and takes pleasure in cooking, preparing and eating healthy food. She strongly believes that living a valued life is a key component to reaching your potential.

Kimberley works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at Glenelg and offers evening appointments on Wednesdays.

Contact Us 08 8361 7008

Areas of Experience

Adolescents through to Adults

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Healthy Behaviour Change
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-harm and Suicide Risk
  • Stress Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma
  • Difficulty with Emotional Regulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Problem Solving
  • Issues with Co-Parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Perfectionism
  • Value Based Goal Setting
  • Self-esteem and Self Confidence
  • Adolescence Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Forensic Rehabilitation

Qualifications and Professional Membership

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Flinders University, SA
  • Masters of Addictive Behaviour, Liverpool University, UK
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy
  • Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registered Provider with Medicare

Further background

Kimberley has a strong interest in helping people with depression and anxiety, as well as supporting individuals to make positive healthy behaviour changes. She believes in a client-centred therapeutic approach, and her treatment is determined by the individual’s values and goals. She offers a warm, empathic and curious approach, whereby individuals will feel at ease in her company. Her experience working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in the community allows her to take a non-judgemental approach to her work, as well as offering a range of evidence based practices. Kimberley also has experience conducting research and is therefore keen to maintain up-to-date knowledge in her areas of interest.

Kimberley is keen to understand your individual situation and motivation for attending therapy, and this will be addressed in the initial appointment. A clear agenda negotiated between yourself and Kimberley will be drawn up and continually re-visited to ensure that your therapy goals are being addressed. Kimberley is passionate about her work and attends regular training to allow her clients all opportunities to overcome barriers and reach their potential.

Kimberley’s Therapeutic Approach

Kimberley uses a variety of techniques in therapy, working collaboratively with her clients in order to meet their therapy goals. Kimberley has been trained in evidenced based treatments that are grounded in scientific research, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness techniques and Motivational Interviewing. Kimberley understands the importance of maintaining high standards of practice and attends regular clinical supervision with peers and qualified supervisors as well as undergoing continuing professional development and training.