Vashti Wallace

BSc Hons Psych Grad Dip Psych Prac
Senior Registered Psychologist / Senior Organisational Psychologist (Independent Consultant)
Vashti Wallace, Senior Registered Psychologist at Attuned Psychology Adelaide
Locations
  • Telehealth
  • North Adelaide
  • Glenelg
Client Age Groups
  • Children 12-15
  • Adults
  • Adolescents/Youth 16-25

Currently available for new bookings

Independent Consultant – Senior Registered Psychologist & Senior Organisational Psychologist
t/a ThrYve Psychology Pty Ltd ABN 17 676 085 831

 

Vashti is available for both Business and After Hour appointments.

From 1 June 2024, Vashti is available for telehealth appointments.

As of 15 July 2024, Vashti will practice at our North Adelaide Rooms on Tuesday afternoons and at our Glenelg Rooms on Friday mornings.

Please contact the Practice on (08) 8361 7008 to confirm her current availability.

Hi, I’m Vashti. I would love the opportunity to partner with you to gain clarity about who you are, where you want to be, and how you will get there. My role is to provide you with a warm, safe, and non-judgemental space to heal and transform your life.

My commitment is to be genuine, open, honest, vulnerable, and compassionate, and I will encourage, and challenge you if required, to help you identify and address any barriers and achieve sustainable change and growth.

My clients tell me they appreciate my relaxed, friendly, practical, down to earth manner and sense of humour.

Having a lived experience with neurodiversity, mental health concerns, trauma, and abuse, I am passionate about empowering people to gain insight into their goals and barriers, build confidence and capability to overcome their challenges, achieve success and realise their potential. My purpose is to have a positive and meaningful impact on people’s lives.

Wellbeing is more than just surviving, and my mission is to ignite a transformational journey that can take you from languishing to flourishing, and from struggling to surviving to thriving, both at work and in life. As an organisational psychologist, these concepts easily apply in the workplace with employees, leaders, teams, and organisations.

Trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (tf-CBT) and trauma-informed practice, I work with all forms of trauma to enable you move from victim to survivor to warrior.

Therapeutic Approach

I believe in a human-centred, evidence-based approach, which means I am committed to focussing on what works for you. This includes using tools and strategies that have been proven by research and I will regularly measure your progress and check in with you about your  satisfaction with treatment. Treatment is tailored to your specific needs, and feedback will ensure your expectations are met.

In therapy, I take an eclectic approach, drawing on a range of theories and approaches including mindfulness-based interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/MBCBT), Positive Psychology (PP), and Dialectical  Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Other approaches include Internal Family Systems (IFS), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Brief Solution Focussed Therapy (BSFT). When dealing with all forms of trauma I use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-focused CBT (tfCBT) and a trauma-informed approach.

My experience

As a Registered Psychologist, I have provided psychological services within private practice, Medicare, workers compensation, motor accident compensation (CTP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Critical Incident Response and employee and manager counselling and coaching.

As an Organisational Psychologist, I have worked as a business owner / director, senior manager, and principal consultant in the private and public sector across a wide range of industries including ICT, Professional Services, Finance, Emergency Services, Justice and Corrections, Customs and Immigration, Mining and Construction, Real Estate, Property Development and Management, Health, Education, For Purpose, Aged Care, Housing and Homelessness, Hospitality, Entertainment, Arts and Culture.

I have worked in people, performance and culture and organisational development roles that have enabled me to design and deliver people policies and procedures and evidence-based interventions across the entire employee life cycle that create psychologically healthy workplaces and great places to work, as well as drive transformative change, performance enhancement, and deliver a return on investment. Safe to say there is not a workplace people challenge I haven’t dealt with!

I have managed multiple teams of staff and supervised numerous psychologists through Masters placement, 4+2 pathway, 5+1 pathway and organisational psychology endorsement.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 2022 Internal Family Systems
  • 2019 Mental Health First Aid
  • 2019 Providing allied health services in the NSW Motor Accidents CTP
  • Scheme State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA)
  • 2018 Medicare Provider (5468181)
  • 2018 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR), Assoc Prof Christopher Lee
  • 2017 NSW Allied Health Practitioner (16373), SIRA (Workcover)
  • 2013 Board-approved Supervisor, Australian Psychological Board, AHPRA
  • 2012 Endorsed Organisational Psychologist, College of Organisational Psychologists, Australia Psychological Society (MCOP)
  • 1998 Chartered Member Australian Human Resource Institute (CMAHRI)
  • 1997 Registered Psychologist (PSY0001161560), AHPRA
  • 1996 Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • 1996 Member Australian Human Resource Institute (MAHRI)

Qualifications

  • 2004 Certificate IV Workplace Assessment and Training, Port Adelaide Training and Development Centre
  • 1996 Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice, University of South Australia
  • 1994 Honours Psychology, Flinders University
  • 1993 Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Special Areas of Interest

I have over 20 years’ experience working as a psychologist, assisting adult and adolescent clients with a range of topics including:

  • Mental health and wellbeing: depression, low mood, lack of motivation, unhelpful thinking, overthinking, ruminating, worry, anxiety, panic disorder, phobia, emotion dysregulation, stress and burnout, resilience and wellbeing, grief and loss and identity (including gender and sexuality), self-harm and suicidal ideation.
  • Trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex Trauma (CPTSD), adult, adolescence, and childhood trauma and abuse, domestic and family violence, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue.
  • Health and Pain: Adjustment to Injury (Psychological and Physical), Pain Management, Chronic Medical Conditions, Health Anxiety, Healthy Lifestyle, Self-destructive Habits, Substance Misuse, Addiction, Disordered Eating, Body Image and Eating Disorders, Serious / Terminal Medical Conditions.
  • Neurodiversity: A neuroaffirmative approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, AuDHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), late adult diagnosis grief and adjustment.
  • Personal Effectiveness: Imposter syndrome, self-confidence, self-compassion, productivity, time management, organisational skills, procrastination, perfectionism, goals, meaning and purpose, adjustment to life transitions, self-sabotage.
  • Relationships and interpersonal effectiveness: couples and other relationship counselling, mediation and conflict resolution, effective / assertive communication / constructive conversations, emotional intelligence, social anxiety, managing expectations, boundaries and people pleasing, bullying.
  • Workplace Effectiveness: Vocational Counselling, Career and Development Planning, Workplace Behaviour Coaching, Performance Coaching, Vocational Rehabilitation, Early Intervention, Recover at Work, Return to Work, Thrive through Change, Business Coaching.
  • Leader Effectiveness: Effective Leadership, 360 Degree Feedback, From Team Member to Team Leader, Optimise Engagement, Wellbeing and Performance, Manage Mental Health in the Workplace, High Performance Coaching, Lead and Thrive through Change, Coaching  Executive to Front Line or Emerging Leaders).
  • Team Effectiveness: High Performance Teams, Team Wellbeing, Team Assessment and Interventions, Team Charter and Action Plan, Team Building and Development, Team Planning, Team Conflict and Mediation, Positive Team Culture (safe, respectful, inclusive).
  • Organisational Effectiveness: Psychosocial Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Psychological Safety, Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Performance Management and Development, Embrace and Work Effectively with Neurodiversity, Understand and  Respond to Domestic and Family Violence, Respect (Unconscious Bias, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, Discrimination, Bullying, Harassment, Sexual Harassment) and Trauma-Informed Practice.

Fee Schedule

Sessions of between 50-90 minute duration are available via Face to Face or Telehealth.

50 minute sessions are the standard length for individual sessions unless otherwise negotiated.

50 minute sessions:

  • Business Hour Sessions – Tuesday afternoon before 5.00pm and Friday morning from 9.00am are $260.00.
  • After Hour Sessions – Tuesday after 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am – are $300.00.

90 minute sessions:

90 minute sessions are allocated for trauma/EMDR, couple or other relationship counselling or as agreed.

These are usually booked as the first or last appointment.

  • Business Hour Sessions – Tuesday evening after 5.00pm and Friday morning before 9.00am are $390.00.
  • After Hour Sessions – 5.00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, 8.00am Friday – are $435.00/$450.00.

Medicare Rebates of $96.65, can be applied if you are under a Mental Health Care Plan referred by your GP or Psychiatrist, leaving a gap fee applicable of between $166.65 – $206.65 for 50 minute sessions and between $293.35 – $353.35 for 90 minute sessions.

Booking Information

Currently available for new bookings

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