Shelly Read

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Applied Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology
Master of Clinical Psychology

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” ~ Rumi

Meet Shelly:

Shelly is a Clinical Psychologist and has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families since 2000. In addition to private practice she has worked within various mental health settings in Canberra, London and the Gold Coast as both a clinician and a manager.

How Shelly can help you:
Shelly offers evidence based treatment for behavioural, social and emotional challenges. When working with young people Shelly actively includes parents and carers wherever possible, to ensure the best outcome for the young person and the wider family system. Adult patients can expect a warm, collaborative approach to therapy, in which they feel listened to and safe. Shelly also co-facilitates the DBT Program at The Lakeside Rooms and supports the integration of complimentary therapies.

Shelly has specialist training in the field of eating disorders and provides supervision, training and consultation in this area, as well as supervision in the wider mental health arena. She has published in the areas of mental health recovery and Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) for adolescent anorexia and bulimia.

Shelly is a STAP accredited supervisor, and can also provide professional supervision towards endorsement with the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Areas of Interest;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting
  • Helping people to find a greater connection to their inner acumen

Types of Therapy used:

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Enhanced (CBT-E)
  • Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT)
  • Systemic Family therapy informed by attachment theory

Shelly’s therapeutic approach stems from a non-judgemental and compassionate stance.

Publications Co-authored by Shelly
Bulimia nervosa in adolescents: a new therapeutic frontier, Journal of Family Therapy (2015).
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Family Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Anorexia. In L.Choate (Editor), Eating Disorders and Obesity. A Counsellor’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment (pp 399-423). Alexandria, USA: American Counselling Association, (2013). Click here to download

Anorexia in Adolescence and Maudsley Family Based Treatment. Journal of Counselling & Development, 90, 339-345, (2012). Click here to download

Volunteering as a community mental health educator: Positives and negatives for recovery. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 8(2),, (2009). Click here to download

Professional Associations:
Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists