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Tara Hickey

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Tara Hickey

Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness Teacher

B.A (Hons), M.A, DClinPsych, MBSR/MSC Teacher.

I specialise in using Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) since travelling to Europe several years ago to train with its founder, Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE. I continue to receive supervision from Prof. Gilbert on a regular basis. CFT focuses on building an inner capacity to respond more wisely and kindly to life’s difficulties. I am also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and continue to use this approach, as needed.

In addition, I am Mindfulness teacher and have undertaken training in Australia (Monash University and Openground) as well as in the United States. I have trained with Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer, two of the world’s leading teachers in the field of mindfulness and self-compassion. I am a graduate of the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training (Earthrise, Petaluma, California). I am the contact person in Victoria for Compassionate Mind Australia.

My clinical areas of interest include:
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • psychosis
  • trauma and PTSD
  • stress management
  • high shame and criticism
  • youth difficulties
  • personal growth
  • mindfulness
  • relaxation

I consult at the East Melbourne practice.