Faye Scanlan

Clinical Psychologist

Not currently accepting new clients

I am a clinical psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and AHPRA. I have with experience working with young people, their family and friends. I work with people experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including depression and other mood disturbance, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, stress, self-esteem issues, school avoidance/refusal, disordered eating, trauma-related difficulties, gender identity concerns and substance use issues.

I work flexibly from a variety of different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, and motivational interviewing. I am interested in approaches to therapy that support people to make sense of their challenges in the context of their life experiences. I am currently completing my Cognitive Analytic Therapy training and supervision at In Dialogue. I recognise that many of us will have had prior experiences of adversity in our lives. I always work in a trauma-informed way, prioritising creating a safe space and a supportive relationship. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and those who identity as gender diverse and/or same- sex attracted/bisexual/questioning/asexual.

I approach every person I work with in an individual way and work together with them to figure out what their challenges are and what they would like to get out of coming to therapy. I also focus on working with a person to identify the strengths and resources they already have, and those they would like to build on.

I am passionate about supporting the mental health of young people, families and carers and continuing to improve our mental health services. I have worked in the field of youth mental health for 15 years in research and service development roles. I am particularly interested in developing practical resources for clinicians, young people and families and carers based on current best-practice. Alongside my role at In Dialogue I also work at headspace – Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.