Jessica Roberts is a qualified Psychologist holding registration in both Australia and the UK. Mrs Roberts has worked across an array of mental health care settings during and after her training within the government sector, private inpatient settings, social services, community outreach and outpatient services.
Within her experience, Mrs Roberts has worked with patients of different age groups across the lifespan, who have varied in their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and presentations.
Mrs Roberts works with an array of mental health problems including:
- specific phobia
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- eating disorders, anxiety disorders
- depressive mood disorders
- personality difficulties
- self-harming behaviours
- emotional dysregulation
- grief and loss
Mrs Roberts has also worked with interpreters to deliver assessment and treatment for those clients where English is not their first language. She has worked with clients experiencing adjustment distress as a result of becoming refugees or experiencing grief and loss.
Mrs Roberts’s main clinical modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) such as distress tolerance techniques, elements of schema informed therapy mindfulness and third wave CBT approaches. Mrs Roberts also takes a relational approach in her work empathising the importance of rapport and trust between patient and therapist.
Mrs Roberts has supervised junior and assistant psychologists and has also presented her research on cultural awareness at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies in Melbourne, Australia in June 2016.
Mrs Roberts has is actively committed to continuous professional development.