Lorna Murphy is a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.) She graduated from Monash University in 1997. Since then, Lorna has worked in forensic settings, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, community health and Relationships Australia.
She has been in private practice since 2009. Lorna will see individuals and couples who are age 16 and above. Her approach has been described as creative and empowering. She encourages us to regain our confidence and vitality. Lorna is invested in helping us navigate the suffering, trauma and grief that life brings. The focus is on resilience and recovery and getting back to a joyful meaningful existence. The interventions are influenced by positive psychology principles which focus on our strengths and values. Lorna helps to challenge the negative beliefs with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and "loosen the grip" of anxiety and depression with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These therapies build your resources, with the aim of developing emotional tolerance. The most significant resource is you and how you can develop your "superpowers."