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I suppose there are several things that underlie my approach to my life. One of these is a deep appreciation for the Earth and all of its inhabitants and a life-long interest in how we can better live in harmony with it, as well as with others.  Another, is an interest in exploring all facets of Psychology especially human growth and development. My interest in the Earth and our relationship with it, as well as my interest in healing and health have also led to an exploration of complementary medicine and health care. Through all these interests I have developed a deep appreciation for personal responsibility and the healing abilities of both the body and the mind.

My interests are manifested in many different ways. I have chosen a career in Psychology and founded a private practice Psychology clinic in 2006. It has had several names including “Jasmine Place”, “Dr Pamela Seaton & Associates” and now, “Regional and Rural Mental Health Services”. Although I have broad experience in Psychology, my special interest in this area is working with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum, which was first sparked while working with  Professor Tony Attwood early in my career. I find working with ‘Aspies’ fun, interesting and rewarding.

As I have always believed that where possible, prevention is a better course of action than cure, I have also been interested in complimentary medicine and health care. Earlier in my life I trained as, what was then known as a “Natural Therapist”, particularly in the use of herbs and body work. However, I have not worked professionally in this area for many years.

My love of our planet and interest in healthy living also manifests in a life-long interest in gardening, particularly organics and permaculture, as well as raising animals in ways that enable them to experience and express their species’ specific nature. I currently am the steward of 165 acres on which I garden to provide as much of my own food as possible. I also share the property with chickens (White, as well as Buff Sussex), horses (Welsh Cobs and Friesians) and cows (Minature Belted Galloways).

 

 

About

Pamela Seaton, BSc(Hons), DPsych(Clin), MAPS, MAPSCCP, Clinical Psychologist

I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of New England (UNE). I have a special interest and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and support of children, adolescents and adults on the Autistic Spectrum. As Clinical Psychologist, I utilize scientifically researched assessment methods and many therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Behaviour Management Therapy.

In my clinical practice, I enjoy providing a safe and supportive environment for children, adolescents and adults to explore and understand their current difficulties and to learn new skills to help them achieve their individual goals. I will always remember one of my Doctoral lecturer’s statements, “Remember you, as Clinical Psychologists are change agents, helping your clients to achieve the changes they want to make in their lives. Your goal is also to make yourself become redundant in their lives”.

In addition to my interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Autistic Spectrum Conditions, I also have specialised training and clinical experience in:

  • Psychological and psychometric assessment, including Neuropsychological assessment
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Assessment of and intervention for ADD, ADHD and behavioural disorders, such as Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Assessment of, and individual and family therapy for Psychosis
  • Anxiety disorders, including panic and phobias
  • Trauma related disorders
  • Eating disorders assessment and intervention
  • Treatment for sleep disturbance
  • Chronic Pain management

I am a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS), am a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychology (CCLIN), have full Psychologist Registration, with Clinical endorsement, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), am a member of Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBC), am a member of Australian Center on Quality of Life (ACQOL) and an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

Contact

The best way to contact me is by email as I am usually seeing clients throughout the day time.

Phone: 07 4637 9989

Email:

Postal: PO Box 6097, TOOWOOMBA WEST QLD 4350