Dr Rebecca Barns

Clinical Psychologist
Psych Reg No. PSY0002422311

Rebecca (she/her) has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology as well as a masters in developmental psychology. She has 10 years experience working in research and clinical settings (inpatient and outpatient) in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Rebecca enjoys working with adults with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image issues, perfectionism, chronic stress as well as PTSD and complex PTSD. She is an empathetic clinician, who aims for her clients to feel understood and fully seen in order to develop a trusted and connected therapeutic relationship. She offers support for clients to explore their inner selves, life experiences and strengths alongside working actively to provide practical skills and tools. Rebecca is deeply committed to coming alongside her clients, to cheerlead, to challenge and ultimately to empower them to work toward their life worth living goals.

Rebecca works collaboratively, meeting each client with where they are. Based on individual needs and preferences she draws from a range of evidence-based therapies. Her approaches include schema therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy / cognitive behavioural therapy enhanced for eating disorders (CBT-E), Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Rebecca is an ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician. She supports the Health at Every Size (HAES) approach and works from a non-dieting framework.

Rebecca is passionate about working holistically with clients. She is a trained yoga teacher (RYT 200) and also certified in trauma centre trauma sensitive yoga (TCTSY). Where clients have an interest, she is able to integrate yoga-based skills into therapy to gently support clients to reconnect with their body.

Rebecca is an APHRA board approved supervisor. She is available to provide eating disorder supervision to psychologists and other professionals from different backgrounds.

Contact Rebecca at The Psychological Health Centre.