Meet our Psychologists
Meet Registered Psychologist, Rebecca Confoy (she/ her)
Rebecca is a Psychologist with 20 years of experience working in mental health settings. Graduating from Deakin University with a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, which followed a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Sociology majors) at Swinburne University in Victoria, Rebecca feels deeply held gratitude for her career journey. Wisdom from client lived experiences has taught Rebecca a great deal and it is a privilege to have been able to share those many moments in time.
Rebecca commenced her career working psychiatric rehabilitation in metro, regional and rural parts of Victoria, doing group therapy work and home based outreach programs. It was here that person-centred approaches and strength-based models caught her attention as especially valuable in recovery from serious mental illness.
Rebecca then went on to work in community health settings, providing psychological therapy to treat problem gambling and other compulsive behaviours challenges. After relocating from the city to a quiet coastal town, Rebecca started working exclusively with young people, providing psychological therapy to individuals, and their families, experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. It was here that Rebecca spent many years in-reaching to local secondary schools students and collaborating with GPs and nurses in purpose built Doctor Clinics in some especially selected schools.
Being part of the school communities was a thoroughly enjoyable chapter in her career. One of the things it revealed to Rebecca was the way in which food and eating can mean different things to young people, and it has been satisfying to help young people see the distinctive link between food and mood. Rebecca has experience working with eating disorders, managing the clinical care component and collaborating with treatment teams to optimise health outcomes.
These days Rebecca continues to share the message of 'health at every size' in her work supervising other mental health practitioners, in both community health and private practice. She loves the idea of spreading her joy to other parts of Australia and looks forward to making new connections, and learning more stories of personal growth and resilience through Liberation Clinic.
Rebecca is inspired by traditional ways of 'being' and enjoys restorative yoga practices throughout the week, along with running with her dog through the tea-tree nestled behind a long stretch of ocean beach. When her kelpie 'Possum' frantically chases the waves but can never quite catch them, this makes her smile. So too does going home to see the cat 'Poh', stretched out and sleeping soundly in the dog's bed. There are often debates in her home with her teen children over which is better, cats or dogs, of course this is only ever whispered softly, well out of range from Poss and Poh.
*Please note that Rebecca provides consultations via videoconference only, for clients anywhere in Australia.