Shatel PatelClinical Psychologist
Following completion of her BSc in Psychology and MSc in The Foundations of Clinical Psychology, Shetal attained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Christ Church Canterbury in the UK. Since moving to Australia, Shetal has been endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist by the Australian Board of Psychologists (AHPRA) and is authorised to provide clinical psychology services under Medicare.
Shetal has specialist training in various treatment models, including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and specific attachment-based interventions, namely Circle of Security (COS) and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). This means she is able to offer flexible, integrative, client-centred and evidence-based interventions to clients with a variety of difficulties.
Shetal has over 20 years of experience working in mental health, working with clients across the lifespan with a range of mild to severe level of difficulty. She has worked for many years in both community and inpatient settings as a Clinical Psychologist. Most recently, Shetal worked in a specialist Community Perinatal Team in the UK, where she designed and led the psychology arm of Service. This involved setting up and running the first perinatal DBT service in the UK.
Shetal has also been involved in the training of clinical psychologists in the UK; she has provided doctorate level teaching for clinical psychology courses and is also a trained clinical supervisor in the UK.