Lorna Macaulay

Senior Psychologist (She/Her)

Trauma

Anxiety

LGBTQIA+ Issues

Vulnerability

Adolescent Therapy

Stress

Sexuality & Gender

Couples Therapy

Depression

Rates & Availability

Standard Fee is $255.00
Senior Psychologist
($93.35 Medicare Rebate available*)
Out-of-pocket is $161.65

Couples Therapy Fee is $350
(No Medicare Rebate)

Days: Mon, Thur
Online via video call

* The Medicare rebate is available to clients under the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

Book With Lorna

Kind

Creative

Good At Tough Love

Sensitive and Gentle

Queer-Identifying

Non-Judgemental

Get to know Lorna

I am passionate about helping my clients to improve their relationships; both their relationship with themselves and those that are important to them. I want you to know that I’m here to validate your experience – whatever it may be – in a way that is non-judgemental, respectful and understanding.

The reality is, you are unique. So I tailor my approach using a range of therapeutic skills including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focus Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

I use these therapeutic tools to help you build an understanding of how your experiences have affected your inner world and relationships and to support you in recognising and honouring the strengths you already possess.

As a queer-identifying person I am passionate about ensuring other members of this community, and other groups that may experience marginalisation and discrimination, have access to affirming care and support that recognises the systemic and societal challenges that exist. My work with clients recognises that we exist with systems that are not always supportive of us and who we are.

 

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
― Viktor E. Frankl

My early career as a youth worker inspired my passion for helping people to move towards living the lives they want to lead. These young people were unhoused and had often experienced trauma, ruptures in their most important relationships, and faced a lot of uncertainty. Despite this, I watched as they worked with me so they could engage with school, learn living skills and plan for their futures.

I have spent the last 6 years working with families who have experienced significant adversity, and child protection services. My work centred on helping families – parents and children – move to a place where they felt safer, happier and more secure. I supported families to understand how trauma had impacted them whilst highlighting their resilience and coping skills. 

I helped adolescents, parents, and families better understand each other’s perspective, and develop new ways of communicating and resolving problems whilst strengthening their relationships. Watching families move towards healing and connection inspired me to turn up to work every day.

Lorna’s Tip For Staying In The Now

Our minds are skilled at drawing us towards rumination about the past or worry about the future. Our minds can pull us into reliving experiences, and the feelings that come with this, again and again.

When our mind does this we miss what is happening right now.

In the present. I like to practise bringing myself into the present moment when I am walking my dog. I consciously notice my dogs happy face, flowers, the sound of my feet on the pavement, street art & the sound of the trees so I can be there for the walk and get as much enjoyment out of it as my dog does.

Outside The Therapy Room…

At the moment I am into learning how to stand on my head. I love yoga and have decided that arm balances and inversions need to be in my practice. It’s a little bit scary but so fun.

When I’m not working you will probably find me at a café in Marrickville enjoying brunch after walking my dog.

My Therapy Song…

Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine