Rebecca Thomas (Business and Relationships Manager and Organisational Psychologist)
Rebecca is a psychologist with over 10 years of professional experience, working with people of all ages and in a diverse range of contexts. Rebecca is also co-founder of Shine Bright Psychology, working in partnership with Simone Turner. Shine Bright Psychology strive to deliver quality focused, evidenced-based, integrated, and reliable psychology services to young people.
Rebecca has discovered a passion for working with adolescents in particular, and recognises the enormous value that can come from bringing treatment services to schools, and working in partnership with the wellbeing team and other health services.
Rebecca is also an organisational psychologist, specialising in the promotion of psychologically healthy workplaces and mental health awareness at work. Rebecca has diverse experience in work environments, and provides a range of services, including subject matter expertise consulting, coaching, seminars, workshops and other corporate wellbeing services.
Over the years Rebecca has had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, and has experience in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, adjustment and transition difficulties, study and work pressures, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, social difficulties and bullying.
Rebecca recognises the importance of adapting the therapeutic approach to suit the needs and learning style of the client, and the challenges they face. Thus Rebecca is versed in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing (MI), narrative therapy, various coaching models, conflict resolution and mediation.
When she’s not working Rebecca loves spending time with her family and friends, and her three cheeky little dogs.
Simone Turner (Clinical Practice Manager and Clinical Psychologist)
Simone Turner is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and parents, in a range of different settings. Simone is a warm, compassionate and enthusiastic psychologist whom endeavours to achieve the best therapeutic outcomes for all of her clients. It is of paramount importance to Simone that she provides her clients with a safe, secure and understanding environment.
Simone has a vast amount of clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of disorders, including but not limited to; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (such as depression), sleeping difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural difficulties and learning difficulties.
Simone is skilled in a range of therapeutic techniques and evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy.
As the Clinical Practice Manager of Shine Bright Psychology, Simone recognises the need and importance of providing high quality, reliable, and supportive psychological services, to all young people and their families.
In her spare time Simone loves to play sport, go to the beach and spend time with her family and friends.