Dr Francesca Thomson
About Dr Francesca Thomson
Francesca is an experienced clinical psychologist who is passionate about working alongside young people and their families to foster greater understanding and resilience during times when they are feeling most vulnerable.
She primarily works with young people (aged under 18) and their families, but is also open to seeing young adults.
Francesca believes the first step towards meaningful change is forming an authentic therapeutic relationship. Help seeking isn’t always easy, and so Francesca aims to provide a gentle, open, compassionate, and non-judgemental space for her clients to connect and be themselves. Whilst she thoroughly enjoys working individually with a young person, her experience has also highlighted the importance of working holistically within the system around them.
Francesca is primarily trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. She understands however, that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ therapy, and so collaboratively tailors her approach to suit the individual needs and goals of her clients. Francesca draws from other evidence-based techniques including acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion focussed therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, narrative therapy, person centred therapy, art and play therapy, family-based therapies and social skills training.
Francesca has experience working with stress, anxiety, low mood, emotional dysregulation, low self-esteem, individuation, school related difficulties (including learning and social difficulties), behaviour problems, bullying, perfectionism, developmental trauma, family issues, sexuality concerns, identity issues, existential concerns, and parenting support.
Francesca also offers cognitive and educational assessments.
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Francesca completed a Bachelor of Arts (with First Class Honours in Psychology) and Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University. She has worked extensively in public, non-profit, academic, and educational settings. Francesca has authored research articles in prominent academic journals that focus on the wellbeing of caregivers for young people facing complex physical and mental health challenges.
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