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Carina Purdea
Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications & Training


Carina completed a Bachelor of Psychology degree and then an honours-equivalent Graduate Diploma in Psychology, before completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology. After her studies, Carina completed a two-year Clinical Registrar program to become an endorsed clinical psychologist registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

Experience & Therapeutic Approach


Carina has experience with a wide range of clients with diverse presenting problems, across a variety of settings, including private and public mental health sectors. Carina strongly believes that there should not be barriers to help-seeking so endeavors to work with clients respectfully and holistically, mindful of their individual circumstances. 


Carina sees clients who are seeking support/ treatment in relation to:

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety and panic disorders

  • Mood disorders (including Bipolar Disorders) 

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma/ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Personality disorders 

  • Grief and Loss

  • Family violence 

  • Substance use issues (including addiction)

  • Disordered eating 

  • Anger management

  • Gender and/or sexuality concerns

  • Relationship, attachment and/or parenting difficulties (individual therapy only)

  • Adjustment problems  

  • Autism Spectrum (including Aspergers)

  • Attention problems. 

Carina uses a warm, client-centered approach and primarily wants her clients to feel understood and gain insight into how they can best improve their condition. She believes that therapy is useful for everybody’s personal growth and would like to de-stigmatize help-seeking where possible. She uses frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing. 

Appointment Costs & Rebates


Appointments with Carina can be booked through our online booking system.


Carina provides Medicare rebates of $136.35 per appointment. You need to obtain a referral from your GP to be eligible for this rebate. If you have a private health insurance with extras, you may be able to claim through it (without a GP referral).

Click here to view further details about appointment costs.

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