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Dr Terence Bartholomew
Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications & Training

BAppSci, GDipPsych, GDipCrim, M.A., MClinPsych, PhD (Melb), MAPS  FCCLP

Terry is a fully registered psychologist with endorsement by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) as a Clinical Psychologist. He has full membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is a fellow of the APS college of Clinical Psychologists. Terry is also an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Therapeutic Approach / Area of Expertise


Terry has 20+ years of clinical experience but feels he is always learning from his clients. He has worked in hospital, University, not-for-profit and private practice settings both in Australia and overseas. He works with individual adults and couples. 

Terry operates within diversity, trauma-informed and social justice frameworks and is experienced in the following areas: relationship issues, psycho-legal difficulties and transitions, challenges for those who work in the performing arts, complex trauma, anxiety, family challenges, depression, identity struggles, neurodiversity, sexuality, gender, personality disorders, psychosis, men’s issues, self-harm, and substance use / addiction.

Terry has taught in graduate psychology programs at numerous Australian and international Universities. When not at SYP, he co-ordinates a university Masters program and provides clinical supervision to psychologist interns and registrars.  

He has experience with a range of modalities, including:

  • Brief Psychodynamic approaches

  • Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Solution Focused therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Emotion Focused therapy (EFT)

  • Trauma Informed therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Schema Therapy

  • Transformational Chair Work

  • Gottman Relationship therapy 

  • Integrative couple’s therapy 

Terry’s preference is to draw on these approaches as indicated by client and/or clinical factors, while remaining grounded in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic frameworks.

Terry sees the broad objective of most therapeutic work as providing a forum for his clients to enhance their insight and understanding, and for this to contribute to a more value-consistent and satisfying life. His approach is client-centred and collaborative.  His therapeutic process is curious and non-judgemental and utilises rapport, support, validation, pattern recognition, shared problem solving, and challenge to help clients improve their situation, insight, and resilience.

Appointment Costs & Rebates


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


If you have a Medicare card and a referral from a GP or psychiatrist, you may be able to receive a Medicare rebate of $136.35, for up to 10 appointments per calendar year. Please speak to your GP about your eligibility for this rebate. If you have a private health insurance with extras, you may be able to receive a rebate via your private health insurance (you do not require a GP referral to obtain private health rebates).


Click here to view further details about appointment costs.

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