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Mrs Shayne Horsman
Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications & Training


Shayne completed a six year Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. She graduated with distinction and was awarded the Dr K Gillis Prize in recognition of her academic achievement.


Shayne holds full registration and clinical endorsement with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is board approved to provide supervision for psychologists in training. In addition, Shayne is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). 

Experience/ Area of Expertise


For the past 11 years, Shayne has held numerous leadership roles in the public health sector. Within these roles she has provided therapy to inpatient adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. Outside of this inpatient work, Shayne has worked therapeutically in private practice with adult clients experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues. These include, yet are not limited to:


  • anxiety

  • depression/ low mood

  • relationship problems (individual therapy only)

  • grief/ bereavement

  • PTSD/ complex trauma/ attachment trauma

  • addictions

  • personality disorders

  • low self-esteem. 

Shayne also has significant experience working with culturally diverse clients. 

Therapeutic Approach / Area of Expertise


Shayne has trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches, and is committed to keeping up to date with new innovations in psychotherapy practice. As an integrative therapist, Shayne's approach is strongly underpinned by her training in psychodynamic theory (Object Relations) and practice, and central concepts from Schema Therapy, Transference Focused Therapy, Mentalization Based Therapy, and attachment-based frameworks that emphasize the development of a strong therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for change. Where needed, she incorporates frameworks that offer practical skill learning, such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).  

Shayne is particularly interested in helping her clients explore how earlier relationships and experiences influence the in the present. Therapeutically, Shayne works with her clients to identify and resolve unhelpful life patterns and deeply rooted emotional themes that restrict their personal growth, self-compassion, and fulfilling emotional connection to others. Her aim is to provide an attentive and collaborative space in which these patterns can be examined and respectfully challenged, in order to make room for uncovering new capacities and possibilities, and shaping new goals for health and well-being.

Appointment Costs & Rebates


Shayne provides Medicare rebates of $136.35 per session. 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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