Justine Diggens - Clinical Psychologist
BSc(Psych)(Hons), MA(Clinical Psych)
Justine is a registered clinical psychologist with many years experience in providing assessment, diagnosis and therapy for adults across a wide range of presenting concerns. She has worked clinically in non-government organisations, private practice and at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She has also held a number of research positions and conducted specialist training of health-care professionals in various university and hospital settings.
Justine enjoys working with her clients in an open, respectful and collaborative manner. She takes a humanistic and client-centred approach to therapy, and brings warmth and compassion to her sessions. She provides both short-term and longer-term therapy, and will tailor treatment to meet your specific hopes, goals and needs. Justine can assist you in exploring and understanding your concerns, increasing self-awareness, improving decision-making, enhancing self-esteem, gaining greater control over problems, and striving towards positive change.
Areas that Justine can help you with include relationship and interpersonal difficulties at home or work, stress, depression, panic attacks, excessive worry, perfectionism, problems with anxiety, sleep difficulties, low self-esteem, past trauma or abuse, grief and loss, and adjustment to major life transitions or change. She has a particular interest and specialist clinical experience working with individuals and families who are affected by cancer, illness or chronic disability.
Justine uses evidence-based therapies in her practice, drawing often on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative and Solution Focussed approaches. She is also strongly influenced by Psychodynamic, Interpersonal and Existential schools of thought.