Dr Louise Du Chesne

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Clinical Psychologist MAPS FCCLP Diploma of Gestalt Therapy
Telehealth available

Dr Louise Du Chesne is an experienced clinical psychologist. She has worked extensively with people recovering from traumatic events or crises caused by family violence, sexual assault and childhood abuse and neglect. Louise has an interest in women’s mental health and is experienced in working with women to address issues that can arise around fertility, parenting, menopause and ageing as well as experiences of discrimination and violence.  She works with couples and individuals around their intimate personal relationships as well as with individuals who experience addiction, anxiety and depression. She has experience in supporting people with health challenges such as cancer. Louise works with members of LGBTIQ++ community and she welcomes referrals for assistance regarding LGBTIQ++ adults, couples and adolescents.

From a treatment perspective, Dr Louise Du Chesne is trained in a number of modalities including Gestalt Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  In both her research and her clinical work Louise has focused on the role of shame in maintaining psychological distress, including trauma symptoms.  A strong and supportive therapeutic relationship and the process of therapy are important aspects of treatment and are attended to with care.

Dr Louise Du Chesne is an accredited supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia and provides supervision to a small number of clinical psychology registrars and other mental health professionals.

Please email or call Louise to discuss potential referrals.

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