Clinical Psychology Registrar
Gamze is an authentic, non-judgmental and dedicated therapist who uses a client-centred, collaborative approach in her clinical practice. Gamze currently holds memberships with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. She is committed to working with her clients to assist them to address their difficulties and create more fulfilling lives based on increased self-awareness, self-compassion, and authenticity.
Gamze is available to work with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, phobias including social phobia, stress, difficulties with emotion regulation, perinatal, personality disorders, eating disorders, identity and self-esteem issues, sexual difficulties, anger management, and general relationships. The primary therapeutic modalities she draws on include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Gamze is also passionate about working with individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships. She believes that relationship conflict is an opportunity for couples to co-create a more genuine and intimate connection. Gamze works with couples or individual members of a couple using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), which is an evidence-based treatment that uses an attachment framework to understand relational issues. She assists clients to identify the underlying negative patterns that keep couples in a state of conflict and/or dissatisfaction. Gamze also works with individuals to understand and address any personal issues that may be getting in the way of their attracting, forming and maintaining healthy and satisfying relationships.
Gamze has practiced psychology in various settings including Grand Pacific Health, Illawarra Community Mental Health, Northfields Clinic, and Calvert & Associates Psychology. She is currently completing a PhD (Clinical Psychology) examining an important aspect of interpersonal relationships – how trust behaviours change after trust violation and repair, and the effect of personality traits on these trust dynamics – and has presented her findings at local and international conferences. Gamze has worked as a researcher in the areas of anxiety, addiction and aging, and has also taught psychology at the University of Wollongong. Gamze has a Turkish background and has additionally lived and worked in Japan giving her an understanding of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences.
Consultation 50 minutes $220 individuals and $250 couples
Medicare rebate $88.25
Private health fund rebate may apply
Available Friday’s in St Leonards including after hours appointments