Clinical psychologists provide psychological treatment and support for patients, their carers and families who may be experiencing distress from anxiety, panic, phobias, depression and other adjustment issues related to living with cancer.
- Dr Toni Lindsay (doctorate clinical & health psychology) – Clinical Psychologist
Toni Lindsay is a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the field of oncology and haematology for approximately eight years. She completed her training in clinical psychology in 2009 and has been working at RPA/Chris O’Brien Lifehouse ever since. Toni works with patients of all ages, including children and adults, but has a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults. Toni regularly attends professional development activities to keep up to date with changes in practice, and is the chair of the adolescent and young adult group at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Toni works with a range of therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy as well as existential therapy. She is currently the Acting Team Leader for the psycho-oncology service.
- Nicole Ferrar – Clinical Psychologist
Nicole Ferrar has been a Clinical Psychologist for 12 years and has been working in the field oncology for seven years. She has a Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of South Australia and has participated in regular professional development, training and further education ever since.Nicole has skills and experience in working with people of all ages, from young children through to the elderly, and she has worked with a diverse range of patients presenting with many and varied issues. Nicole values the opportunity to help patients extract meaning from their experiences and emotionally navigate their cancer journey with the support of therapy. She is comfortable working with patients from diagnosis through to survivorship or when they are confronting the end of their lives. Nicole feels privileged to work in the field of oncology as she finds that patients (and their loved ones) are very genuine in their interactions and communication at such a critical time in their lives.