About

Iris Ravelle Lockyer

Psychologist

Iris is a fully registered psychologist with a client-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding individuals’ experiences, and working collaboratively with her clients towards healing and growth. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTIQA+ affirmative and aware clinician.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer

Psychologist

Iris is a fully registered psychologist with a client-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding individuals’ experiences, and working collaboratively with her clients towards healing and growth. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTQIA+ aware and affirmative clinician.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology
Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer

Psychologist

Iris is a fully registered psychologist with a client-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding individuals’ experiences, and working collaboratively with her clients towards healing and growth. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style. Iris is an LGBTIQA+ affirmative and aware clinician.

Areas of interest

Iris works with adolescents (15+) through to older adults experiencing:

  • Generalised anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Academic/work performance difficulties
  • Transitional life changes
  • Adjustment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Gender development and identity issues
  • Women’s health issues

Therapeutic approaches

Iris has an eclectic approach to therapy, and works collaboratively with her clients to tailor the process to their needs and preferences. She uses a variety of evidenced-based therapeutic approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Writing Therapy
  • Strengths-based approaches

Background and experience

Iris has experience working with adults and adolescents in private practice, community health, school and university settings. Through her Master’s research Iris examined the use of creative writing practices to facilitate positive psychological change following trauma, known as post-traumatic growth. She has a particular interest in the use of writing to support personal development and therapeutic work.

Prior to working in psychology Iris worked in the community sector and an agency environment, and she brings an understanding of these settings to her clinical work.

Areas of interest

Iris works with adolescents (15+) through to older adults experiencing:

  • Generalised anxiety and perfectionism
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Academic/work performance difficulties
  • Transitional life changes
  • Adjustment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Gender development and identity issues
  • Women’s health issues

Therapeutic approaches

Iris has an eclectic approach to therapy, and works collaboratively with her clients to tailor the process to their needs and preferences. She uses a variety of evidenced-based therapeutic approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Writing Therapy
  • Strengths-based approaches

Background and experience

Iris has experience working with adolescents and adults in private practice, community health, school and university settings. Through her Master’s research Iris examined the use of creative writing practices to facilitate positive psychological change following trauma, known as post-traumatic growth. She has a particular interest in the use of writing to support personal development and therapeutic work.

Prior to working in psychology Iris worked in the community sector and an agency environment, and she brings an understanding of these settings to her clinical work.

About Iris Lockyer | Private Psychologist Healsville Yarra Valley