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Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with adults in individual therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental clinician with a warm, gentle style.

Iris is a neurodivergent therapist, and she is LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with adults in individual therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental clinician with a warm, gentle style.

Iris is a neurodivergent therapist, and she is LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology
Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with adults in individual therapy. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients towards healing, growth, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental clinician with a warm, gentle style.

Iris is a neurodivergent therapist, and she is LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware.

Areas of interest

Iris helps adults with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Work/study dissatisfaction
  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • High sensitivity
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Perfectionism
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication skills
  • Sleep problems
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Gender development and identity issues
  • Health issues for people assigned female at birth
  • Pre- and postnatal mental health
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Self-development

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 several therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Schema Therapy
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Writing-based approaches
  • Eco-depth psychological approaches

Background and experience

Master of Counselling Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma in Writing, Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Psychology and English Literature)

Iris has experience working with individuals in private practice, community health, 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 is particularly interested in using writing practices to promote emotional healing and personal development.

Before 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 helps adults with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Work/study dissatisfaction
  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • High sensitivity
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Perfectionism
  • Panic attacks
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication skills
  • Sleep problems
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Gender development and identity issues
  • Health issues for people assigned female at birth
  • Pre- and postnatal mental health
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Self-development

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 several therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Schema Therapy
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Writing-based approaches
  • Eco-depth psychological approaches

Background and experience

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Psychology and English Literature), Graduate Diploma in Writing, Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, Master of Counselling Psychology

Iris has experience working with individuals in private practice, community health, 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 is particularly interested in using writing practices to promote emotional healing and personal development.

Before 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