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Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding her clients’ experiences, and working collaboratively towards growth, healing, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style.

Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding her clients’ experiences, and working collaboratively towards growth, healing, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style.

Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.

Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology
Iris Ravelle Lockyer IRL Psychology

Iris Ravelle Lockyer (she/her)

Counselling Psychologist

Iris is a counselling psychologist with a person-centred approach to therapy. She is passionate about understanding her clients’ experiences, and working collaboratively towards growth, healing, and wholeness. She is a non-judgemental therapist with a warm interpersonal style.

Iris is an LGBTQIA+ affirmative and aware clinician.

Areas of interest

Iris helps adolescents (14+) through to older adults with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Work/study dissatisfaction
  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • 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
  • Women’s health issues
  • 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 a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Writing-based approaches
  • Depth psychology 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 adults and adolescents in private practice, community health, and 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 using writing practices to facilitate emotional healing and personal development.

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 helps adolescents (14+) through to older adults with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress and burnout
  • Work/study dissatisfaction
  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • 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
  • Women’s health issues
  • 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 a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic principles
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Writing-based approaches
  • Depth psychology 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 adults and adolescents in private practice, community health, and 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 using writing practices to facilitate emotional healing and personal development.

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