Dr Isabel Fernandez
BPsych, DPsych (Clinical)
Dr Isabel Fernandez is the Principal Clinical Psychologist. Dr Fernandez established her practice 16 years ago.
Dr Isabel Fernandez completed her Bachelor in Psychology and Doctorate in Psychology at Murdoch University. She has trained and worked in settings such as King Edward Memorial Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Disabilities Services Commission, the Health and Welfare Branch of the WA Police Service and the Osborne Division of General Practice.
Dr Isabel Fernandez completed her doctoral research with an exploration of the impact of Endometriosis on quality of life and well-being of women and their partners. Her research and work in private practice has been recognised with the Elaine Dignan Award, a national award for her contribution to women and psychology. She is published in international journals, has been invited as a lecturer and guest speaker at universities and forums. Dr Fernandez provides clinical supervision to other psychologists.
Isabel's approach and therapy style is summarised below:
"My special interest in psychology is trying to help my clients make sense of what is going on in their lives and how they think and feel about it and how they are responding to it. Much of my work involves helping people work through unresolved feelings surrounding their past or current circumstances and helping them to improve their coping in the present. I believe that being genuine, and creating a safe, non-judgemental and accepting space for my clients to explore their experiences and concerns is fundamental to the therapy I provide. I feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to walk alongside my clients during a challenging time in their life and offer assistance so that they may move forward in a constructive and meaningful way"