Deborah Lawton is the principal psychologist and the founder of Rose Park Psychology. She relates to her clients with respect and brings a down to earth, analytical and rational approach to a wide range of problems. Deborah’s aim is to allow people to become more themselves, unfettered by problems of previous trauma, anxiety and depression.
Her approach is to first gain a good understanding of the nature of the issue and examine the solutions that the person has already tried. She assumes that people are already doing their best to rationally solve their problem. Often people are unaware of the behaviour patterns that can inadvertently be making the problem worse. She also takes a positive psychology approach, identifying what people are doing well and supporting this behaviour.
She has recently taken a much deeper interest in insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder and the other disorders. She recognizes that sometimes an inability to sleep is neglected when a client is undergoing.
She sees clients individually for treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and compliance with CPAP treatment for sleep apnoea. Her sessions will begin an assessment of the type of sleep disorder you may have. In her treatment, she uses mindfulness relaxation approaches, CBT-i, biofeedback and evidence based sleep hygiene interventions.
Areas of Interest
- Organisational Psychology
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Panic Attack
- Anxiety, PTSD, stress and burn-out
- Trauma counselling
- Difficult life events
Qualifications and Memberships
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Board of Australia
Australian Psychological Society Practice Certificate in Sleep (2017)