Deborah Lawton

Deborah Lawton

Deborah Lawton is the principal psychologist and founder of Rose Park Psychology in Adelaide.

Currently Deborah is not seeing new clients. Our receptionists will be able to guide you to see the psychologist who can best meet your needs.

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 to 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 sleep-related disorders. She recognises that sometimes an inability to sleep is neglected when a client is undergoing other difficulties.

She sees clients individually for treatment of insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and compliance with CPAP treatment for sleep apnea. Her sessions begin an assessment of the type of sleep disorder you may have, before moving on to treatment strategies. In her treatment, she uses Mindfulness relaxation approaches, CBT-i, biofeedback, and evidence based sleep hygiene interventions.

 Psychologist Adelaide

Areas of Work

  • Organisational psychology
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Anxiety, PTSD, stress, and burn-out
  • Trauma counselling
  • Difficult life events

Deborah Lawton Psychologist Adelaide

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • Australian Psychological Society Practice Certificate in Sleep (2017)