Cameron Rathbone

Cameron Rathbone

Cameron is a registered clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience working across community and inpatient mental health settings. Cameron is a compassionate, empathic and warm clinician, and is dedicated to tailoring evidence based psychological treatments to people’s individual situations while tapping into their unique strengths and values. He is keenly aware that making change requires courage and perseverance, and is committed to helping people to achieve their therapy goals.

Cameron is passionate about working with adults to help them overcome a range of psychological problems and cope with stressful life events. In particular, Cameron has significant experience in treating depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Cameron also has a strong interest in the impact that our social connections have on our emotional well-being, and enjoys helping people strengthen their interpersonal relationships.

Cameron’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), and he also incorporates elements from other evidence-based therapies (e.g. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, etc.) to enhance treatment outcomes. Cameron has a natural curiosity about people, and enjoys helping them understand how their particular challenges have come about and what might be maintaining them. This allows for a collaborative and encouraging approach to finding solutions and strategies to overcome them, and is particularly effective in helping people to sustain these changes long term. Cameron has successfully helped countless people overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues and improve the quality of their lives, using established tools to measure change and progress in therapy.

Areas of work:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Specific Phobias (e.g. fear of spiders, fear of heights, etc)
  • Social Phobia/Social Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with stressful life/work events
  • Interpersonal relationships – for example helping people expand their social circle, and improving their communication skills. (Please note that this is not relationship counselling)

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree – 2004 – 2008
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours – 1st class) – 2009
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) – 2010 – 2011
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with endorsement in clinical psychology