Dr. Rebecca Guest (Bec) is a consulting Clinical Psychologist who first started working at the READ Clinic in 2010.
She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at The University of Newcastle followed by her Psychology Honours year. Rebecca completed her 4-year post-graduate degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Charles Sturt University graduating with Distinction and awarded the Executive Dean’s Prize for Academic Excellence. Rebecca gained her Doctorate, PhD at The University of Sydney, in the area of rehabilitation psychology whilst also working in private practice 3 days per week.
Rebecca is registered with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and AHPRA, and is an Assoc. Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She is Medicare, WorkCover, Private Health Fund, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accredited. Rebecca works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework.
Rebecca predominantly works with adult mental health, however her holistic approach often also encompasses late adolescent mental health a particular area of clinical treatment interest. As part of Rebecca’s holistic approach to mental health, she recognises the importance of, and practices a physically healthy lifestyle for optimal mental health, and actively promotes, and incorporates this into her mental health clinical treatment work.
Rebecca adheres to a theory of continued learning whilst also working in private practice, allowing her to bring latest evidenced based practices into the clinical setting. She is the author of several peer reviewed clinical publications and continues to add to the profession of psychology via this medium. This commitment has been recognised by The University of Sydney awarding Rebecca an Australian Post Graduate Scholarship Award over three years (2015-2018) to develop a doctoral thesis by publication in the area of rehabilitation psychology. Her research aims to identify evidenced-based treatments to prevent the common psychological injuries of Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder experienced by those who suffer a motor vehicle accident.
Rebecca’s areas of interest include:
- Generalised Anxiety
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Pain Management
- Assertiveness and Communication
- Stress Management
- Grief and Loss
- Social Phobias and Fears
- Chronic Pain Management
Rebecca works: Mon 8am – 5pm, Tue 8am-5pm, Wed 8:30am – 5pm, Thurs 9am – 5pm