Rosiel (Rosie) Elwyn, Provisional Psychologist
Rosie is Provisional Psychologist and has completed a Master of Psychology (Professional Psychology) at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) (Honours) at the University of Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast. Rosie’s pronouns are she/her/they.
Rosie has a particular interest and experience in working with those in the LGBTQAP+ community. She also has interest working with those who hear voices, experience extreme states, perceptual differences and unusual beliefs that may be considered or diagnosed as psychosis. Rosie has other specialised interests in: trauma and complex trauma, stress related to marginalisation or identity for diverse peoples, and chronic health conditions such as endometriosis, Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and chronic pain.
Rosie has a background as a peer practitioner in inpatient mental health units and community non-profit organisations for a number of years, and in Lived Experience research. She has experience delivering mental health services to individuals and groups in different settings including inpatient mental health wards, aged care residential facilities, non-profit organisations, community and respite facilities. She takes a collaborative, integrated approach to working with an individual in therapy, grounded in an individual's needs, personal goals, and informed by evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Compassion-Based Therapy, Schema Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced for disordered eating, Logotherapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Rosie has worked with people of diverse ages, genders, sexualities, cultures and ethnicities, dis/abilities and neurodivergence in different areas. These include: anxiety, social anxiety, stress, depression, shame, loss and grief, traumas and complex trauma, suicidal thoughts, identity and self-connection/self-reclamation, self-esteem, LGBTIQAP+ specific areas, body image issues, disordered eating, self-harm, voice-hearing, loneliness and interpersonal difficulties. Rosie seeks to provide an accepting, non-judgemental, respectful and supportive environment for personal exploration and growth.