Clinical Psychology Registrar
B. Psych Science (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate
I am a Clinical Psychology registrar, completing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. Apart from working in private practice, I teach Honours and Undergraduate Psychology students at the University of Wollongong.
I have worked across private and public hospitals and social welfare/NGO settings over the last 4 years. I have also been involved in clinical research projects examining parent-child interactions therapy, alcohol and drug use, mental-health literacy and help-seeking behaviours at the University of Wollongong.
I have a particular interest in working relationally with people across a number of presentations (e.g. personality disorders, attachment difficulties, anxiety and depression). I like to take an integrated approach to the whole person - combining the biological, psychological and social facets within the cultural and political context of the person.
My therapeutic approach is informed by a combination of CBT, ACT and DBT with an attachment focus and an understanding of psychodynamic theory, grounded in evidence-based practice. I am passionate about helping people break their interpersonal patterns through long-term therapy using a compassion-focussed and collaborative approach.
Special Interest Areas
Saniya has special interests in the following areas:
Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse
Anxiety & Phobias
Grief & Loss
Saniya is trained and experienced in the following treatment approaches:
Transference Focussed Psychodynamic Therapy (TFP) - undergoing accreditation
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Family Based Therapy (FBT) for Eating Disorders
Saniya offers treatment for the following clients:
Adolescent (13-17 yo)
You can access a session with Saniya in one of the following ways:
Saniya has the following qualifications:
B. Psychological Science (Honours)
PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate
Registrations & Memberships
Psychology Board of Australia
Registration Number: PSY0002165503
Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)
Membership Number: 2143
Research & Publications
Bird, A., Underwood, L., Reese, E., Duursma, E., Singh, S., & Morton, S. M. B. (2019) Fathers’ perceptions of their parenting roles: Evidence from a large, contemporary, population-based cohort. Poster submitted for Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennual Conference 2019 Baltimore, US.
Saniya can understand or speak the following languages: