Saniya Singh

Clinical Psychology Registrar

B. Psych Science (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate

Saniya Singh

About


I am a Clinical Psychology registrar, having completed the clinical requirements of the registrar program. I’m in the process of completing the research component of my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. Currently, I work at Westmead Hospital & teach clinical units at the University of Wollongong. Previously, I have worked across public & private hospitals with children, adolescents & adults in oncology, psychiatry, drug health services and social welfare/NGO settings over the last 5 years.


I work 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 cultural context of the person. My therapeutic approach derives from a combination of cognitive-behavioural (CBT), dialectal-behavioural (DBT) and schema approaches. I also use an attachment and psychodynamic lens to my work.

Special Interest Areas


Saniya has special interests in the following areas:


  • Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse

  • Anxiety & Phobias

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Couples Therapy

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief & Loss

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • Parenting

  • Personality Disorder

  • Personality Assessment

  • Psychosis

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual Difficulties

  • Trauma

Treatment Approaches


Saniya is trained and experienced in the following treatment approaches:

  • Schema Therapy

  • 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

Client Groups


Saniya offers treatment for the following clients:

  • Adult

  • Older Adult

  • Couple

  • Family

  • Adolescent (13-17 yo)

Treatment Modalities


You can access a session with Saniya in one of the following ways:

  • In-Person Sessions

  • Video Sessions

  • Telephone Session

Qualifications


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.


Woodbridge J, Townsend M, Reis S, Singh S, Grenyer BF. Non-response to psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 15:48674211046893. doi: 10.1177/00048674211046893. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34525867.

Languages


Saniya can understand or speak the following languages:

  • English

  • Punjabi

  • Hindi