Saniya Singh

Clinical Psychology Registrar

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

Saniya Singh


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

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Couples Therapy

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief & Loss

  • 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


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.


Saniya can understand or speak the following languages:

  • English

  • Punjabi

  • Hindi