Lindsay Perlman is a Clinical Psychologist who has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. Her work focuses on the assessment and treatment of young adolescents, adolescents and adults with a range of clinical psychological needs, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, perinatal and postnatal depression as well as attachment and adjustment issues.
Lindsay’s approach is patient-centered and tailored to the specific needs of her clients. She works collaboratively to understand their presenting concerns and challenges.
Depending on the patient’s wishes and requirements, Lindsay uses a variety of evidence-based psychological tools and techniques, while at the same time offering the individual a ‘space’ in which to think, reflect and understand.
Lindsay favours both an empathic and eclectic approach to treatment, which is comprised of various evidence-based treatment programs.
Some of these interventions include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy.
Treatments are selected based on the individual’s presenting needs, working collaboratively, and providing a safe and containing space for issues to be explored and processed.
Lindsay’s strong belief is that with greater self-awareness, comes increased self-compassion, understanding and acceptance.
She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults across a number of health settings, including psychiatric hospitals, anxiety clinics and private practice.
A particular passion of Lindsay’s is in the area of mother-baby attachment. She currently facilitates groups on post-natal depression, mother-baby attachment and parenting.
Lindsay’s Masters Degree thesis was focused on ‘attachment’, specifically examining the impact of early infant social withdrawal from the caregiver and its’ bearing on social, cognitive, emotional and psychological development.
Based on her research and practical experience, Lindsay believes early intervention in the attachment relationship paves the way for greater emotional, psychological, cognitive and social development for the infant.
Lindsay is also accredited in the internationally acclaimed Circle of Security Parenting Program, which is based on attachment theory principles.
Prior to completing her Masters degree in clinical psychology, Lindsay completed a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology and worked in the consulting arena for ten years.
For much of this time she worked at Deloitte, a global Management Consulting firm where she specialised in ‘Change Management’, assisting employees at various levels to integrate and manage change and its complexities more effectively. The role also focused on Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.