Ivana Bacovic

Psychologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Currently completing Clinical Endorsement Program
  • Member of Australian Institute of Emotion Focussed Therapy (AIEFT)

Ivana holds general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

She practices in line with the Ethics and Ethical Guidelines issued by these bodies. She is approachable, passionate and committed to building strong therapeutic relationships with a client-centred, humanistic and strengths based approach. Her style is warm, respectful and collaborative. Ivana considers the therapeutic relationship as a key aspect of therapy and endeavours to create a safe environment for her clients. She utilises an integrative approach to therapy which acknowledges the individual needs of clients and how these may change throughout their life depending on the situations and stressors they experience. Ivana places emphasis on working collaboratively with family members and caregivers, as well as multidisciplinary teams including general practitioners, allied health professionals and schools to gain a deep understanding of the client to inform her treatment methods.

She takes a holistic approach to psychology, emphasising evidence based treatments and research to inform and tailor treatment plans. Her practice is underpinned by Acceptance and Commitment techniques, mindfulness and compassion focussed principles and informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Informed Therapy.

Ivana enjoys working across the lifespan, and has a particular interest in working in the areas of anger, addictions, anxiety and children. Ivana is an LGBTIQA+ Ally and her pronouns are she/her. Furthermore she is a bilingual clinician who can provide therapy in English and Serbian and has a strong passion for mental health and general wellbeing.

Ivana’s special areas of interest: 

  • Attachment Issues
  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Adults
  • Addictions

Ivana is available for in-person and telehealth appointments at our Camberwell location on Mondays,  Tuesdays  and Wednesdays. 

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