Miss Carla-Renee Sherwood, B.Psych. Grad. Dip

About Me

Registered Psychologist (B. Psych, Grad Dip) EMDRAA Accredited EMDR Consultant I’m a Psychologist and EMDR Consultant with both EMDRAA and EMDRIA registration. I completed my EMDR Therapy Weekend 1 training in 2015 with Sigmund Burzynski in Australia and have since completed: - Weekend 2 training (Singapore, 2018) - Addiction Specific EMDR protocol training (Chiang Mai, 2018) - Became Accredited EMDR Practitioner (Dec, 2019) - 2 x EMDR Therapy Structural Dissociation Trainings (Mooloolaba, Australia, 2019, 2020) - 3 x Masterclass Advanced Trainings (2019, 2020) - 1 x Masterclass Intensive (2020) with Dr. Roger Solomon - Became EMDR Consultant (April, 2021) - Now working towards becoming EMDR Therapy Facilitator with the EMDR Institute in Australia with Sigmund Burzynski. These trainings focused on developing advanced skills to work with dissociative clients, PTSD, complex trauma and complex childhood trauma. I provide Online Telehealth Psychological sessions and am registered with Medicare so Australian clients may claim Medicare rebates on their Mental Health Treatment Plans (MHTP). Originally from Cairns, North Queensland, during the past decade I have worked across a number of settings including public health, private practice and inpatient treatment. Most recently, I lived and worked at a primary inpatient addiction treatment centre in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand for two years, providing psychological services to clients from around the world with complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, addictions, depression and anxiety, complex grief and loss, personality disorders, and food, body and sleep disorders. I am trained and experienced in a range of other therapeutic modalities, including: MI (Motivational Interviewing) DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) IFS (Internal Family Systems therapy) Mindfulness and Meditation practices. I value and practice a holistic and systematic approach to health and wellbeing through a combination of mind, body and soul work, and believe in the importance of nutrition as medicine. I consumes a plant-based diet and have also completed several nutrition and detoxification courses in Thailand. I am an avid yoga student with training in meditation and mindfulness techniques and have completed a number of silent meditation retreats in Australia and Thailand. I have completed numerous workshops, seminars and retreats with Buddhist Monks and meditation experts, including S. N. Goenka, Bruno Cayoun, Alan Wallace, Matthieu Ricard and Tenzin Palmo and actively study their philosophies and practices.  I approach my work with a ‘practice what you preach’ mentality. I have been on a personal health and wellbeing journey for 10 years, engaging in a range of different therapies, modalities and healing techniques. I believe having an open mind is important when healing trans-generational and family trauma patterns and there is no ‘one size fits all’.

Education & Experience

AHPRA Registered Psychologist (B. Psych. Grad. Dip) EMDRAA Approved EMDR Consultant. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Therapist

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Member of EMDRAA Member of EMDRIA AHPRA Medicare

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Residential Treatment Facility

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Medicare