Dr Nia Sheppard

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours in Psychology

  • Masters of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology with Distinction

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Meet Nia

Nia trained and worked as a senior clinical psychologist in the United Kingdom, and she has recently made Sydney her home. Nia enjoys working with people with a wide range of presenting difficulties including anxiety, low mood, emotion dysregulation and trauma. She has experience utilising a variety of evidence-based interventions, for individuals and group therapy. Nia’s experience includes working in community as well as inpatient settings with people adjusting to life changes such as brain injury.

Nia is committed to creating a safe and compassionate environment for clients to feel heard and supported on their journey to improved wellbeing. She is passionate about working with people to guide an understanding of their difficulties and learn new skills to manage adversity.

Areas of special interest

  • Anxiety difficulties including excessive worry, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety, OCD and phobias

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Emotion dysregulation

  • Drug and alcohol issues

Therapeutic approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness-based interventions

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills

Memberships & registrations

  • Provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PSY0002768427)

  • Currently completing the required transitional program for overseas psychologists to practice as a clinical psychologist in Australia

Availability

Nia sees adults and older teens at our Alexandria consulting rooms and online via video on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.