Rachel Laws

Clinical Psychologist

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

  • Masters of Clinical Psychology

  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor

Meet Rachel

Rachel is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals lead happier more fulfilling lives. With a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, Rachel creates a safe and supportive space for individuals to navigate the challenges they face.

Rachel has a strong focus on client centred care and engages a holistic approach to benefit individuals’ overall health and wellbeing. At the heart of her practice is a focus on evidence-based approaches, which she combines with a deep understanding of each person’s unique needs and experiences. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship difficulties, or any other life challenge, Rachel will work with you in a collaborative manner to find the best path forward.

Drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based interventions, Rachel will create a customised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and personal goals. Rachel enjoys working closely with clients to maximise their engagement and enjoyment in meaningful activities and interpersonal relationships. With a commitment to helping you understand your thoughts and behaviours, Rachel will empower you to make positive changes that last.

Areas of special interest

  • Anxiety disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specific phobias, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionism and performance anxiety, and excessive worry/rumination

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Adjustment to life transitions/changes

  • Grief & loss

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Alcohol use issues

  • Sleeping difficulties & insomnia

  • Workplace challenges

  • Stress & burnout

  • Trauma and acute stress

Therapeutic approaches

  • Schema Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety conditions

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Motivational Interviewing for behavioural change

  • Grief counselling

  • Resilience training

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindfulness-based interventions
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Level 2 (Advanced) trained

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Memberships & registrations

  • Registration to provide Clinical Psychology services with Medicare

  • Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (PSY0001896434) and endorsement of Clinical Psychology as an area of practice

  • AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor

  • Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association


Rachel sees adults at our Alexandria consultation rooms on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and online via video on Mondays and Fridays.