About
Portrait of Andrea Schwede

Andrea Schwede

BA(Hons) MPsychClin MAPS FCCLP

Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications

Trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Queensland, Andrea holds the following qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Honours in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major in Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists
  • PsyBA Board Approved Supervisor

Specialisation

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - CBT

CBT focuses on identifying, challenging, and changing:

  1. a person's problematic thoughts (cognitive distortions)
  2. what a person does and/or doesn’t do as a result of these thoughts (associated behaviours)
  3. to improve how the person feels (emotion regulation)

CBT also teaches skills to develop personal coping strategies that can be applied to many challenging situations throughout life. These skills & strategies help solve current problems - even if these problems began long ago.

Professional Experience

Andrea has 20 years experience working across both public and private sectors of mental health, having supported people throughout Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Rural Australia and London.