I am always willing to discuss treatment options to assist you make the best choice to meet your needs. I work with you to address your mental health concerns.
Initially, I trained as a counsellor in the UK and volunteered with community-based services in South-East London. Since returning to Australia with my family in 1996, I completed psychology training at Charles Sturt University and the University of Sydney. I have worked in the Blue Mountains, Western Sydney, the Central Coast, and the city since 2000 as a counsellor, health educator and psychologist. I have worked for NSW Health, TAFE NSW, Not for Profit Organisations and in Private Practice.
I am well regarded by colleagues having researched and written original material for the Teens section of the Raising Children Network (RCN) website () and provide quality assurance reviews for the RCN and the Parenting Research Centre. I have also worked as a contractor for the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSW IOP) on their Master level course in Clinical Supervision. In 2016 I wrote a training module for paediatric nursing staff on Youth Self-Harm and Suicide for NSW IOP. Since 2016 I marked final Clinical Supervision recordings of future Clinical Psychology Supervisors. I have published papers in peer review journals on dual diagnosis and adolescent alcohol use. I have presented at international and national conferences on parenting, drug use and dual diagnosis.
I currently have approval from Westmead Hospital Ethics Committee to conduct research about the effectiveness of biofeedback in reducing post-meal distress, for individuals with eating disorders.
I am a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and registered with Medicare, DVA and WorkCover NSW. I am also an Australian Psychology Board Approved Supervisor for psychologists.
CPD Training / Education
Stubbs, S. (2015). Living with your older teenager. Parenting Research Centre. Melbourne, Australia.
Stubbs, S. & Bennett, D. (2014). Young people and alcohol use: contextualizing and responding to the challenge of problematic drinking. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, April (025), 50-69.
Stubbs, S. (2014). Articles, tip sheeets and video scripts for Parenting Research Centre and Raising Children Network. Melbourne, Australia.
Stubbs, S., Pry, J., McCormack, D., Robards, F., & Bennett, D. (2013). Online parenting: creating credible and snackable infobytes for parents of teenagers. Poster display: 2013 IAAH Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Stubbs, S., Maher, L., & O’Neil, E. (2009). A report on the ‘Keep Your Head Together’ Project: a dual diagnosis population health prevention initiative undertaken in Western Sydney, Australia. Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis, 2(2), 154-164.
Stubbs, S. & Maher, L. (2008). ‘SO: Spaced Out’. Production of dual diagnosis educational board
game for use in prevention and early intervention work with at risk youth. Lemongrove Unit: Sydney West Area Health Service.
Maher, L. & Stubbs, S. (2007). Production of two dual diagnosis health promotion resources: 'choosing to use - but wanna keep your head together' and 'young people, drugs and mental health'. Lemongrove Unit: Sydney West Area Health Service.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Eating Disorders (CBT-E). Centre for Clinical Interventions, WA.
Applying CBT and Coping Theory to Psycho-oncology and Other Chronic Illnesses.
Project AIR Strategy: Treatment of Personality Disorders Workshop.
ANZAED: Creating Connections Harbouring Knowledge Conference.
Psychotherapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Recommendations (Workshop). Wollongong University.
The Conversation Model: Westmead Psychotherapy Conference.
Brief Interventions for Borderline Personality Disorder: Project AIR.
Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT): Advanced Training
International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE): Chicago.
Cognitive Processing Therapy: Medical Uni. of Sth. Carolina.
PsyBA Approved Supervisor for Psychologists.
'Engaging Adolescents' Licensed Trainer.
Parents Under Pressure (PUP) Training.
Achieving Clinical Excellence
ICCE: University of Wollongong.
Master of Hlth. Sc. (Child & Adolescent Health)
University of Sydney.
Bachelor of Soc. Sc. (Psych.)
Charles Sturt University.
Advanced Dip. in Integrative Counselling
Central School of Counselling & Therapy (CSCT): London.