Belinda McGaw

Position: Provisional Psychologist
Location: Tuggerah
Service Reach: Central Coast
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), Master of Professional Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Certificate 3 in Business (Office Administration), Livingworks – ASIST (Applied Suicide and Intervention Skills Training), Livingworks – DV Alert

Professional experience

Belinda is an experienced provider of counselling services face-to-face and via telehealth. This includes two years with Lifeline working with a wide range of psychological presentations, including clients living with trauma, eating disorders, substance use, intellectual disability, and complex mental health issues (for example OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders – Borderline and Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury).

Belinda’s support has primarily focused on young persons and adults, however presentations have included clients as young as 10 years old and up to 82. She has a special interest in grief and loss and is a strong advocate for suicide prevention and domestic violence services.

Interests

  • Member of Soldiers Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Music and art
  • Live theatre musicals
  • Beachgoing and camping

What Belinda loves about working in mental health

“I have a passion for people and the intrinsic motivations behind human behaviours. I like that you can develop rapport, trust, and connection with another person so they can share their unique experience and develop their ability to reframe and process the complex feelings within themselves. I love the lifelong learning that comes alongside a career in mental health and am constantly researching and updating my skills and knowledge to become the best practitioner that I can be.”