About Boutique Psychology

About Boutique Psychology

Boutique Psychology offers ‘made to measure’ psychological support.

We don’t do ‘one size fits all,’ and we never ‘set and forget.’

We’re an educational practice

Boutique Psychology is an educational practice dedicated to developing provisional psychologists’ empathy and expertise.

Cindy ParsonsAbout Cindy Parsons, Founder and Principal Psychologist

I’m a Registered Psychologist with oodles of experience at the pointy end of problem-solving.

After almost a decade of helping humans manage their mental health, recover from trauma, or return to work after illness or injury, I’ve a fair idea about what makes us tick.

As a partner, daughter, colleague, and friend, I have my share of ups and downs. Life is complicated, painful even.

Any of us can lose our way. Empathy and expertise can help us find it.

Things I love to do

Traveling in France. Four French words (café, croissant, fromage, and vin) plus optimism, and a smile saw me right in Paris. I expected things to go well, so they did. I approach our sessions the same way (but in fluent English).

Hanging out with Toby – the Boutique Psychology rescue dog. He doesn’t see or hear too well, but that doesn’t stop him from being our most adorable team member.

All the cred

  • Registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Board Registered Supervisor currently supervising over 20 Provisional Psychologists
  • Curriculum writer and developer – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Psychology – Australian Catholic University
  • Bachelor of Arts- Victoria University
Working with Cindy

If you choose to work with Cindy, we need you to be comfortable with working with a provisional psychologist who will be your primary clinician, receiving her supervision and support.

Boutique Psychology FAQs

I would like Cindy to supervise me. How do I apply?

Start by booking a chat with Cindy. If you both decide that you’re a good fit for Boutique Psychology’s self-care focused supervision, Cindy will contact you subject to a place being available.

 

What is the difference between a provisional, a registered, and a clinical psychologist?

Registered Psychologists have a minimum of six years of combined tertiary study and supervised training. They are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, which supports and regulates their professional conduct.

Registered Clinical Psychologists have completed post-graduate study and a further two years of supervised practice.

Provisional Psychologists are in the process of completing their two years of supervised practice before applying for registration. Boutique Psychology is an educational practice committed to supporting Provisional Psychologists. Our Founder and Principal Psychologist, Cindy Parsons, currently supervises over twenty Provisional Psychologists.

You can check the registration status of any of our team on the Australian Health Practitioner Website.

What if I don't 'click' with my psychologist?

Trust your gut. And let us know. You need to feel confident that your psychologist ‘gets’ you. If you’re not connected and comfortable after your first or second session, we’ll pair you with someone else.

NOTE: We value feedback on our services, so even if it feels scary, please tell your psychologist if you’d like them to take a different approach.

Boutique Psychology

Person-centered therapy

Comfort zone feeling anything but comfortable? Step out of it and talk to us.

Aboriginal flagWe acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we operate, the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation.

LGBTQI+ friendly You are welcome here. We proudly provide equality of service and care to all patients, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, income, or sexual orientation.

Session Times

Monday 9-5

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 9-5

Thursday 9-5

Friday 9-5

After hours and weekend appointments available (get in touch)

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