Dr Rana Woodward

ACEFT Spring Hill

BA (Hons Psych) D Psych (Clinical) MAPS

Clinical Psychologist

Rana is a clinical psychologist with doctorate level qualifications. Rana has been working as a psychologist since 2001 and is skilled in treating a wide range of psychological issues in adults and adolescents. Rana has worked in both public and private settings, not-for-profit organisations, and universities. Rana has also worked extensively as a supervisor of postgraduate clinical psychology students as well as providing supervision for fully registered psychologists and training for psychiatry registrars.

Rana has worked successfully with a range of presentations, including some of the most complex areas, such as severe mental illness, older Australians, postnatal depression and complex trauma. She also has extensive experience with more frequently occurring psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, relationship distress and issues with stress or adjustment to difficult life events. She has also developed expertise in more recent years in working with people diagnosed with or being treated for cancer.

Rana’s preferred therapies are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and more recently brain-based therapy for treatment resistant trauma. While Rana is experienced in working with couples, she comes to ACEFT with a view to expanding her experience-base by developing her knowledge of the Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model and aims to develop this as an area of special interest. She continues to love her work as a psychologist, and thrives on the challenges and new learning that it throws at her daily. She believes it is the most amazing privilege to sit down with her clients and gently guide them through the process of change; and hopes to be still doing it when she is 80 years old.