Last updated on April 16th, 2023 at 10:09 am
Philipa is a Medicare Registered Psychologist Practicing in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Here’s some information on Chris and myself. We are Co-directors behind this website and Marriage Works, so welcome and pleased to ‘meet’ you.
Hi there, my heart is pulled towards being of service to others in their healing journey, in this beautiful and honorable helping profession.
I am the President of Resource Therapy International. Formerly Vice President of Resource Therapy International, my current role is Australian Executive Director for the Resource Therapy Association. My role on the Association of Imago Relationships Therapists Australia – AIRTA Board committee is Training Coordinator.
Here are my academic credentials- BA Psych (Hons), BA Criminology, Grad. Dip Systemic Couples Therapy, EMDR EMDR Consultant in Training. Certified Imago Couples Therapist, EFT, and EMDR certified practitioner with the EMDR Association of Australia.
Essentially I am a relationship psychologist, a board-approved clinical supervisor of psychologists, and the Founder and CEO of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia with my darling husband Chris Paulin.
After over 25 years in the mental health field, my experience in psychology keeps me busy.
In the past I have worked at the NSW Health Department, Salvation Army, the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre ( MSIC) Kirketon Road Centre, Langton Centre Relationships Australia, tutored undergraduate doctors for the University of New South Wales, and ran the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).
My personal journey has given me the gift of a 20-something daughter (Jessica), and has taken me through pregnancy, childbirth, the early child years and teenage angst, and to a new home country.
Humbly, I have been featured in Todd Sampson’s Mirror, Mirror Channel 10, Australian Women’s Weekly, Addictions Australia, A Current Affair, The Project, ABC Radio, Radion NZ, and presented at Mental Health Conferences on addictions, trauma in association with the Aboriginal Drug, and Alcohol Council and am regularly interviewed on Radio and other media by journalists on relationship and psychological issues.
Please contact me via Phone at 0434559011 or email@example.com and I will be happy to help you with your story or show.
Hello, I am a Co-Director with my wife Philipa Thornton of Marriage Works. I am also the Co-Founder of the Resource Therapy Institute Australia.
We run in-person and online workshops and offer supervision and master classes in Resource Therapy, and Relationship coaching.
My academic qualifications include B.Sc.Psychology Hons. and Master of Clinical Psychology (equivalent to a Clinical Psychologist) and a Senior Clinical Resource Therapist, Advanced Clinical Trainer, and RT Supervisor.
I also have extensive training in Narrative Therapy, and Systemic Therapies, EMDR (Chris is a founding EMDR Clinician having trained with Francine Shapiro on her first Australian training), and Imago Relationship Therapy.
I am registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the Australian Psychology Society. During my career in Psychology, over the past 45 years, I have worked and taught in government-provided mental health services, both community and hospital-based, and in private practice.
Chris is seeing couples, individuals, couples, and their families. Please call Chris on 0411144646 now to book
Philipa – Call 0434 559 011 for a free 15-minute chat now.
Philipa Thornton and Chris are experienced and qualified Sydney Eastern Suburbs registered psychologists offering Individual therapy, Relationship counselling, and Couple Therapy.