Meet Liz

Hi, I’m Liz Clarkson

My 30-year career in a nutshell

As a clinical psychologist for over 30 years, I’ve helped people of all ages, professions and cultural backgrounds overcome their personal challenges & achieve their goals with an ethos of clinical excellence.  Having first worked with the children and their traumas,  later on I moved into working with adults who had their childhood traumas understood or treated.  This began my passion for providing psychotherapy to adults with complex lives and a traumatic past.

When I had the opportunity to move into tertiary level teaching hospitals, a whole new level of learning unfolded and I loved it!  Working alongside medical, nursing, psychological and allied health colleagues, at Port Hedland Regional Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital & King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, was both personally rewarding and career changing.

I’ve being running my private practice for over 20 years – first in Perth and now in Melbourne.  I thoroughly assess and work with each patient to determine what is the most effective treatment, which can include more than one approach.  Psychotherapy requires thoroughness, complete attention and a manageable pace .  

A community attitude

I had generous clinical supervisors during my training.  As a result, I enjoyed contributing to the next generation of clinical psychologists, providing direct supervision during their placements as they completed their masters and doctoral degrees.  I have also supervised many provisionally registered clinical psychologists  onto full registration.   I’ve also counselled staff & students during my time at the Curtin University Counselling Service (Perth).

I am also a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association and a member of the Marcé Society of Australasia.  In 2016, I was invited to join the Centre for Perinatal Psychology.  In 2018, I was invited to be a co-facilitator in the ‘Step Up and Go’ program with the GoGirls Foundation and continue to co-facilitate this program.

The true definition of success

But my qualifications, experience and industry links are not what define me. It’s the positive connections I form with my clients – and the milestones they achieve – that matter most.

So whatever your challenges, whatever your goals, I’d love to be the one to help you through them. Because with me, you’ll be heard.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology
Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical)
Registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
Founding Member: Australian Clinical Psychology Assocation
Member: Marce Society of Australasia
Member: Centre for Perinatal Psychology
Psychology Board of Australia: Approved Supervisor