BA (Psych & Music); Grad Dip (Pastoral Couns.); PG Dip (Psych); Grad Cert Ed Studies (Career Development); STAP; MAPS.
Please Note: Naomi is not currently practising at Vision Psychology, but is continuing to provide supervision for provisional (including 4+2 and 5+1) and registered psychologists, and for ministry agents in the wider Christian community. If you would like information regarding supervision, or want to book an appointment with a Christian psychologist, please contact Reception on 1800 877 924.
Naomi Griffin is an endorsed Counselling Psychologist, and a STAP accredited supervisor. She is able to provide professional supervision of provisional psychologists (masters students only), registered psychologists (including those working towards endorsement in Counselling Psychology), and people working in Christian ministry.
An accredited lay preacher within the Uniting Church of Australia, Naomi is currently undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Theological Studies through Flinders University.
Naomi has many years of experience counselling adults across a variety of settings, including private practice, employment services and education. She uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic methods, giving her a versatility in her counselling approach. Coming with a genuine respect for each of her clients, Naomi has always found it a privilege to hear a client’s story.
She is experienced in helping clients with concerns such as:
- Anxiety including social anxiety, general anxiety and worry
- Trauma or past abuse
- Grief and loss
- Adjustment to major life transitions such as moving house, or the end of a long term relationship
- Eating disorders such as bulimia and binge eating
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Faith-based concerns and spiritual direction
- Career guidance / narrative therapy
- Stress management
- Sleep difficulties and insomnia
For those from a Christian background concerned about what is involved in seeing a psychologist, Naomi is well equipped to offer spiritual support of this nature. Naomi particularly enjoys working with clients struggling with burnout or poor personal boundaries from trying to be a “good Christian”.
When you come to see Naomi, she creates a relaxed and non-judgmental place for you to open up at your own pace. You may wish to bring just one concern to the counselling room, or many.
Naomi believes in a teamwork approach with her clients, so you will be invited to bring your ideas and comments to the table so that together you create tailor-made strategies for homework with the aim of improving on your wellbeing.
The most important aspect to counselling is that you, the client, feel comfortable in sharing your story and also your concerns with your counsellor, and so Naomi invites your feedback in order to make the working relationship of most use to you. The aim of therapy is for you, the client, to be empowered, self-aware and grounded, and to no longer feel reliant on therapy!