Dr Cynthia Gray is a Registered Psychologist and Endorsed Clinical Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Health Psychology and a Doctorale Degree in Clinical Psychology. Previous to becoming a psychologist she was a registered nurse/midwife for many years.
She can offer skills, support and direction for emotional difficulties such as depression, post natal depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, adjustment difficulties, relationship concerns, grief, loss, and workplace bullying.
Cynthia’s interest in health psychology comes from her diverse career in health spanning the disciplines of psychology, nursing and midwifery.
Cynthia has been working as a psychologist for over 12 years and worked as a registered nurse and midwife for over 25 years. With this background, Cynthia is able to bring extra insight into her therapy sessions, especially with clients who have health related issues, and to new and expectant mothers.
As a clinician, Cynthia’s area of interest in health psychology is the promotion of behaviors and experiences that encourage a healthy lifestyle, for example the cessation of smoking, improvement of nutrition, weight management and increased physical activity. She is also interested in assisting clients to adhere to disease treatment regimes.
Cynthia’s experience includes working with people suffering from;
Cynthia has been very passionate for many years about assisting people to overcome the often devastating effects of bullying in the workplace. Consequently, she dedicated her psychology undergraduate thesis to this topic. Her thesis was published in the journal of Research and Practice Human Resource Management in 2007, the title of the paper was “Nurses’ Responses to Workplace Verbal Abuse: A Scenario Study of the Impact of Situational and Individual Factors.
Cynthia’s Doctorale thesis “If diets don’t work then what?” which investigated weight management and well-being via Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) coupled with Self-Compassion.