Dr Rosanna Pajak

Location Address

696 Beaufort Street
Mount Lawley

Dr. Rosanna Pajak
Clinical Psychologist
BsC, DClinPsy

Rosanna is a warm, compassionate psychologist who has worked in private practice in Australia since 2012. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London (UCL) and experience working within clinical and community settings in both the UK and Australia, including specialist trauma services and women’s health perinatal services.

Rosanna appreciates that the journey into parenthood can bring great joy, but also involves unique and unprecedented challenges. She specialises in supporting individuals and couples to navigate these harder aspects of trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth and new parenthood: aiming to help new parents develop confidence in their new role and enrich their bond with their baby and each other.

Rosanna’s approach provides a safe opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings, find new ways of understanding your difficulties and learn new skills to navigate day-to-day life. She forms strong relationships with her clients and has a particular focus on self-compassion, emotion-regulation and attachment relationships.

Rosanna believes your therapy should be tailored to you, your circumstances and your goals. She works in an integrative way, carefully combining ideas from a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT), family therapy and Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT). She is also a certified Circle of Security Educator, a relationship-based parenting program designed to help parents better understand and meet their child’s emotional and relational needs.

As an experienced trauma-informed clinician, Rosanna has a particular interest in birth trauma. She is passionate about supporting parents to process and heal from distressing, traumatic or deeply disappointing experiences surrounding the birth of their baby. Rosanna is a clinical advisor to the Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) and has also founded The Birth Healing Collective, in order to share psychologically informed information and provide group-based support to parents after difficult birth experiences.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Preconception, including fertility issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Perinatal loss
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Premature Birth
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Parent-infant attachment
  • Adjustment issues
  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Parenting
  • Fathers
  • Couple relationship

Professional Memberships

  • Member Australian Clinical Psychologists Association (MACPA)
  • Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
  • Member Circle of Security International Parenting Facilitator
  • Member Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA) Health Professionals Network 

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $285 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate:   $131.65
Out-of-pocket: $153.355 per session

(more if you have reached the Medicare safety net).

*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician.  This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.

Available Tuesdays (in person), Wednesdays and Thursdays (Telehealth)
Contact: 0279068383 or use the Contact button below to make a direct online enquiry

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