About Clare Ivens
Clare Ivens is an experienced Child Psychologist with a Master of Educational Psychology degree from Melbourne University.
Clare has provided support to hundreds of children and teenagers in school settings and youth organisations over several years. She is a creative therapist who tailors her approach to match the client and counselling goals.
She has undertaken additional training in hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy, emotion focused therapy, and counselling for grief and bereavement.
Clare has a special interest in Performance Psychology, which focuses on teaching the mental skills important in performances (such as exams, presentations and sports).
She has co-authored the program, “Thinking Skills for Peak Performance: Unleash Your Potential“, which teaches Performance Psychology skills to children and adolescents, and is now running in many schools throughout Australia.
Clare has also been involved in sleep research at the University of Melbourne and has substantial expertise in assisting young people to overcome insomnia and develop better sleeping habits.
She has facilitated a number of small group programs with children and teenagers to provide support for parental divorce, parental bereavement, insomnia, and performance anxiety, as well as programs to enhance coping and social skills.
Please note: Clare works full-time as a school counsellor and is only available to see clients at School Psychology Services on Tuesday evenings, after hours.