Clinic owner of Lawson Psychology
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Hi, I’m Clair
Clinic Owner of Lawson Clinical Psychology based in Subiaco and Claremont in Western Australia. We adopt a range of evidence-based approaches, with extensive experience in child and adolescent mental health to inform my clients of all ages – with particular expertise in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
I am an active member of the clinical psychology field and have published papers and regularly present at international conferences. I also provide clinical supervision for my practice and Master of Clinical Psychology students at the University of Western Australia.
We were also Finalists of – Psychologist of the Year at the Australian Allied Health Awards 2018 and;
Finalist – Adult Allied Health Practice Excellence Award at the Australian Allied Health Awards 2018
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (University of Western Australia)
- Master of Psychology (Clinical) (University of Western Australia)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) (University of Western Australia)
I have always been curious about what makes people tick and love helping people. Psychology seemed like a great way to learn more about people and help them at the same time.
My interest in customer service and management started at a young age. I started working at McDonald’s at 14 years old and was promoted to manager at 17. I enjoyed learning and developing my skills across all aspects of the business and particularly loved training team members to deliver exceptional service to customers.
After graduating university, I spent many years working in the health department in both hospital and outpatient clinics. I really enjoyed the clinical work but became increasingly frustrated with the inefficiencies and red tape of the government sector. I really enjoyed helping people but found myself spending most of my week attending meetings that were not related to improving clinical services.
After having my first child, I decided that if I was going to work and spend time away from my daughter, that I wanted to use the time to make the biggest impact possible. I took the plunge and rented a room from a fellow psychologist and began my private practice journey.
I joined CM after being in business for 12 years. The practice was growing rapidly and I was struggling to manage all aspects of the business. I needed help systemising the business and building a leadership team. Having these structures in place means that I am able to pursue other passions including mentoring, training and research.
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