Natalie Slect

Clinical Psychologist – MAPS. FCClin.
MPsych (Clin), B Soc Sc (Hons, Psych), BSc (Psych)

Neuropsychotherapist (MIACN)
Certified Gottman Relationship Therapist & Certified Discernment Therapist

Natalie is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy, and a member of The Gottman Referral Network. Natalie is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and endorsed as a provider of clinical psychology services under Medicare.

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Natalie’s approaches to psychology are evidence-based in neuroscience, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), The Gottman Method for relationship therapy, comprehensive behavioural analysis, and mindfulness based interventions. Natalie works with adults and couples and her professional interests are primarily in relationships and relationship therapy. Some of the ways in which Natalie supports people in relationships are to:

  • Help couples to reconnect by transparent, honest, and responsible communication. To repair old and unhelpful cycles of conflict and regrettable incidents. To process resentment (if possible) and re-create a healthy relationship based on authentic needs and new understandings of self and other(s).
  • Navigate the stay or go dilemma. This is called Discernment Therapy which is an attempt to gain clarity and confidence about a direction for the relationship based on a deeper understanding of what has happened to the relationship and each partners personal responsibility for the outcomes. Without establishing a mutually consented agreement to try and find a way back together in your relationship, you cannot start couples therapy where you would be actively working on your relationship.
  • Sometimes it is time to part ways and learn how to constructively separate and heal from separation.
  • Support couples to better understand, recover, and transform from infidelity.
  • Understand your erotic mind and how this plays out in relationship dynamics.

Natalie is a polyamory-friendly psychologist who can assist people who want to understand and navigate the challenges of ethical polyamory and other non-monogamous styles of relationships.

Natalie welcomes singles, couples, monogamous, monogamish, polyamorous, young, old, engaged, married, cohabiting, happy, distressed, straight, same-gender, and no matter who you are as a human being, everybody is welcome who is wanting to create conscious and intentional relationships with themselves and the people they love.

Natalie has strong research interests in Methylenedioxy Methylamphetamine (MDMA; an empathogenic medicine), ketamine, and other plant-based psychedelic medicine to treat treatment resistant trauma and other psychological conditions. Natalie also has knowledge and interest in non-ordinary states of consciousness and supports people in the integration phase of past psychedelic experiences.

Natalie is available Monday to Friday. Please contact Bulimba Psychology for an appointment on 3899 1455 or email info@bulimbapsychology.com.au