About Us

Cristina Huarte-Claughton

  • Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Principal
  • Post Grad Diploma in Psychology
  • Grad Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours)
  • Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society APS  
  • Member of Australian Association of Psychologists  AAPI     
  • Registered by AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

Before becoming a psychologist, I worked in education in Australia and overseas.  I have ten-years’ experience as the principal and  and senior psychologist  at Warren Claughton & Associates.  Education called me back and for a few years  I  worked part-time as a school psychologist while seeing clients at my private practice.  This has given me a broader understanding of the personal, interpersonal and cultural issues in the broader community.

I speak Spanish. Some clients feel more at ease when they can express their emotions and experiences in the context of their culture and language. 

I use an eclectic approach to counselling according to the client’s needs. The goal of  the therapy is for the clients to gain an awareness and insight into their underlying issues and how they became unhelpful adaptive behaviours that they hold on to survive.  For example, the over responsible person, the rescuer, the inner critic, the fearful anxious, the worrier,  the people pleaser.  For the client, the therapy is a process that involves an inner exploration and discovery of who they really are while applying practical strategies.  It is expected that in this experiential learning process the client will gain acceptance, trust, emotional connectedness and freedom.   

Areas of Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety (including phobias)
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anger management
  • Stress and Coping
  • Relationship Counselling (Couples, Family)
  • Self-esteem/Confidence
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Assertiveness
  • Parenting (Blended families, Children & Adolescent issues)
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Transitions & Adjustment

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Quick Appointments

NDIS, Medicare & Health Insurance, Worksafe

Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and Trauma

Individuals & Relationships

English & Spanish

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No matter how you are feeling, it is important to know that you are not alone. At Warren Claughton we are here to listen and to help guide you through your journey of gaining control of your emotions.

How we can help you

Anger Counselling

Anxiety Counselling

Depression Counselling

Grief Loss Counselling

Low Self-Esteem Counselling

Relationship Counselling