Nerida Palmer

Nerida Palmer

Clinical Psychologist

B Sc Psych (Hons),
M Psych (Clin)





Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder , Clinical Psychology, Clinical Supervision, Compulsive Behaviour Disorders, Dissociative Disorders , Early Parenting Issues, Eating Disorders, Grief / Loss and Bereavement, Interpersonal Difficulties, Marital / Family and Relationship Issues, Obsessions and Compulsive Behaviour Disorders, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, Postnatal Distress and Compulsive Behaviour Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy Issues, Psychotic Illness / Schizophrenia, Recovery from Childhood Trauma / Abuse, Relationship Issues

NERIDA PALMER has over fifteen years experience working with clients to enhance their psychological health and well being, across both public and private health settings. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of NSW and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University, and is a Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

Nerida has worked at Southside Health and Wellbeing for over ten years. She has extensive experience in treating all forms of depression and anxiety, personality and self-esteem issues, trauma, self-harm, and alcohol and drug problems. Her focus is on working with clients to understand their experiences and work towards creating the life they want to live.

In addition to her work at Southside Health and Wellbeing, Nerida works within a community mental health team, where she specialises in treating adults with acute or complex depression, anxiety and psychosis, often related to childhood or adult trauma. As part of this work, Nerida has been instrumental in setting up and running a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program for clients with difficulties managing intense emotions, relationships and self worth, and who are often self-harming or suicidal. Nerida also provides supervision to other psychologists and psychiatrists.

At Southside, Nerida combines these skills with her experience working with clients who may be struggling to cope with significant events or life stressors, such as relationship difficulties, pregnancy and parenting, grief and loss, and study and work-related stress.

Nerida provides clients with a safe place in their busy lives to explore their needs, values, strengths and difficulties and to work towards creating positive change. She works with clients on their goals in a supportive, compassionate and respectful way and is happy working in both short and longer-term therapy approaches. Nerida works integratively, drawing on a number of therapy models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness and supportive psychotherapy.

Addictions Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Clinical Supervision Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Grief Loss & Bereavement Interpersonal Difficulties Marital Family & Relationship Issues Obsessions & Compulsive Behaviour Disorders Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postnatal Distress & Early Parenting Issues Post-traumatic Stress Pregnancy Issues Psychotic Illness / Schizophrenia Recovery from Childhood Trauma / Abuse