Work with Passion
Dr Rebekah Doley’s driving force is to work with clients interested in developing inner strength, wisdom and courage to live a focused life. She is passionate about creating a legacy that is kind, compassionate and makes a difference in people’s lives.
Live with Purpose
Dr Doley’s purpose is to help others move towards a value-driven life that leads them to contentment, compassion and a sense of belonging. A core focus of Rebekah’s professional practice is helping people to adjust successfully to challenges of key transitions faced throughout life.
Directing her expertise into helping people make sense of transitional points in their lives, Rebekah’s skills-based approach is a unique mix of psychological theory, decades of client consultations and deep knowledge work.
Dr Rebekah Doley
Dr Rebekah Doley is an experienced clinical psychologist with a background in military, clinical, forensic and organisational psychology. Rebekah has had her own private practice for over 25 years and her work has achieved domestic and international acclaim. As well as a background in psychology, she has a law degree and is an accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner.
Her career began in Organisational Psychology where she gained experience in recruitment, selection, training, personnel development and project management before training in Clinical Psychology. She later expanded into Forensic Psychology, specialising in criminal behaviour analysis and, in particular, the psychology of deliberate fire-setting. Rebekah consults to Government and private organisations in Australia as well as internationally on the issue of serial arson and its management in communities.
Rebekah’s experience covers a range of community-based clinical and forensic psychology services, working with individuals and couples as well as providing training to aged care facilities for staff, carers and residents in general mental health and well-being issues.
A proud Australian, she also coordinated the Australian Defence Force National Suicide Prevention Program for several years and developed associated peer-support training for Command and other personnel in Navy, Army and Air Force. With nearly 20 years as a military psychologist, Rebekah provided a range of clinical and assessment services, policy development, research and project management, advising command and delivering debriefings for military and associated personnel.
An inspirational keynote speaker, Rebekah has conducted lecture tours internationally (NZ, UK, USA), and she regularly provides keynote addresses at domestic and international academic and industry conferences.
Rebekah professional commentary is widely sought after by national and international media for her subject-matter expertise.
Featured trainings include workshops on law and ethics for mental health practitioners, presentations to judges on arson assessment and treatment, seminars to juvenile justice, community corrections and prison services on offender risk management, relationships and, more recently, helping people transitioning through life changes.
Dr Rebekah Doley adheres to the strict standards set and monitored by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) in the APS Code of Ethics and the APS Charter for Clients.
Dr Rebekah Doley
BA(Hons) GradDipPsyPrac MSc(InvPsy) MJur(Law) MPsych(Clin)/PhD FCCLP FCFP MAPS
Summary of Qualifications
Master of Jurisprudence (Law), Bond University, 2016
PhD / Master of Psychology (Clinical), Flinders University, 2007
Master of Science (Investigative Psychology), University of Liverpool, UK, 1996
Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice, University of South Australia, 1994
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Flinders University, 1989
Accredited Mediator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (NMAS #R1005379)
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS # 437162)
Registered Psychologist, Endorsed in Forensic & Clinical Psychology (AHPRA # PSY0000984908)
AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor - 4+2 Internship, Higher Degree program (Clinical; Forensic), Registrar program (Clinical; Forensic), 5+1 Internship.
Doley Psychology Services’ Brand Story
Doley Psychology Services has been through an important rebranding to reflect Rebekah’s passion in helping people transition through life’s changes. She felt like her old look just wasn’t conveying who she really was and what she’s truly passionate about.
Her inner brand is strength through willingness to experience vulnerability - this means taking risks and experiencing failure as an essential (albeit often painful) step towards growth. Rebekah operates on the belief that a successful life, a life worth living, is one in which we fulfil our potential as individuals. Contentment comes from living life with passion, purpose; by focusing on that trajectory, you have the opportunity to live profitably with authenticity.
The rebrand also reflects how she sees the aging process for people, as a gift to grow into ourselves, to refine and polish and to apply the wisdom gained through all the life lessons have gathered.
As your inner wisdom expands, so too does your awareness that the opportunity to continue to grow and develop in character and soul is the key to expanding, connecting, belonging and contentment.
Now she believes you can distinguish what she’s all about as soon as you see her. Her brand now carries her message of hope, change, opportunity and focus on the future in an effective and visually beautiful way.