About Us

FRANCESCA FINELLI

Clinical Psychologist, BPsych, BSocSci (Hons) (Psych), MPsych(Clin), MAPS

FRANCESCA FINELLI

Clinical Psychologist, BPsych, BSocSci (Hons) (Psych), MPsych(Clin), MAPS

Francesca is currently on maternity leave.

Francesca completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has extensive experience assessing and clinically treating a variety of psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, mood and trauma related disorders, across all age groups, in both the public health and private practice settings.

Francesca enjoys working with all client groups including children, parents, teenagers, adults and couples. She delivers treatment with an individually tailored approach, employing a variety of evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). 

Francesca is known for her warm and gentle teaching approach whilst remaining attuned to her clients' emotional needs and values. She is particularly interested in assisting adults to identify and reconstruct unhealthy belief systems that impact their behaviour, self-worth, relationships and life choices. She is especially passionate about supporting individuals to think, behave and live congruently with their core values and purposes. 

Booking an appointment with Francesca is quick and confidential through our online booking page or by phone with our client support team on (07) 5479 3538.

Recently Francesca provided extensive training on the subject of treating complex trauma for the staff of an international anti-trafficking/sex slavery organization (A21) in Greece. She is experienced and very passionate about treating difficulties associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) including what the scientific research refers to as “Complex Trauma,” in which an individual has had a history of prolonged exposure to multiple traumas usually in the context of interpersonal dependence commencing at a developmentally vulnerable age e.g. longstanding child sexual abuse. She is educated in the effect complex trauma has on the development of the brain, as well as social, emotional and psychological disruptions and susceptibility to co-occurring disorders.

In addition, Francesca is experienced in assisting males of all ages, empowering them to change unhealthy behaviour, improve self-worth and relationships and make better life choices. As well as working with individuals, Francesca also offers marriage, couples and relationship counselling for couples experiencing difficulties.

Francesca places utmost importance on cultivating a respectful and safe space for individuals and couples to explore their challenges whilst encouraging the development of insight into their functioning, equipping them with the strategies to overcome difficulties and empowering them to strive for a fulfilling and meaningful life. 

Francesca is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is endorsed as a clinical psychologist. She is also recognized as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist by Medicare Australia and is a professional member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She has participated in advanced training for Schema Therapy and has an interest in developing her skills further in this model. ​

If you’re not sure who might be the best match for you, or you have any other questions, our friendly support team are always happy to help.

Contact us on (07) 5479 3538 during business hours or use our online booking form to schedule an appointment.

ABOUT US

At E&A, we are a group of compassionate psychologists who genuinely want to help you create change. Our two convenient locations are central Maroochydore and the Caloundra health precinct. Our aim is to see you find your best life, great relationships and goals that excite you. 

Contact Us

Suite 1, 6 Wharf St, Maroochydore, 4558 (ground level of The Duporth Riverside Resort) and 13 Mayes Ave, Caloundra, QLD, 4551


Tel: Maroochydore: 07 5479 3538 Caloundra: 07 5438 9177
Fax: Maroochydore: 07 5636 0967 Caloundra: 07 5636 0984