Introduction to the Practice

Karen Haydon is a registered clinical psychologist who established her private practice in Camberwell in 2008. Karen has always chosen to work with children, adolescents and families and she has over 20 years’ experience in this field.

The practice is conveniently located in Middle Camberwell and there is ample street parking available. As a sole-practitioner, Karen provides a comprehensive and personalised approach to the treatment of her clients and ensures that their needs are met in an understanding and compassionate manner. She will communicate and work with a multidisciplinary team of paediatricians, psychiatrists, general practitioners and allied health practitioners as required, to ensure that best practice standards are achieved.


The Practitioner

Karen Haydon

B.B.Sc (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical)

Karen is an AHPRA-registered clinical psychologist and has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Karen is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists and is eligible to provide clinical psychology services under Medicare. She is an AHPRA-registered psychology supervisor.

She has worked in public mental health services, including the Royal Children’s Hospital Psychology Department, Orygen Youth Health and Eastern Health Child and Youth Mental Health Services. Karen has also worked as a clinical psychology supervisor for La Trobe University and Melbourne University in post-graduate psychology training programs. Currently, Karen provides clinical supervision within the Melbourne University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advanced Training program.

Karen works from a developmental perspective of Child and Youth Psychology. The most appropriate psychological treatment will be determined after completing a thorough psychological assessment of the specific needs of your child, teenager or family. Treatment may include working individually with the child, with the parents or with the family and will utilise evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and attachment-focused therapy. Karen will consult with kindergartens, schools and training providers as necessary to fully support her clients.

Karen has a particular interest in working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-morbid mental health issues and also providing treatment for young people experiencing depression or self-harm.