Dr Hannah Capon | MAPS

Senior Clinical Psychologist – Supervision Co-Ordinator

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

(She/her)

Not currently taking new clients

Hannah is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Hannah is passionate about providing holistic, person-centred psychological support to adolescents and adults aged 16 years and over, who are experiencing a range of mental health and psychosocial difficulties.

Hannah provides a safe space for her clients through her warm and gentle interpersonal style, focused on developing a secure therapeutic relationship, and tailoring her approach to suit individual needs. She views each person as unique and important, aiming to help her clients understand the underlying functions of their difficulties and support them to heal and develop new ways of relating to themselves and others.

Areas of Practice
  • Mood disturbances, including:
    • Low mood and depression
    • Anxiety, panic, and fear
    • Anger and irritability
  • Trauma-related experiences, including:
    • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Complex and childhood trauma
    • Sexual assault and family violence
    • Dissociation
    • Marginalisation and racism
  • Difficulties regulating emotions, including:
    • Substance misuse and dependence
    • Obsessions and/or compulsive behaviour
    • Disordered eating
    • Self-harm
  • Life challenges and transitions, including:
    • Chronic stress and burnout
    • Grief and loss
    • Gender and sexual identity exploration
    • Coping with ecological and climate anxiety
    • Difficulties or change in relationship
    • Personal and spiritual development
Therapeutic Approaches

Hannah’s primary modality is Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and she is training towards becoming an accredited EMDR practitioner with the EMDR Institute of Australia and working with more severe presentations of complex trauma and dissociation. Within the EMDR framework, Hannah draws on a range of trauma-informed and evidenced based psychological interventions to support people to find greater stability and resilience in their lives. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based and contemplative practices, such as yoga.
Professional Memberships
  • The National Psychology Board – AHPRA (Membership number: PSY0002099855)
  • Australia Psychological Society (Membership number: 203385)
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Psychology and Complementary Therapies Interest Group
  • EMDR Association of Australia – Full Membership
Academic publications
  • Capon, H., O’Shea, M., Evans, S., Skvarc, D., Harris, J., Houston, E., McIver, S., Berk, M. (2021). A pragmatic trial of group cognitive behaviour therapy and therapeutic yoga versus group CBT alone for anxiety and depression. Depression and Anxiety, (manuscript in preparation).

  • Capon, H., O’Shea, M., Evans, S., & McIver, S. (2021). Yoga complements cognitive behaviour therapy as an adjunct treatment for anxiety and depression: qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

  • Capon, H., O’Shea, M., & McIver, S. (2019). Yoga and mental health: A synthesis of qualitative findings. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 37, 122-132.

  • Capon, H., Hall, W., Fry, C., & Carter, A. (2016). Realising the technological promise of smartphones in addiction research and treatment: An ethical review, International Journal of Drug Policy, 36:47-57.

Referrals and Funding
  • In order to see Hannah, we require you have a referral from your GP, Specialist or Psychiatrist.  
  • Hannah is a registered Medicare, TAC and DVA provider.
  • NDIS plan or self managed clients.
  • If claiming through Private health, a referral is still required. 
  • No other funding options available. 
More About Hannah

Hannah is also interested in the potential of complementary and alternative therapies to support psychological treatments, as her doctoral research explored yoga as an adjunct therapy for anxiety and depression. Following this, Hannah continues to advocate for yoga as a complementary psychological treatment in the Geelong region, particularly as an avenue for people to enhance their ability to regulate their emotions and find greater sense of contentment and meaning in their lives. When Hannah isn’t supporting her clients to improve their mental health and wellbeing, you will likely find her out in nature, at the beach or in the bush, reading, practicing yoga, or spending time with friends and family.

Availabilities

Tuesday 10am- 4:45pm
Friday 9am – 4pm

How can we help?

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If you are experiencing any of the following or fall under this category, our service is not appropriate for you. This is due to the current teams key areas of practice: 

- Under the age of 18 years old
- Psychotic disorders or symptoms
- Current substance use problems
- Bipolar
- Eating disorder

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