About Carlo

Carlo Jacobs-Bloom is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters degree (Macquarie University) and a First Class Honours degree majoring in Psychology. Carlo has completed Advanced level training in EMDR and Schema Therapy, both of which are evidence-based treatments for trauma. Carlo is an EMDRAA accredited practitioner.

Carlo’s passion for mental health first sparked in 2002 whilst working as a Social Worker in community mental health and justice health. Carlo has gained over 10 years clinical experience with children, adolescents and adults across diverse settings (e.g., community mental health, correctional facilities, controlled research trials, hospital inpatient and outpatient services and private practice).

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” It is a procedure used in psychological therapy to help you reduce the impact of trauma experiences from the past that intrude on your present-day life. EMDR has also been used to help people deal with anxiety and panic problems, grief issues, reactions to physical illness, and many other conditions where strong emotions are associated with life experiences.

Schema Therapy is an evidence-based approach for creating change in the personality dynamics of individuals with chronic emotional and relationship problems. While grounded in cognitive behaviour therapy strategies, Schema Therapy is considered an integrative model because it draws on cognitive therapy, behaviourism, attachment theory, emotion-focused and relationship-based therapies. Schema Therapy looks at core themes within a person’s life to help them break negative, rigid and unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Schema therapy is effective in reducing chronic symptoms and

  • identifying and resolving self-defeating life patterns and deeply rooted emotional themes,
  • Building resiliency and productive responses to life challenges, and
  • Drawing out and enabling the strong parts of your personality.


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