Dr. Bella Marker is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Monash University where she focused on anxiety disorders. As part of her research, Bella developed a treatment protocol for individuals struggling with anxiety disorders combining cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational techniques.
Clinically, Bella adopts a compassionate and holistic approach when working with clients. She is a LGBTIQ+ friendly practitioner trained in Compassion-Focussed Therapy, and believes in the importance of empathy, collaboration, and a non-judgmental attitude. She has experience working with a number of clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and personality disorders in both public and private mental health settings. Bella has received extensive training in CBT, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Doctorate in Psychology (Clinical)
The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Bella is $165, which is payable at the end of the session by cash, EFTPOS, or credit card. If referred by a G.P. along with a Mental Health Care Plan, or by a psychiatrist, clients receive a rebate of $86.15 per session via Medicare. This will be processed at the end of each session. Up to 10 Medicare-rebated sessions can be claimed per calendar year. Alternatively, clients may wish to claim the consultation fee under private health cover, WorkCover, or TAC, if these options are available to them.
Marker, I. & Norton, P. J. (2018). The efficacy of incorporating motivational interviewing to cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders: A review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 62, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.04.004
Marker, I., Salvaris, C. A., Tolliday, T., Thompson, E., & Norton, P. J. (2019). Client motivation and engagement in group transdiagnostic-CBT for anxiety disorders: Predictors and outcomes. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1007/s10608-019-10014-1
Marker, I. & Norton, P. J. (2019). Intermittent Motivational Interviewing and Transdiagnostic CBT for Anxiety: A Case Study. Clinical Case Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1534650119849104
Norton, P. J., Harris, K. R., Marker, I., & Pearl, S. B. (2019). CBT for comorbidity and transdiagnostic populations. In K. S. Dobson & D. J. A. Dozois (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (4th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.