Dr Bella Marker

BPsych(Hons), DPsych(Clinical), MAPS

Senior Clinical Psychologist

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. Bella is a LGBTQIA+ 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). As a Senior Psychologist at Wellington Street Psychology and Macquarie Street Psychology, Bella supports the ongoing clinical development and best-practice standards of both clinics.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Doctorate in Psychology (Clinical)

Fees & Days of Work

Bella works Thursdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Bella is $220.00 (Saturday appointments are $230.00). If referred by a G.P. along with a Mental Health Care Plan, or by a psychiatrist, you will receive a rebate of $129.55 per session via Medicare. Up to 20 Medicare-rebated sessions can be claimed per calendar year. Alternatively, you may wish to claim the consultation fee under private health cover, NDIS, WorkCover, or TAC, if these options are available to you.

Publications

Marker, I., Corbett, B. E., Drummond, S. P., & Norton, P. J. (2020). Intermittent Motivational Interviewing and Transdiagnostic CBT for Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 75, 102276.

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

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

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.

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