Many people encounter challenges in life. These challenges can be painful and the journey of navigate these can at times be isolating and de-stabilising. Meaningful and successful therapy is about safety, trust and collaboration. It is about exploring the unique characteristics of individuals and families, and identifying the unique strengths. Relationships are at the centre of our world and the relationships we have influence every other relationship we have.

Vibe Psychology is a clinic that holds relationship at the centre of everything is does. Natalie works with children, adolescents and families with a diverse range of presentations, as well as with individuals in the perinatal period and transition to parenthood.

Natalie Clapoudis

Natalie is an endorsed Educational and Developmental Psychologist and registered teacher. She has experience with young people in out-of- home care, supporting teenagers in both mental health and educational settings, and providing consultation to parents, teachers and school communities. Natalie has an interest in mental health issues and how these impact daily life functioning and engagement in the learning process, as well as stress management, school refusal, complex developmental trauma, and perinatal and infant mental health.

As an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, she provides people with the tools to optimise their learning, development and wellbeing across the lifespan.

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Fourth Year Upgrade)
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychologist
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Masters of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

  • Registered Psychologist with Area Practice Endorsement in Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Member- Australian Psychological Society
  • Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma (Australian Childhood Foundation)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Mental Health (Perinatal and Infant Mental Health)
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor- Accredited to teach Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), Youth MHFA Refresher, MHFA for the Suicidal person, MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Teen MHFA courses.
Recent Training
  • EMDR
  • Circle of Security Parenting Training
  • Tuning Into Kids Instructor Training
  • Intensive Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training- TACT
  • Graduate Certificate in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health- HETI
  • Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma- Australian Childhood Foundation

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Are the things in the name all that we do?

There are many different types of psychologists and sometimes it is hard knowing what each psychologist specialises in, what they treat and how they support people with varying concerns.

When people hear ‘Educational and Developmental Psychologist’ they most commonly think we work in education and schools (or work with children and teens). Yes, it is beneficial for us to be working in/with schools but our knowledge base extends beyond education and each of us may have different interests and passions within this specialty area.

I provide a link to the Educational and Developmental road map from the APS that highlights some of the things that Educational and Developmental Psychologists do.