Irene Giaprakis

Irene Giaprakis

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours), Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, Master of Applied Positive Psychology

Pronouns: She/Her

Irene is a warm, caring, and empathic psychologist who prioritises building strong, collaborative, and meaningful connections with clients. She brings a compassionate, supportive curiosity to enable clients to gain insight and tap into their inherent strengths as they work through challenges and strive toward goals.


Irene aims to provide a nurturing, respectful, non-judgemental space so that clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. Holding a safe space for clients enables them to explore and reflect on their experiences with openness and renewed perspective.

Irene tailors therapy to meet each client’s individual needs and personality, and works at a pace that resonates with them. She gently encourages and empowers clients to develop personal insights and knowledge as she supports them on their journey toward recovery, enhanced wellbeing, and a values-aligned, meaningful life.

Experience and Interests

Irene has experience in clinic and educational settings working with adults and children experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger management, impulse control, life adjustment, chronic pain, and relationship issues. Irene facilitates wellbeing seminars in the corporate sector and tertiary institutions. She also has a special interest in mentoring parents and facilitating parent workshops to help build parents’ confidence and strengthen parent-child connections.

Most recently, Irene has developed an interest in the treatment of eating disorders with a view to addressing the community need resulting from the significant rise in eating disorders during the pandemic.


Irene adapts therapy to meet individual client needs, primarily drawing on aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and principles and interventions from Positive Psychology (PP).

How is Irene Described by Her Clients?

Irene is described by her clients as warm, kind, compassionate, and inspiring. Her empathic nature has been described as being able to listen beyond words.

Irene Personally

Irene highly values connection, and loves being with family and friends. She enjoys the tranquility of the beach and being out in nature. She loves cooking, reading, board games, and roller-skating. Her favourite morning ritual is the smell and taste of coffee, preferably enjoyed with good company.