Skip to main content

Clinical Psychologist

Lead Clinician of the PsychSessions Sleep Program

My name is Lucienne Shenfield, and I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in sleep issues. I completed my training at The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University. I work with adults, and I am currently practicing via telehealth.

I offer a warm and compassionate approach to therapy, and strive to provide a space where my clients feel safe to discuss their struggles, and learn more about themselves. I draw from a range of evidence-based therapies, and integrate these flexibly to suit each individual client. I have training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), schema therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals, and create meaningful change in their lives. I take a collaborative, client-focused approach to therapy.

I can provide both short- and long-term therapy, and have experience working with a wide range of populations. I am committed to providing a safe and inclusive service for people of all linguistic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Before joining PsychSessions, I gained experience in crisis support, aged care, pain management, rehabilitation, and community care, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have extensive experience providing therapy via phone and telehealth.

I have a longstanding interest in sleep and have conducted research into the impact sleep loss has on the brain. My main area of interest in psychology is in treating clients who are experiencing difficulties with sleep. This includes insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), bruxism, rare/complex sleep problems, and the management of sleep in conjunction with chronic illness.

I am a member of the Australian Psychological Association and the Australasian Sleep Association.

If you would like to learn more about my research into the effects of sleep deprivation, please check the following link:

Fees for private client therapy payable at the end of the session

SessionFeeMedicare rebate (if eligible)Medicare gap
Standard 55min therapy session$296.45$137.05$159.40
80min initial assessment and/or long therapy session$429.70$137.05$292.65

From 10th July 2023

Fees for reports and services requiring an organisation to be invoiced

All such services are charged according to the APS Schedule of Recommended Fees +GST

Cancellation Policy 

Less than 2 business days = ½ the cost of your appointment
Less than 1 business day = full costs of your appointment

Business days are all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

If you cancel or postpone your appointment within two business days (which are all days except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) from the time of your appointment, you will be charged half of the appointment fee, regardless of the reason for the change or cancellation (e.g. you will still be charged if it is due to work or health reasons). E.g. An appointment at 10 am on a Thursday would need to be cancelled before 10 am on the preceding Tuesday. Similarly, an appointment at 10 am on a Tuesday would need to be cancelled before 10 am on the preceding Friday, assuming there are no public holidays. If notice is provided less than one business day from the time of your appointment, you may be charged the full cost of the appointment. All late cancellation fees only apply if the appointment is not subsequently filled. Notification must be provided by either: phoning 02-6247 5485 and speaking to a receptionist or leaving a voice message containing your name, phone number, the date and time of the appointment, and the reason for the cancellation; or emailing those details to Please provide as much notice as possible of any cancellations or changes. Please do not make an appointment unless you are confident that you will be able to attend it.


PsychSessions acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands upon which our clinicians practice, and pays respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.