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Mark Donovan

Dr Mark Donovan
Clinical Psychologist

Clinic Days: Mon, Tue

Mark holds a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University, an Honours degree from the University of NSW, a Statement of Equivalence from the British Psychological Society, and has recently completed a PhD at the University of Wollongong. Mark is a registered psychologist under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) with endorsement in Clinical Psychology. He is a founding member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.


At My Space, Mark focuses on working with children and young people (4 to 25 years) and their families. Mark has over 30 years of experience across public and private practice settings within Australia and the UK, specialising in child, youth, and family work. Mark has also taught and supervised the next generation of psychologists for over 20 years through academic roles at Universities in Australia and the UK. Mark has presented at national and international conferences, published articles within the areas of child and family work and supervision, and has co-developed a parenting program (Confident Carers Cooperative Kids). Mark continues to teach, supervise, and train others alongside his therapeutic work with families.


Mark draws from several evidence-based therapeutic models, matching the approach to the needs of the person or family. Mark has been trained in cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational enhancement, narrative therapy, family therapy, attachment therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focussed therapy, and mindfulness. Mark also provides professional training to others in many of these approaches.


Mark is passionate about providing a safe and effective space where people can (re)discover how to overcome difficulties in their lives. This includes recognising impacts from the past while looking for opportunities for growth. Mark is aware of the privilege of having worked with thousands of individuals and families, each unique, and tries to pass on the benefits of this accumulated knowledge. Mark brings warmth, energy, integrity, and humour to all areas of his life, and is committed to helping others to live full and meaningful lives. Mark specialises in helping children and young people to overcome anxiety difficulties and helping parents to build cooperative and connected relationships with their children.


Mark is available for appointments at My Space on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am and 5pm.

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