Dr Carmen Spry

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Lead

“The journey is never ending. There is always going to be growth, improvement and adversity; you just have to take it all in, and do what’s right, continue to grow and live in the moment.”

Carmen consults at Lilley Place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is currently taking on a small amount of new clients. She sees children and adults and has a special interest in family psychology and perinatal mental health. Carmen works alongside her clients to help them achieve real changes in their lives by learning new coping strategies, self-compassion and resilience. Everyone deserves to live a happy, fulfilled and peaceful life and sometimes we all need a little support to overcome obstacles in order to thrive and flourish.


  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Child Psychology
  • Family Psychology/ Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Work/Life Balance


PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland


Carmen has been a psychologist for over fifteen years and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families across a variety of clinical settings. Carmen has facilitated various group programs including CBT for depression, mindfulness stress reduction and the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. She has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a range of other modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Meditation, Solution Focussed Therapy, Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Behavioural Family Intervention. Alongside her role at Lilley Place, she also works as a board-approved supervisor in the postgraduate Clinical Psychology program at The University of Queensland. Carmen juggles work and family as a mother of two children and in her spare time enjoys riding her E-bike, bushwalking, playing strategy board games and taking her A-Liner out camping.


Everyone deserves to feel better