About Terri


Terri Sheldon is a registered Psychologist in the State of Queensland, Australia, completing an honours degree in Psychology with a double major in psychology and a single major in Law in 1984. She has over 26 years experience in child development; child, adolescent and adult mental health and has worked extensively in government, community and hospital systems as well as private practice on the Gold Coast.

Terri began her career in psychology working at the Barrett Adolescent Inpatient Unit in Brisbane then spent 5 years working in the early intervention field with Intellectual Disability Services. She moved to the Gold Coast to take up a position in the Community Child and Youth Mental Health Service where she worked for 10 years helping children and families with a range of complex mental health needs. She was one of the first psychologists on the Gold Coast specialising in child psychology to setup up in private practice. Since 2000 Terri has been working solely in Private Practice and is the comanager of the Lakeside Rooms at Robina, the first multidisciplinary mental health private practice on the Gold Coast.

Terri is also a Director of SlimMinds P/L. SlimMinds® is a company offering group based programs focusing on the preconscious mind to assist those who choose to change their minds, change their shape and change their lives to achieve their optimal wellness and personal wealth. The SlimMinds website contains much more information and can be found at www.slimminds.com. Her experiences in mental health and developmental psychology led her to investigate alternative paradigms and approaches that could be applied alongside traditional therapeutic approaches for her clients. In recent years she has seen the benefits of good quality nutrition and its impact on health and wellness and now operates within a wellness framework. She is particularly interested in how superior nutrition supports physical and emotional health. This experience along with her psychological knowledge, has led to the partnership with Peta to develop the special elements of the SlimMinds® Program that they both recognised were missing from other programs.

Terri is a specialist member of the College of Counselling Psychologists and the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (Australian Psychological Society). Terri has served as board member of the Eating Disorders Association of Queensland and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Psychological Society. She is also a trained practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Terri is also involved in a company developing Powerful Parenting Tools which will aid parents to help their children deal with a range of emotional issues. The website can be found at www.childhoodcharts.com.