Chelsea Carpenter

Registered Psychologist
with a Master of Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
BPsychSc, PgDipPsych; MAppPsych (Sport & Exercise)

Chelsea is a unique member of the Youth Excel team. As both a registered psychologist and a former elite swimmer who has represented Australia on a national level, Chelsea is able to understand the challenges young people face when managing academic, social or performance related stress. She also completed her thesis on the impact that parental stress and anxiety has on children’s performance and has an interest in supporting and empowering parents. Chelsea has a passion to see young people reach their potential across all areas of their lives. She is an excellent role model for young people and is well equipped to support a young person’s developing confidence, social skills, body image, time management and organisational skills, stress management, career choices and general decision making.


What are 3 words that best describe you?
Hard working, fun and relaxed

What would be your dream holiday?
I have wanted to go to Egypt since I was 4 years old! The tour I want to go on finishes by snorkelling in the Red Sea. I am fascinated by the history there, they were so far ahead of their time and I just want to go there and explore it all!

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Work hard and trust yourself…from my parents.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life to date?
It would have to be my parents. They are both very hard working and have always supported everything I’ve wanted to do through school, sport and work.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work? 
Exercising, social touch football, swimming, spending time with friends.

What motivates you to work with young people? 
Young people often have lots of potential and it is often self-doubt that stops them from reaching that potential. I really love being a part of the process of helping them find purpose and confidence.