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Clinical psychology

We offer the full range of clinical psychology services including:

  • therapy for psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, phobias, obsessions and compulsions, eating disorders and addictions as well as psychotic "disorders"; 
  • skills for living with chronic pain or illness;
  • assistance to achieve health related goals (eg weight loss, quit smoking, physical fitness);
  • coaching for value-full and personally meaningful living - bouncing back from the inevitable challenges that life brings, changing unhelpful habits and alleviating struggles;
  • relationship counselling;
  • parenting support; 
  • cognitive assessments - the Stanford-Binet for "IQ testing", WRAML (Wide Ranging Assessment of Memory and Learning), TOVA (Test of Variables of Attention), NUCOG (Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool); and
  • adaptive behaviour assessments using the ABAS-III. 

In our therapy, we work within a paradigm of contextual behavioural science: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy and related "third wave" cognitive-behavioural therapies including mindfulness oriented therapies. Attachment Theory informs our understanding of the causal origins of many long-standing and chronic psychological difficulties (eg, "personality disorders" and developmental trauma).

Each of our therapist has areas of special interest and expertise. Have a look at their profile under the "our practitioner" tab.

Where needs are complex or multi-faceted, we actively seek to work collaboratively with other health providers, schools and family members.

Neurotherapy

We offer traditional SMR (sensory motor rhythm) training which is helpful for attentional deficits, insomnia and seizure disorders; and Alpha-Theta training which helps alleviate trauma related symptoms, esp where the symptoms originate in early childhood traumas. Alpha-Theta training is also helpful for alcohol dependency and other addictions. We also offer LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback Systems) to help improve functioning in autism, learning disabilities and brian injury. We only offer neurotherapy where other more conventional therapies have been tried and not helped, or where other therapies are unable to be tolerated. Neurofeedback tends to work globally, rather than symptom-specifically, to help overall functioning. A better tuned brain is a more reliable platform for life to be lived.



Fees

Fees for a standard consultation vary with each practitioner. The cost of our services may be subsidised if you have a Mental Health Care Plan and are referred by your GP, or if you have private health insurance. Some individuals may be able to access fully funded services through, for example, Workcover (SIRA), NSW Victims Services, NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), DVA or ATAPS (Access to Allied Psychological Services). Please note that it is unusual for our practitioners to bulkbill.

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