1. Psychological consultation and therapeutic treatment for:
Our Psychologists are specially trained to provide treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. We are registered as Specialist Counsellor with Victim Services NSW who refer clients that have been through life threatening traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, street fights, crime and robberies and are suffering from PTSD as a result of it.
Psychological Trauma or Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an intense emotional and psychological response to an event, either recent or in the past, that was very disturbing or stressful (traumatic). It can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as rape, a natural disaster, or war.
For more information visit our page on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
We provide treatment for Depression using Evidence-based Psychotherapies.
According to the DSM-IV, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, depression occurs when you have at least five of the following nine symptoms at the same time.
- A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
- Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
- Impaired concentration, indecisiveness
- Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
- Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)
- A sense of restlessness — known as psychomotor agitation — or being slowed down — retardation
- Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)
To surmise, clinical depression, ie, feeling sad or low for long periods of time and often without reason, is a serious illness. People with depression find it hard to function every day and may be reluctant to participate in their day to day activities.
Depression is one of the most common of all mental health problems, and its large scale occurrence is almost epidemic in nature. One in five people experiences depression at some stage of their lives.
We provide treatment for Stress using the latest Evidence-based Psychotherapies.
When you are suffering from excessive or chronic stress, it can cause adverse effects like headaches, upset stomach, back pain, and symptoms like insomnia. Excessive or persistent stress can impact on your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight or ward off diseases. Stress can you feel moody, tense, or depressed. It can impact on your relationships and work performance. You can find more information about Stress and its effects on body on our page on Stress
Suffering from anxiety disorder is not just a matter of being too anxious. In certain circumstances the experience of anxiety is very normal. Moderate levels of anxiety will improve performance, and sometimes even high levels of anxiety will be appropriate when they are consistent with the demands of the situation. For example, moderate levels of anxiety prior to a public performance,an exam, or job interview will increase alertness and performance while high arousal in situations where real danger is present will enable individuals to act very quickly to escape from danger.
However, severe anxiety is not helpful and can rob capacity to take in new information, plan an appropriate response, and carry out complex activities.
Psychologists help in understanding the underlying causes and concerns of anxiety and enable clients to gain control over their life with the help of various therapies and techniques.
You can find more information onhttp://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/default.htm or http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=90
Self-esteem is a person’s core belief about himself or herself. A person’s self-esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self-esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self-esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Those with an low or unhealthy self-esteem lack confidence and exhibit traits of nervousness and impulsiveness. Psychologists help in changing the self-talk of a person leading to growth of healthy self-esteem. for further information about self-esteem
2. Psychological Reports
3. Victims of Crime
We provide psychological support and counseling for client referred by Victim Services NSW (http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/vs) . Referral from Victim Services can be availed by persons who happen to be a victim of crime in NSW and the crime involved violence.
4. Internet Counseling
Video based skype sessions are available to clients from all over the world for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, low self-esteem, PTSD, trauma, fear & phobias, OCD, relationship issues and more.