Psychology and Counselling

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We provide a wide variety of services:

Assisting individuals to:

  • Manage stress and conflict at home and work

  • Deal with grief, loss and trauma

  • Overcome feelings of depression, anxiety and fear

  • Increase self-esteem and confidence

  • Enhance personal relationships

  • Deal with problems related to alcohol and drug use

  • Manage chronic pain

  • Manage obsessions and compulsions

  • Deal with sexual concerns

  • Manage anger or violence

Assisting couples and families to:

  • Build satisfying relationships

  • Improve their communication

  • Manage conflict or disagreement

  • Enhance sexual adjustment

  • Improve parenting skills

  • Cope with separation, divorce or re-marriage

  • Deal with problems often experienced in blended families

Assisting children to:

  • Manage anxiety or depression

  • Build self-confidence and emotional resilience

  • Manage anger or aggression

  • Learn social and relationship skills

Assisting organisations to:

  • Facilitate staff relationships

  • Resolve interpersonal work conflicts

  • Manage staff with behavioural problems

  • Provide critical incident de-briefing

  • Provide expert advice and supervision in complex casework

The multi-disciplinary team at the Centre for Healthy Living

Today, as the link between mind and body is now well-recognized, more and more mental health professionals are teaming with other health care providers to provide whole-person care for patients.  At the Centre for Healthy Living, psychologists can work with a speech therapist, medical herbalist and yoga practitioner to offer whole-person  care. Their aim is to help in the prevention and alleviation of mental ill health and promote positive health and well-being in individuals, groups and community organisations.

Professional Training and Registration

Our counsellors are trained in understanding human behaviour  having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and what determines how people think, feel, behave and respond. 
They provide a wide variety of evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ACT and other mIndfulness-based therapies, and therapeutic approaches that are customised to meet the specific needs and circumstances of each person. These needs may include areas as diverse as grief and loss, significant life transitions, developmental issues, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and trauma, as well developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles and physical and mental wellness. More information can be gained from the Australian Psychological Society website

Our psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, which is part of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA). Before being eligible for general registration to practise as a psychologist, students are required to complete a minimum of six years of tertiary level education and training. More information can be gained from the Psychology Board of Australia website. Each of our psychologists have many years experience working in a variety of settings. Mark Cary, Jan Dugan and Jan Gudkovs are members of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Counseling Psychologists. This involves post-graduate training in a variety of therapeutic modalities.  Noel Ryan has worked as a psychologist in human services over the past 40 years.




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