our team

The Self Centre Values

Mission Statement

We believe that everyone already has within them a set of values, strengths, and skills that will help them grow and heal. Our job is to provide a space that allows everyone to feel safe enough to explore their vulnerability and develop a positive regard for themselves in effort to heal and live their best life.

“The Self Centre” – our name was born from the ethos that in order to live a healthy life full of vitality and wellbeing, we have to know ourselves (strengths and weaknesses) and become centred and grounded in ourselves. We must value ourselves enough to invest in the self-care and self-awareness required to heal and grow.

Our aim at The Self Centre is to offer people an opportunity to be accompanied in their journey towards self-awareness, self-growth and self-healing.

Professional

Ensuring a commitment to excellent treatment standards

Safe

Offering a space that is welcoming, calm, and peaceful

Curious / Open-minded

Developing acceptance and fostering understanding

Warmth / Empathy

Focused on building robust therapeutic relationships

Respect

Offering safe boundaries for you to explore and be supported

Support

Accompaniment in your growth and emotional healing

Health

Providing a space to develop whole life health

Professional

Ensuring a commitment to excellent treatment standards

Safe

Offering a space that is welcoming, calm, and peaceful

Warmth / Empathy

Focused on building robust therapeutic relationships

Curious / Open-minded

Developing acceptance and fostering understanding

Respect

Offering safe boundaries for you to explore and be supported

Support

Accompaniment in your growth and emotional healing

Health

Providing a space to develop whole life health

Lyndsay Babcock - Principle Psychologist at The Self Centre, St Leonards

Lyndsay Babcock - Director & Principal Psychologist

BA Psych (Hons.), MA Psych (Couns.), MAPS, AHPRA

Lyndsay Babcock is the Founder and Clinic Director at The Self Centre.   

She has been studying and working in the field of Psychology for nearly 25 years, and has been working in private practice for over 15 years. 

Lyndsay finds great fulfilment from helping people to develop enriched, authentic, healthy and enjoyable lives. 

She works closely with her team to support their clinical work, and aims to offer a psychology practice that is safe, professional, supportive and open-minded to everyone who attends.

Lyndsay conducts all intake sessions with newly presenting and newly referred clients in effort to help ensure that every person who attends The Self Centre is matched with a Psychologist who best suits their needs.

To book an appointment at The Self Centre please call 0403 215 118 or email  enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Sharmila Wagh-D’Silva - Clinical Psychologist

BPsych.Sc (Hons); MPsych (Clinical); MAPS; AHPRA

Sharmila is a warm and experienced clinical Psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to develop greater self-awareness and wellbeing. She helps people navigate various life transitions by providing evidence-based strategies to enhance their strengths and resilience.

Sharmila has experience working with anxiety, depression, stress and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, acculturation issues, LGBTQI community, grief and loss.

Sharmila uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness strategies when working with her clients.

To book an appointment with Sharmila please call 0403 215 118 or email   enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Sharmila Wagh-D’Silva - Clinical Psychologist - Offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness strategies
Sharmila Wagh-D’Silva - Clinical Psychologist - Offers Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness strategies

Sharmila Wagh-D’Silva - Clinical Psychologist

BPsych.Sc (Hons); MPsych (Clinical); MAPS; AHPRA

Sharmila is a warm and experienced clinical Psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to develop greater self-awareness and wellbeing. She helps people navigate various life transitions by providing evidence-based strategies to enhance their strengths and resilience.

Sharmila has experience working with anxiety, depression, stress and adjustment disorders, interpersonal difficulties, acculturation issues, LGBTQI community, grief and loss.

Sharmila uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness strategies when working with her clients.

To book an appointment with Sharmila please call 0403 215 118 or email   enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Carey Little - Psychologist (Clinical Registrar) - Uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Narrative therapy

Carey Little - Clinical Psychologist

BPsych.Sc (Hons); MPsych (Clinical); MAPS; AHPRA

Carey is a welcoming and engaging Psychologist who likes to work collaboratively with clients to assist them in reconnecting to inner strengths and skills and build resilience to increase their enjoyment of life.  Carey also believes it is important to assist clients to find fun and laughter in every day, a commitment she makes in her own life.

Carey has had experience working with many different people; in particular adolescents and young people, the LGBTQI community, refugee/refugee-like and migrant community members, and those experiencing chronic illness or pain, adjustment issues, depression and anxiety.

Carey uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Narrative therapy when working with her clients.

To book an appointment with Carey please call 0403 215 118 or email  enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Larissa Kirpichnikov - Senior Consulting Psychologist

BSc Psych(Hons), MCouns, PGCertTherapeuticPlay; MAPS; APHRA

Larissa is a registered, practising Psychologist with more than 18 years working in educational, government, commercial and private practices across Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.

She has a focus on adolescent, young adult, adult and couple wellbeing. Larissa uses an eclectic and holistic approach to ensure that psychotherapy is a collaborative, safe and empathic experience for her clients. She finds it extremely fulfilling to work in a field that she loves, with the opportunity to provide a safe place for reflection, insight and growth.

She has experience in a wide range of issues and her areas of interest are anxiety, depression, relationships, stress management, grief and loss, emotional management, anger, identity, social skills, change and transition, assertive communication, performance, conflict resolution and work-life balance.

Larissa is well versed in a number of evidence based techniques and is able to integrate them into her practice. Some of these techniques include Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Expressive and Creative Therapy.

To book an appointment with Larissa please call 0403 215 118 or email  enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Larissa Kirpichnikov - Consulting Psychologist - Uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Expressive and Creative Therapy.
Larissa Kirpichnikov - Consulting Psychologist - Uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Expressive and Creative Therapy.

Larissa Kirpichnikov - Senior Consulting Psychologist

BSc Psych(Hons), MCouns, PGCertTherapeuticPlay; MAPS; APHRA

Larissa is a registered, practising Psychologist with more than 18 years working in educational, government, commercial and private practices across Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.

She has a focus on adolescent, young adult, adult and couple wellbeing. Larissa uses an eclectic and holistic approach to ensure that psychotherapy is a collaborative, safe and empathic experience for her clients. She finds it extremely fulfilling to work in a field that she loves, with the opportunity to provide a safe place for reflection, insight and growth.

She has experience in a wide range of issues and her areas of interest are anxiety, depression, relationships, stress management, grief and loss, emotional management, anger, identity, social skills, change and transition, assertive communication, performance, conflict resolution and work-life balance.

Larissa is well versed in a number of evidence based techniques and is able to integrate them into her practice. Some of these techniques include Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Expressive and Creative Therapy.

To book an appointment with Larissa please call 0403 215 118 or email  enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

Michelle Jones - Customer Care Manager at The Self Centre Psychology Practice

Satty Singh - Consulting Psychologist (Clinical Registrar)

BPsych.Sc (Hons); MPsych (Clinical); MAPS; AHPRA

Satty is a warm and personable psychologist who has completed his Masters in Psychology (Clinical). He is extremely present and always ensures that the client feels heard and understood.

He has worked across NSW providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults of various different cultural backgrounds. Satty has worked with several clinical presentations including anxiety, depression, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, intrafamilial developmental trauma and complex grief.

The treatment modality that he has the most experience with is cognitive behavioural therapy, however,  he is able to adapt his treatment style on the basis of client presentations and need.

To book an appointment with Satty please call 0403 215 118 or email enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

 

Michelle Jones - Customer Care Manager

Customer Care Manager

Michelle Jones is our highly dedicated, personable customer care manager.  Michelle brings many years of medical administration experience to The Self Centre team.  

She is dedicated to making sure the client experience is comfortable from beginning to end. 

Michelle supports The Self Centre team by being the front person on our phones, ensuring all client queries are responded to in a timely, friendly, and respectful manner.  She liaises with our Team and clients to ensure high standards of customer care are achieved at all times.

To book an appointment through Michelle please call 0403 215 118 or email enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

 

 

Larissa Kirpichnikov - Consulting Psychologist - Uses Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Expressive and Creative Therapy.
Michelle Jones - Customer Care Manager at The Self Centre Psychology Practice

Michelle Jones - Customer Care Manager

Customer Care Manager

Michelle Jones is our highly dedicated, personable customer care manager.  Michelle brings many years of medical administration experience to The Self Centre team.  

She is dedicated to making sure the client experience is comfortable from beginning to end. 

Michelle supports The Self Centre team by being the front person on our phones, ensuring all client queries are responded to in a timely, friendly, and respectful manner.  She liaises with our Team and clients to ensure high standards of customer care are achieved at all times.

To book an appointment through Michelle please call 0403 215 118 or email enquiries@selfcentre.com.au

 

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