what we do

At The Self Centre St Leonards: we work with adults of all ages, adolescents (16+), and couples who are seeking emotional support and clinical interventions for a variety of concerns. We offer evidence based psychological interventions, in an empathic, non-judgmental, supportive environment.

At The Self Centre St Ives: we work with children (10+) and their families, adolescents and young adults.  We offer an array of assessments in effort to help people gain clarity and implement targeted intervention.  We also offer clinical treatment, emotional support, behavioural interventions, and strategies in effort to help children and their families have healthy and fulfilling development.

Clinical Treatment

We offer treatment for the following clinical conditions:

  • Depression (Major Depression and Bipolar)
  • Anxiety (Generalised, Panic, Social and OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress & Trauma
  • Post Natal Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Drug & Alcohol and Addictions

`Tweens/Teen Hub

We offer the following services to children 10+ and teens, and young adults of all ages:

  • HSC support and guidance
  • Emotional regulation services
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety (Generalised, Panic, Phobias, Social and OCD)
    • Acute Stress & Trauma
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Grief and Loss
    • Drug & Alcohol and Addiction Concerns
  • Assessments: Giftedness, learning difficulties, ADHD, Vocational testing for HSC and University Students
  • Conflict resolution intervention

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Resilience Building

  • Parenting Support & Coaching

Counselling Services

We offer supportive counselling services for the following concerns:

  • Parenting Support
  • Stress and Wellbeing
  • Grief and Loss
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Relationship concerns (including grief and loss, recovery from a break-up, family relationship concerns, and couple relationship issues)
  • Self-Esteem & Self-care
  • Fertility issues
  • Women’s health (including weight problems, menopause, cancer, trauma, grief and loss associated with miscarriage, post natal depression & pregnancy support)
  • Men’s health (including relationship concerns, post natal support and anger management)

Assessment Clinic

  • Cognitive testing (IQ tests)
  • Academic Testing
  • ADHD Testing
  • Learning Difficulty Assessment
  • Giftedness Assessment
  • Vocational Assessments

The Approaches We Use

The Psychologists at The Self Centre ensure that all treatment provided is evidence-based.

What this means is that our psychologists are trained to choose treatments for you that will be most effective for your concern.

We use a multi-modality approach which includes a range of different evidence based treatments including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic therapies, Attachment Theory, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Theory, Solution-Focused, Gottman Therapy, and Positive Psychology. 

We ensure that we stay updated with and are familiar with the latest treatment literature and training to ensure that you get the most from your time with us.

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