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Psychology

Sue Lawrence, TSIC's resident Psychologist has over 20 years experience treating a range of mental health and behavioural issues, as well as pain management and work issues so we are excited to have her treating here every Tuesday & Friday.

Sue has a Masters degree in Applied Psychology (Sport) which she applies to help athletes overcome mental barriers that limit performance in all sports and hobbies, such as performance anxiety, low self-confidence, social pressure and expectations, poor concentration, low motivation, poor time management, and adjusting to life as an athlete.

Post-graduate qualifications in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Hypnotherapy have led Sue to work extensively with younger patients, patients who are experiencing stress, depression and anxiety, and those on WorkCover and TAC.  

Sue uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centered Counselling, and Hypnotherapy, and provides both Individual and Group therapy sessions.  She is available to see Private, Workcover, TAC and Mental Health Plan (Medicare) patients. 

The following symptoms of Depression and Anxiety can be used as a guide to assessing whether it would be worth making an appointment with Sue.

If you have been experiencing several of the following for 2 or more weeks:

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities
  • Crying for no apparent reason
  • Changes in appetite that lead to weight loss or weight gain
  • Poor self-care
  • Reliance on alcohol and drugs
  • Withdrawn, not wanting to socialise
  • Insomnia or over-sleeping
  • Low frustration tolerance, feeling overwhelmed
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Restlessness, irritability, moodiness
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions, forgetting things.

A message from Sue regarding Workcover and TAC patients...
“In my experience (20 years), most compensable patients suffer from depression, anxiety and high stress levels.  You can benefit from psych therapy in order to help with stress management, anger management, pain management, maintaining relationships, improving feelings of self-worth, succeeding in returning to work or in finding alternative direction in life outside of work, plus many more.”

With a strong association with the local medical community Sue always ensures her patients are completely cared for in all aspects of their health.

For an appointment or more information about Psychology contact us now.
 

 
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