Clinical Psychologist, Catherine Ebert
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I am eager to work with people to create change within their lives. I understand that people have experienced great distress and that they feel consumed and overwhelmed by their current symptoms. My aim is for people to feel safe, understood, and supported within our therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about being able to assist them to develop confidence so that that they can reduce the intensity of their symptoms, feel more in control of their lives, and to achieve their goals. I also liaise closely with the GP's, Neurologists and Psychiatrists who have referred people to our Clinic so that all concerns can be addressed as best as possible.
My approach to therapy is to decide which Therapeutic Skills will provide the best outcome for each person. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (informed as provided individually), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have had extensive experience in Private Practice providing therapy for Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults. I specialise in providing therapy for people presenting with Depression, Anxiety Disorders (eg., OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, and Phobias), Bipolar Disorder, Grief, and Psychosis. I also specialise in providing therapy for people adjusting to acute and chronic health disorders including Chronic Fatigue, Migraines, and Irritable Bowel and Psychophysiological Dizziness or Vertigo.
As well as working in Private Practice I have also been employed in Aged Care Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital for over 16 years. Within this role I provide therapy to Older Adults for Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Grief, and Carer Stress. I also perform Neuropsychological Assessments to assist with a Diagnosis of Dementia. In addition I provide Behavioural Intervention for clients with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. I have recently developed Programs for Older Clients and I am developing and presenting research on these programs. I am a PhD Candidate (UNSW) for these programs. I am also on a Steering Committee for the NSW Department of Health involved in developing a Recovery Model for Older Adults.