Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Aileen Alegado
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Aileen has expertise in treatment of mental health conditions (anxiety, depression , bipolar disorder , eating disorder, substance abuse and trauma.
I'm clinical psychologist with over 15 years experience both in private practice and the public sector working with individuals aged 21-65. I believe in using therapy frameworks that are evidence based and individualized treatment plans rather than a 'one size fits all'. I work with people who feel stuck/ stagnant in life repeating the same cycles leaving them dissatisfied. My goal is to help create insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking & behaviors AND give you necessary tools to find strategies to better cope with the challenges of everyday life.
(02) 5505 4055
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jacky Wan
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I provide caring and compassionate support to clients with various mental health issues. These include adjustment difficulties to life transitions and work stress, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder , OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, self-esteem issues, loss and grief, among other challenges.
(02) 9100 0686
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Danka Fiedor
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
We would work well together if you are looking for: A Safe and secure place where you can be heard and understood Support whilst also being challenged Tools and strategies to better cope and manage your life and your feelings as well as have more control over your behaviour Tips to develop better connections with yourself and your loved ones Improve your confidence and self esteem Find direction in your life again Hope about your future Help to create a balanced life-stress, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD and complex trauma, Bipolar Disorder , Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, self-esteem perfectionism and life’s challenges.
(02) 9100 0959
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Dr Sarah McKenna
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I have worked with a range of presentations including anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder using evidence based therapies including ACT, CBT, EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and MI.
I am a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working in youth mental health settings as a clinician and researcher. My primary interest is in helping young people to do more of the things that matter to them when they are experiencing mental illness. My research and clinical work also focuses on helping young people to be more involved in decisions about their own care, and using measurement to give them better care earlier.
(02) 5120 2477
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Andrea Michelle Schilder
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Clinical Psychologist working in Camperdown with 20 years experience treating a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder , schizophrenia, personality disorders, adjustment disorder and psychotic illness.
(02) 9159 6581
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jen Riches
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Verified
I am the Clinic Director and Principal Psychologist at Net Psychology & Darwin DBT. I see children, young people and adults. I draw from a range of evidence-based therapies including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I conduct adult ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder Assessments.
(08) 7444 4694
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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New Self Psychology (Sandra Mulaimovic)
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Melbourne with over 15 years of clinical practice experience working with adults across a variety of settings. My aim is to provide therapy tailored for the unique needs of each and every client and I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key towards a successful outcome. I am passionate about enhancing mental health, no matter what stage of life or challenge one might find themselves in. I have a strong interest in helping women and couples through their IVF journey, providing support with unexplained infertility, as well as support patients and their families going through cancer.
(03) 7003 2884
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Michelle Harvey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Michelle is Director of Think Positive Consulting and an experienced Registered Psychologist. Michelle provides clinical services to adults (18 years+) of varying demographics and presentations.
(02) 9100 0665
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Pamela Rita Verrender
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Pam is a registered psychologist, social worker, family and couples therapist. Pam has extensive experience in a broad range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, adjustment difficulties, ASD, ADHD, grief and loss, relationship issues, perinatal mental health and fertility issues. Pam will provide a thorough assessment of the presenting issues and work collaboratively with you to devise a comprehensive treatment plan. She sees clients for face-to-face sessions as well as Telehealth sessions (Zoom video-conferencing.). GP or specialist referral is required for the Medicare rebate.
(02) 9159 6732
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Does it feel like you’re not meeting your full potential? Maybe you have a lot of ideas and dreams but struggle with concentration or organizational problems. I work with both teens and adults with ADHD who have become overwhelmed to the point of feeling miserable. I can help you learn to focus and keep up with daily tasks to meet your goals. In addition to treating individuals, I also see couples who want to communicate better. With the right support, you can improve your relationship and feel even closer than before. I have experience in multiple settings, with people from many backgrounds.
(02) 8403 1928
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Dr. Robby Fullerton (Clinical Psychologist And Executive Coach)
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist and executive coach. I specialise in men's health and workplace stress and anxiety. I am a warm and kind professional committed to improving wellbeing and performance through harnessing the power of evidence-based therapeutic and executive coaching techniques. I provide a non-judgmental and transformative space in which clients feel supported. I draw from training in a wide range of empirically supported treatments and coaching frameworks, taking an integrative approach in their application based on individual needs.
(02) 9100 0674
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Zingirlis Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified
Verified
Do you sometimes struggle with life’s demands? Do you find yourself not wanting to talk about it with the people in your life? Have you chosen to keep it all in or turn to unhelpful ways to cope? Then this is the place for you. Whether you are having a bit of a set back or a significant issue that you are having difficulty navigating, now is the time to reach out and know you do not have to go through this alone. Check out our website and what we can offer, today might be the day things begin to change www.zingirlis.com
(02) 8074 5914
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Stacey Liras
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Stacey Liras is very passionate about raising awareness for mental health and breaking down the stigma. Her goal is to work with clients to develop strategies and to take effective action to help them break their problem patterns. She also work towards building resilience and self awareness. The basis of her approach is to listen deeply in order to understand each person's psychological issues and to map a treatment direction. She then link this to the relevant research on the most effective practices. She believes that people are naturally resilient and works with them to tap into their innate resources.
(02) 8038 4720
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Tara Trewartha
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and pride myself on providing a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people to build on their individual strengths and develop new skills. If you are hoping to experience a greater quality of life, find some direction, or achieve your goals, it would be a privilege for me to offer you guidance and support.
(02) 9100 0805
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jacqueline McDiarmid
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Are you fed with with not knowing what is happening in counselling room with your child or teen? Progress still not being made - in fact things are getting worse? Do you have a sense that you really need to learn some new parenting skills or that you and your partner are just not on the same page? Perhaps you have recently separated or your child has received a diagnosis like AD/HD? Maybe you are an adult family which is experiencing conflict and people are estranged - the whole family torn apart?
(02) 8776 3396
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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The Psychology Room by Zahra Ciardi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about helping people understand and learn to effectively manage their anxiety, stress, low mood, cultivate self-compassion and build a fulfilling life. I believe in using a caring, relational style to provide you with a supportive therapeutic space to manage distress, overcome past trauma and current difficulties. Check out my website for more info www.thepsychologyroom.com.au
(02) 9100 0091
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sydney City Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified
Verified
Would you like to be happier and calmer? Would you like relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety & stress? Would you like to improve your relationships at home or work? Would you like to be spending your time doing the things you care about and getting more enjoyment and satisfaction out of life? We can help you : • learn skills to improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety • Improve relationships • improve performance at work.
(02) 9159 6815
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Amelie Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Appointments now available. I have been in the field of Psychology for 10 years. I am an accomplished Clinical Psychologist dedicated to inspiring you toward a greater sense of meaning, satisfaction, & fulfillment. I work collaboratively with you to overcome interpersonal challenges & equip you make important life decisions using proven strategies for emotion regulation, mindfulness, acceptance, interpersonal effectiveness, couples and relationship conflict, communication, problem solving, and decision making.
(02) 9100 0673
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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My Mirror
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
We combine the best of face-to-face sessions with the added benefits of an integrated digital approach to provide you with a seamless, informative and low stress experience.
(08) 6490 9046
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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The PTSD Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The PTSD Clinic is a private specialist clinic with experienced Psychologists who are skilled in treating the broad spectrum of psychological disorders including trauma resulting from car and work accidents ie, PTSD, Relationship and Family issues, NPD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety etc. A GP referral is required for Medicare rebates. We also conduct Expert Reports in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and other Medico-legal proceedings,
(02) 8063 8435
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.