Online Counselling for Edgecliff

Photo of Amanda Gordon, Hon FAPS, Psychologist
Amanda Gordon
Psychologist, Hon FAPS
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
(02) 9053 4575 View (02) 9053 4575
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McKinnon Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares? Continuously reminded of trauma by things in the environment? Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen? Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations? Feeling stuck about how to move forward? Not living the life you want to lead?
Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares? Continuously reminded of trauma by things in the environment? Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen? Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations? Feeling stuck about how to move forward? Not living the life you want to lead?
(02) 9066 3070 View (02) 9066 3070
Photo of Dr Misia Temler, MPsych, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Dr Misia Temler
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and a range of other cognitive and behavioural difficulties. I take an active goal-oriented approach aimed at breaking unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I work with clients in developing personalised treatment plans based on their unique needs and responsivity. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I draw on my PhD area of expertise in memory and cognition to help clients effectively integrate their past, present, and future so they can move forward in life.
I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and a range of other cognitive and behavioural difficulties. I take an active goal-oriented approach aimed at breaking unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I work with clients in developing personalised treatment plans based on their unique needs and responsivity. I use evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I draw on my PhD area of expertise in memory and cognition to help clients effectively integrate their past, present, and future so they can move forward in life.
(02) 9100 0076 View (02) 9100 0076
Photo of Monica Sekowski - Eastern Suburbs Psychology Monica Sekowski , MA, PsyBA General, Psychologist
Eastern Suburbs Psychology Monica Sekowski
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
We are open 6 days a week! Saturday sessions are now available!
We are open 6 days a week! Saturday sessions are now available!
(02) 9100 0432 View (02) 9100 0432
Photo of Wilfred Lax, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych, Psychologist
Wilfred Lax
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I have been a Clinical Psychologist for many years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families who present with a variety of needs. I have trained in Hypnotherapy worked with clients with complex trauma, and across the lifespan. I don't believe that any one is 'broken' but do believe that everyone can be fixed. Optimism and humour are central to my practice as are warmth and empathy. Courage is important both for you and me.
I have been a Clinical Psychologist for many years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families who present with a variety of needs. I have trained in Hypnotherapy worked with clients with complex trauma, and across the lifespan. I don't believe that any one is 'broken' but do believe that everyone can be fixed. Optimism and humour are central to my practice as are warmth and empathy. Courage is important both for you and me.
(02) 9100 0797 View (02) 9100 0797
Photo of Istvan Schreiner - Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Clinical Psychology & Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
(02) 8069 5406 View (02) 8069 5406
Photo of Kahala Dixon, MPsych, MAPS, Psychologist
Kahala Dixon
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I currently work at McKinnon Psychology and Southside Health and Wellbeing in private practice seeing individuals with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties and emotional dysregulation across adolescence to adulthood. Additionally, I also work with parents adjusting to the perinatal period with moderate to severe mental health challenges at the Perinatal Mental Health Service (PIMHS), Sydney Local Health District. Additionally, I have previous experience working at Nepean Hospital at the Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Family Metabolic Health Clinic and Nepean Antenatal Clinic.
I currently work at McKinnon Psychology and Southside Health and Wellbeing in private practice seeing individuals with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties and emotional dysregulation across adolescence to adulthood. Additionally, I also work with parents adjusting to the perinatal period with moderate to severe mental health challenges at the Perinatal Mental Health Service (PIMHS), Sydney Local Health District. Additionally, I have previous experience working at Nepean Hospital at the Nepean Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Family Metabolic Health Clinic and Nepean Antenatal Clinic.
(02) 9100 0499 View (02) 9100 0499
Photo of Lisa Fleming, MPsych, PACFA, Psychotherapist
Lisa Fleming
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
(02) 8063 8414 View (02) 8063 8414

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.