Counselling Services at Sydney Counselling Centre 

 



Headspace North Sydney

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. Looking for someone to talk to? If you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. With centres all around Australia, headspace can help you with: General health, Mental health and counselling, Education, employment and other services, Alcohol and other drug services.

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Psychological Therapy

The expert treatment of psychological conditions is one of the Sydney Counselling Centre's specialities. Psychologists employ the latest techniques for treating serious disorders including:

  • Depression, anxiety, anger, panic attacks, and phobias

  • Eating disorders, compulsions and rituals, and other behaviour problems

  • Alcohol and drug dependency

  • Suicidal thinking

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Problems stemming from physical and sexual abuse

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Assessment

A formal psychological assessment is an invaluable tool in addressing and treating psychological disorders. The Sydney Counselling Centre's psychologists have extensive experience in this field. Employing the latest interview and testing techniques, they can determine a wide range of information about each client’s condition, background, and prospects for improvement.

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Consulting, Mediation and Forensic Report Services

The Sydney Counselling Centre provides clinical psychological, neuropsychological and medico-legal consulting services to clients in support of civil and criminal court cases. Specialities include:

  • Family dispute and child residence (previously referred to as custody) evaluations

  • Personal injury assessments

  • Malingering assessment

  • Juvenile assessment

  • General forensic assessment

  • Abuse issues assessments

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Employee Assistance Programs

The Sydney Counselling Centre also provides a range of services to employers to assist with staff selection, development, and support. These services include:

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

  • Staff training and development (eg. communication skills, stress management)

  • Staff debriefing (individuals and groups)

  • Psychometric assessments during recruitment

  • Internet counselling support

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Vocational Guidance

The counselling team at the Sydney Counselling Centre has extensive experience in helping people identify new career paths and achieve success in their chosen fields. They can help you find the areas that suit your skills and personality and locate training opportunities. They can also support you in overcoming any problems that have affected your working life in the past.

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STEPS Employment

STEPS Employment was set up to assist people with psychiatric illness or other permanent disabilities gain and maintain employment in the general work force. The service has been providing employment support to people with disabilities since 1989 and is funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

To be eligible for this program, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosed psychiatric disability, or other permanent disability

  • Live within a nominated catchment area.

  • Be well and largely free of symptoms.

  • Be regularly seeing a mental health worker (if relevant).

  • Be ready and motivated to pursue at least 8-15 hours of work a week.

  • Be able to travel to and from work independently.

  • Be free of illicit drug use or alcohol dependency, or receiving specialist drug/alcohol counselling.

People who join the STEPS program are assigned an Employment Counsellor, who works one-on-one to address issues relating to both obtaining and maintaining employment. Once clients are working, STEPS can provide support for as long as is required.

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