The Sydney Anxiety Disorders Practice is committed to providing individual treatments that are short-term, cost effective and scientifically validated. The major treatment approach used is ‘Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ (CBT), which has consistently been shown to have the most robust evidence supporting its efficacy for the psychological treatment of anxiety disorders. CBT is a skills-based approach which concentrates on three essential components:
Symptom management to decrease anxiety and increase effective coping.
Challenging unhelpful thought patterns that cause and maintain anxiety problems.
Changing behaviour to reduce avoidance and ensure that a person is able to function socially, occupationally and in all other areas of their life.
We are a group of highly-effective Clinical Psychologists with post-graduate clinical training, and many years of experience in treating anxiety disorders. We are empathic clinicians, committed to improving people’s mental health. We have up-to-date knowledge regarding research into anxiety treatment and only use evidence-based psychological intervention.
The clinical psychologists at Sydney Anxiety Disorders Practice are all Board-approved supervisors for the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program (post-doctoral or post-masters supervision). Clinical psychologists, psychologists and other mental health professionals are also welcome to contact for supervision that can be provided on a sessional basis.
Supervision services can be delivered both face to face or via Skype. Supervision can also be provided in a small group format.
The clinical psychologists at Sydney Anxiety Disorders Practice have extensive experience in providing training and outreach services, both for health professionals and the general public at large. Formats provided for can vary from brief talks and seminars through to half-day and full-day workshops. Common themes for training and outreach services include:
the nature, assessment and treatment of anxiety
the assessment and effective treatment of specific anxiety disorders
dealing with procrastination and perfectionism in academic contexts