Inner West Psychologists provides a safe and friendly environment to: treat anxiety and depression; help women have a positive experience of pregnancy and childbirth; post-traumatic stress disorder; trauma debriefing; pain and stress; phobias and panic disorders among other counselling services.
In addition to direct clinical services, Judy conducts training for staff in a variety of occupations to act as peer defusers, and to deal with grief, loss and occupational stress.
She conducts workshops in:
Dealing with Grief and Loss at Work; Dealing with Stress at Work; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Co-morbidity with Anxiety and Depression to audiences including General Practitioners, Social Workers and Supported Accommodation Carers.
Since 2004 she has coordinated and chaired a professional peer support group for psychologists. She is also involved in the Australian Psychological Society’s Disaster Response Network which is a volunteer trauma response service.
Adult, older teenagers, organisations.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Individual Clinical Services
- Generalised anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Shyness & social anxiety
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Health anxiety
- Performance anxiety
- Academic performance
- Work stress
- Stress management
- Post-natal depression
- Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD)
- Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depression
Other psychological problems including:
- Pain management
- Grief & loss
- Sexual abuse
- Rehabilitation/injury counselling
- Terminal illness
- Victim of crime
- Anger management
- Chronic Pain
- Bullying and harassment
- Communication and interpersonal skills
Judy’s area of special interest is teaching pregnant women relaxation and self-hypnosis to manage their pregnancies and prepare for labour. Pregnancy can be both very exciting and very anxiety provoking.
Basic Hypnobirthing is aimed at enjoying your pregnancy and adapting well to the changes to your body and life. We develop skills to have as calm and positive a birth experience as possible, whether it is your first pregnancy or a subsequent delivery; whether it is a vaginal birth after caesarean; or a vaginal or caesarean delivery; with or without medical assistance.
The aim is to maximize your chances of an uncomplicated delivery at the same time as preparing for whatever comes to pass. What we value most is having a healthy mother and baby.
More complicated pregnancies can also be dealt with through a more comprehensive programme to deal with complex histories.
- Guided Imagery
- Pain Management
- Chronic Nausea Management
- Sex during and after Pregnancy
- Medical Phobias/Trauma
- Multiple Miscarriages
- Pre-existing Anxiety or Depression
- History of Sexual Abuse
Social connection between people is one of the most important pillars on which to build psychological health and resilience. Couples therapy is available for anyone experiencing concern about their relationships. The aim is to educate and empower couples by providing them with skills and tools to use independently to manage their relationships. All couples are welcome including mixed or same gender couples and parents and their adult children.
- Loss of Fun and Friendship
- Transition in different phases in the relationship or in life: moving in together; having children; losing jobs; long term/serious illness
- Conflict and Communication
- Sex and Intimacy
- Trauma and Grief
Traumatic incidents can and will occur in our personal lives or workplace. Inner West Psychologists can provide services to help stabilize after a critical incident. This can be done on an individual basis or with a group such as a family or workplace group. Further services to resolve Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can also be provided.
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Workplace Accident
- Medical Trauma
- Natural Disasters
Employee Assistance Programs
Inner West Psychologists aim to foster and maintain the well-being and productivity of employees by providing confidential assistance to those who are experiencing personal or work-related problems. In order for staff to render quality care, they have to feel cared for. Studies have shown that staff who are supported show greater confidence, collegiality and an understanding of their own and others’ emotional reactions. This includes counselling, psychotherapy, debriefing, medical treatment and rehabilitation activities such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy. It is crucial that individual treatment be made available to employees on a confidential and voluntary basis without prejudice to job security or career progression.
- Work issues
- Emotional or mood disturbances
- Legal or financial problems
- Health problems
- Marital or relationship problems
- Substance abuse