Our Psychology Clinic

Psychology and therapy services in Wollongong New South Wales

Our psychology clinic provides psychological services for people experiencing difficulties in their lives. Our team are highly qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists and Psychologists that provide evidenced based treatments for mental health, wellbeing and personal development.


Mapping out your journey to future success


Tapping into the strengths you have


Navigating the good and the not so good


Celebrating personal wins and investing in yourself

We always strive to provide a professional service for the benefit of our staff, clients, and visitors.

We adhere to professional ethical standards.

We support and accept all individuals for who they are and work in a non-judgmental environment to help all clients achieve their goals.

We are committed to developing collaborative partnerships with other health professionals involved in your care to achieve positive outcomes for all clients.

We are committed to competently provide evidenced based treatment and keep up to date with best practice principle through ongoing professional development.


To motivate, inspire and provide evidenced based treatment leading to positive outcomes for all individuals.

To help people flourish through the provision of quality applied psychology services.

To highlight how psychology is relevant to everyday living.

To contribute to the continued development of the discipline of psychology.

To deliver best practice psychology services in a therapeutic environment. 

Our vision for our clients:

  • To experience a high-quality service.
  • To experience a reliable service, one that is responsive and does what it says it will do.
  • To feel respected by our practitioners.

To achieve this vision we will commit to our mission and objectives, be guided by our values, and regularly review and improve our practices, services and conduct.

Welcome, thanks for dropping by.

You may have found this site because you are considering psychology for yourself or someone you care about. Taking the first step and making initial contact is never easy.

Life is rarely without its challenges. There are some days that can be so overwhelming that it seems impossible to move on. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, overwhelming feelings of anxiety or anything else causing you distress in your day-to-day life, it’s important you know that help is available for every problem life throws your way.

We all have a bit of a negative voice in our head from time to time. But if your negative self-talk is stopping you from doing what you want or need to do in your life, then it’s not helping you and it has to go.

Your recurring problems will directly be related to your self-talk, beliefs and values. If you or a loved one are experiencing consistent problems, or are just sick of the negative chatter, please feel welcome to get in touch.

Old Ideas or Habits Limit Us

Habits are the small decisions you make and actions you perform every day. Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. What you consistently do ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray.

The problem is not the old ideas or habits, the problem is that we hold onto the belief that these old ways and attachments are holding life together and are the only way.

But what if… really think about it… what if there is another way? What if things could be different? What if you could do things differently? What if you could be happier?

We can teach you strategies and we can support you to work through the transition from your old ways to new ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Psychology?
Psychology is a science and a profession. As a science psychology studies how people think, feel, behave, and learn. As a profession, psychology helps people find answers to real-life situations and helps people understand their behaviour. It focuses on helping people to make changes for them to feel better.
What does a psychologist do?
Psychologists can work in any number of settings and assess and treat a wide range of clients and areas of concern. They provide assessment and therapy to clients, help with social changes, assist with changes in organisations, conduct psychological research, or administer psychological tests to individuals or groups.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A clinical psychologist is a registered psychologist with qualifications in clinical psychology. They have had additional training and at least two years of supervised experience in the area. Clinical psychologists are qualified in the review and diagnosis of mental illnesses and psychological problems. They are also trained to provide advice in clinical and compensation areas.

What should I expect at my first psychology appointment?

When you arrive at our practice, you will be asked to fill out some paperwork. This will include basic personal information and a consent form that covers issues such as confidentiality and a cancellation policy.

In the first session, we talk about issues that have brought you into therapy and your psychologist will ask questions relevant to your background history. This will include information about your family, social relationships, work history and any past treatment you may have had. Your psychologist will then discuss with you your treatment options and will make specific goals with you for you to achieve.

What is mental health?
Mental health involves our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Having good mental health is important at every stage of life, right through from childhood to adulthood.
Should I see a Counsellor or Psychologist?
In Australia, a Psychologist must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, meeting high standards in education, training, supervised practice, ethical and professional standards, and ongoing professional development. A psychologist must also be listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Counsellors in Australia are not regulated by a specific government body, meaning they do not need to have a license to practice. Therefore, anyone can call themselves a counsellor or psychotherapist, whether or not they have professional training in treating mental health issues.

If you are arranging to see a counsellor, it is recommended that you ask about their qualifications, if they practice under a code of professional ethics, and if they belong to any professional organisations.

How often will I need therapy?

How often you will need therapy will depend on the issues you need therapy for, and what level your mental health is currently at. The sessions will be scheduled weekly at first and as you progress in therapy this will decrease, depending on a person’s individual needs.

Who can I contact for emergencies or crisis situations?

For any emergency assistance, please ring 000.

For Crisis Support 24/7:

• Lifeline– 131 114
• Mental Health Emergency Response Line – 1300 555 788
• Suicide Call Back Service -1300 659 467
• Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
• MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
• Family Drug Support 1300 368 186

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Suite 2 / Level 3
221-229 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500

Phone: 02 42445636
Fax: 02 42731167

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