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 Alexandra Zorbas-Maiden

Alexandra Zorbas-Maiden

Mobile 0427 946 844
Psychologist, Counsellor

Surry Hills Psychology

Mobile 0427 946 844

I am genuinely curious about the hopes, dreams and inner workings of anyone that comes to see me. Together, we can navigate where you want your life to go and any obstacles you wish to overcome: identifying your personal values, desires, yearnings, and any emotional conflicts or confusions - acknowledging patterns in your relationships, behaviour with others, and the influence of social & cultural factors on 'identity' and quality of life. Feeling heard, seen and understood is vitally important.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Level 2, 200 Riley Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010 0427 946 844 PHONE 0427 946 844
  • 1/35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010 PHONE

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy 
  • My therapeutic approach is based on your individual needs and circumstances. In each session, you are encouraged to talk about whatever is troubling you. I provide a comfortable, empathetic, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which personal growth is always the aspiration. A trusting and understanding therapeutic relationship can support you to get in touch with your strengths, resilience and creativity necessary to live in sync with your values, to realise your wholeness and potential, and find contentment.

    Which issues can we work on together?

    Unresolved childhood difficulties
    Trauma
    Low mood
    Anxiety
    Self-esteem
    Communication difficulties
    Voice hearing
    Emotion regulation
    Life Transition Issues
    Minority Stress

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Decision Making, Dissociative Disorders, Emotional Crisis, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Life Transitions, Schizophrenia, Self Development, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Self Psychology

    I have an integrative, non-pathologising & person-directed approach to therapy. I have trained in a variety of evidence-based practices and utilise cognitive behavioural techniques and strategies, mindfulness-based approaches, systemic and narrative perspectives, and am also very interested in psychodynamic approaches. A psychodynamic approach aims to develop an understanding of the unconscious processes that direct our behaviour, and particularly influence the way we relate to others.

    I try to be flexible and organic in the way that I work, as no one approach or strategy works for everybody or at all times. We can work together in the ways that work best for you. I see therapy as a collaborative process.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Psychologist Registration Program - 2015 - College of Professional Psychology
    • Masters in Psychology - 2007 - The City College of New York

    Quality Provision

    I am fully registered psychologist with the Board of Psychology In Australia.

    Background

    My early career was spent working in non-government and not-for-profit services overseas and in Australia, in the management and development of therapeutic housing and community programs. During this time I devised and facilitated a wide variety of therapeutic groups to individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of psychosocial needs. The groups which I facilitated addressed identity development, depression, voice hearing, stress and anxiety management, creative expression, relationships, self-compassion, communication and social skills.

    I have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia, with trauma-related & attachment concerns. Women's issues around motherhood and identity are also of interest.

    Appointments

    Please feel comfortable to phone (0427 946 844) or email me (AZMpsychology@gmail.com) to discuss your situation and whether I may be able to assist. We can then also discuss what days/times might suit you.

    Transport and Parking

    Please see my website SurryHillsPsychology.com for all transport information.

    Fees

    My standard fee is $160 per 1 hour session. Payment is required at the end of your session and can be made by cash, credit card, EFTPOS or direct bank transfer. You can claim the medicare rebate for your sessions.

    Payment Options

    Bulk billing is available for self-supporting full-time students, pensioners, or upon presentation of a Commonwealth Government Health Care card. In order to claim a rebate, you must bring a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP to the first session.



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    Psychologist, Counsellor

    I am a registered psychologist based in Surry Hills, providing psychological counselling to adolescents and adults. My therapeutic approach is individualised based on your needs and circumstances. In each session, you are encouraged to talk about whatever is troubling you. I provide a comfortable, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which personal growth is always the aspiration. ...

    • Surry Hills
    • CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Self Psychology