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Ms Alison O'Carroll

Ms Alison O'Carroll

Mobile 0438 269 578
Psychotherapist, Psychologist

Mobile 0438 269 578

I'm a registered psychologist, and psychotherapist. I work with individuals of all ages on a short-term or long-term basis. I apply what I know about how the mind works, including how the mind interacts with our emotional world, to your unique life-story. I also practice psychoanalysis. Psychotherapy is a bit like learning a musical instrument... the more time and attention we put into it, the more progress we make. Still, a lot can be gained with a limited number of sessions.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 4/181 High Street, Willoughby, Sydney NSW 2068 0438 269 578 PHONE 0438 269 578

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Assessment 
  • I work in the room on a short or long-term basis. I also practice psychoanalysis which involves frequent sessions per week, a long-term commitment from the client/patient, and optional use of the couch. These options are best talked about in your first session.
    I do not currently offer video or tele-therapy.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Behavioural Issues, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Burnout, Cancer Support, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Compulsive Spending, Conflict Resolution, Creativity, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Fertility / Pregnancy, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Hoarding, Insomnia, Intimacy Issues, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Performance Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Self Harm, Social Skills, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, Dream Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Freudian, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic

    My approach depends somewhat on the individual client/patient. Different people need different things at different times. My approach will be influenced by a number of factors: short versus long-term work, the age of the client, the individual reason for commencing psychotherapy, frequency of sessions per week.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Postgraduate Diploma Professional Psychology - 2013 - Macquarie University
    • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology - 2009 - Charles Sturt University
    • Graduate Diploma Psychology - 2005 - Macquarie University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1988 - Sydney University
    • Diploma Jazz Studies - 1990 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
    I regularly attend ongoing professional development seminars, conferences, and professional supervision.

    Background

    I have experience working in private practice, in psychiatric hospitals, and a school.
    I am now in private practice full-time.

    Appointments

    You can make an appointment by phone: 0438 269 578.
    I do not make appointments by email.

    Transport and Parking

    There is plenty of unlimited parking near my room; on McClelland Street. There is also a bus stop close by.

    Fees

    My fee is $150 for the first ten sessions. Thereafter my fee is $125.
    A referral from your GP may entitle you to up to 20 rebates per calendar year. Rebates for registered psychologists (like myself) are $87 per session.

    Payment Options

    Direct transfer
    Cash
    Cheque



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    Ms Alison O'Carroll

    Alison O'Carroll

    Psychotherapist, Psychologist

    I'm a psychologist and psychotherapist. I work with individuals on a short-term or long-term basis. I apply what I know about how the mind works, including how the mind interacts with our emotional world, to your unique life-story. Early on in the process I do a great deal of listening to you in order to get as full an understanding as is possible of your history, circumstances, present needs, and hopes for your future. I recommend at least once-weekly sessions. ...

    • Willoughby
    • ACT, Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, Dream Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Freudian, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic