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Ms Alison O'Carroll

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Ms Alison O'Carroll

Mobile 0438 269 578
Psychotherapist, Psychologist

Mobile 0438 269 578

I am a registered psychologist and analytic psychotherapist. I listen; and talk with you in a way that promotes your self-awareness: of your feelings, thoughts, behaviour, needs, wants, motivations, dreams, symptoms, environmental impacts, and style of relating with others. We work towards identifying and understanding the factors that are blocking you from moving towards the thing/s that you desire in life. This takes place at your own pace, with respect, and in a confidential setting.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

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

Services

  • Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis 
  • I work in the room; I do not practice telephone or video sessions (except temporarily... due to public health guidelines in relation to the pandemic).

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Creativity, Depression, Dreams  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

    You may sit in a chair or use the couch. I ask you to say whatever comes to your mind. I listen to whatever comes to your mind; and use it as a guide... as a starting point... for us to understand what is going on in your inner world. By "inner world", I mean your private mental and emotional experience, including your thoughts, feelings, logic, assumptions, beliefs, rationale, interpretations and conclusions; as well as physical sensations if relevant. The patient leads in terms of what direction the session takes.

    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.
    Ongoing professional development: I am a candidate with the Australian Psychoanalytic Society, Sydney branch.

    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. This is a work-phone and is only attended to during my work hours (9am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday)
    I do not make appointments or communicate 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 per session. The fee for multiple sessions per week is negotiable.
    A referral from your GP may entitle you to up to 20 rebates (in the 2021 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

    Your psychotherapy session is a sacred space and time, devoted to understanding your predicament. Together, we start by working towards gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of the distress you are experiencing. I invite and encourage you to share whatever is on your mind. ...

    • Willoughby
    • Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic