Megan Haire Psychology
Mobile 0416 131 745
I was living in the outback when I was drawn to work in psychology after a series of tragic suicides. I felt inspired to help people manage anxiety and depression and adjust well to life stresses and transitions, rather than be defeated by them. I have worked with clients in university clinics, public and private hospital settings, and private practice. I am well versed in evidence-based therapies and also employ art therapy and sand play. I believe good therapy should be safe and include fun.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy
ACT, Art Therapy, CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sand Tray, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented
I approach my work through an attachment framework. Making a genuine connection so that the client feels safe and accepted, is the key to building a strong therapeutic relationship that is essential for therapy to be worthwhile. As the client and I explore what the issues are for the client, we collaboratively choose which modalities to employ. We may draw on elements of CBT, ACT, DBT, Schema therapy, Mindfulness, IPT, art therapy, or sand tray, depending on the evidence of effectiveness and the client's preferences.
As a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society, and associate member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, I regularly maintain a continuing professional development program and supervision, to ensure I am providing my clients with the highest quality of service.
Initially trained in CBT through a university clinic, I have extended my skills by studying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and other modailites. I have worked in a leading clinic for problem gambling, an inpatient clinic for severe mood disorders, and a children's hospital as well as a not for profit organisation treating vulnerable people with complex difficulties. I am currently in private practice.
Appointments can be made by ringing Megan on 0416131745
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or through the website meganhairepsychology.com.au
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Early and late appointments may be negotiated.
My office is within walking distance of local schools and is 6 minutes walk from public transport at Strathfield Station. Free parking is available in local streets (2 hours) and in Strathfield Plaza (3 Hours).
Fees are charged on a sliding scale. Medicare rebates ($84.80) are available for 10 sessions per year with a referral from a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). Health card holders are bulk billed. www.meganhairepsychology.com.au/fees-rebates
Life can be puzzling and painful. Counselling can seem like a scary thing to do, but it is worth taking the risk. Sorting out the puzzle and healing from the pain allows you to create a more satisfying and meaningful life. Sometimes solving problems, especially those that have burdened you for a long time, can release new energy and optimism for living. As a psychologist, I can gently guide you through this process, helping you chose strategies that best suit you....