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Ms Sigrid O'Callaghan

Ms Sigrid O'Callaghan

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

Change Futures

I often think of psychotherapy as a journey of self discovery in company. Within the safety of a reliable relationship we explore unknown and sometimes frightening territories of the mind. Travelling together provides a mirror for our strengths and challenges fears so that we build up our confidence and learn to be more self-aware and self-accepting. The distance we travel and the landscapes we explore are personal choices that are determined by our internal and external resources.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 71 Khartoum Street, Gordon Park, QLD 4031 07 3857 0847 PHONE 07 3857 0847

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Video / Skype 
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
    Short and long-term therapy
    Clinical Supervision

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Dual diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Obsessive Compulsive, Personality Disorders, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Object Relations, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Trauma-Informed

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
    Client Centred Counselling
    CBT
    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master Clinical Psychology - 1983 - Wilhelm Humboldt University Bonn Germany

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society
    • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia

    Quality Provision

    M Clin Psychology
    APS Member
    APS Clinical College Member
    Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association Member
    AHPRA Registered
    Medicare Registered

    Background

    I have worked for almost 30 years in range of psychology setting such as a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, a therapy centre for women, a community centre for families and as a service coordinator. I held several teaching positions with the College of Applied Psychology and as a external supervisor for the Queensland University of Technology.
    I established my private practice in 2007.

    Appointments

    Monday to Thursday: 10- 6 pm

    Transport and Parking

    Free Parking available
    Lutwyche train station and bus stop close by

    Fees

    $ 190 - 50 minutes session
    $ 155 - 50 minutes session for Health Care Card holders, students
    $ 150 - clinical supervision

    Languages

  • English
  • German


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    10 Questions with Sigrid O'Callaghan

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • Raised by war traumatised parents my search for meaning began as a young woman. I was attracted by the ideas of existential philosophy, feminism, Buddhism and Jungian Psychoanalysis.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Existential philosophy and writers such as Albert Camus, Sartre and Simone Beauvoir.
      Carl Rogers Client Centred Counselling
      Gestalt Therapy
      Self Psychology: Heinz Kohut
      Object Relation Theory: Donald Winnicott, Thomas Ogden, Ferenzci
      Mentalisation based approach: Fonagy and Bateman
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Recovering from relational trauma
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
      CBT
      Mindfulness
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • When painful and frightening emotions can be reflected on and find representations in language, dreams and creative endeavours.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Better in terms of an overall enrichment of emotional experiences and the increased capacity to enjoy art, music, literature, friendships, self-care and spirituality.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Finding emotional contact to another fellow human being and to share their journey of self-discovery, healing and growth.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Yes - I use hair spray!
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Greed for money, power, status and the delayed care for our environment and fellow human beings.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Climbing Mt Warning
      Paul Klee Paintings
      Ryan Presley Mandalas
      Byzantine decor and mosaics
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    Ms Sigrid O'Callaghan

    Sigrid O'Callaghan

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist

    I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with close to 30 years of experience. I worked in a variety of settings and have been in private practice since 2007. I see people of all ages with a wide range of concerns. I am mindful to work collaboratively and to adjust interventions to what is required and considered as most helpful.
    I provide clinical supervision to experienced clinicians and early career psychologists who work towards clinical endorsement or registration....

    • Gordon Park
    • Object Relations, Process Oriented, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, Trauma-Informed