Services for Clients

We use a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies and tailor the treatment approach to your needs.

Our practice manager Cassandra will spend time with you over the phone to match you with the most appropriate psychologist for your needs.

We are open from 7 AM to 8 PM Monday to Saturday so you can attend before or after work. We offer appointments face to face or via telehealth.

Therapy

Individual Therapy

We provide treatment for adults, children, and adolescents, across the lifespan. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and conducted in-person in our Sydney offices, or online via videoconferencing software. We provide a caring empathic space which allows you to explore the challenges present in your life. We create a collaborative formulation and treatment plan with you and tailor the treatment to your needs.

Therapies used include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), other Mindfulness Based Therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and trauma models of care.

Couples Therapy

We provide couples therapy to address difficulties in romantic, co-habiting, or co-parenting relationships. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and conducted in-person in our Sydney offices, or online via videoconferencing software.

This work is conducted using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion Focussed Therapy approaches.

Psychological Assessment

Intellectual Assessment

For ages 6 to Adult

A specialised assessment of intellectual strengths & weaknesses. This psychometric assessment can be used to gauge intellectual ability compared to similarly aged peers, and to assist in the diagnosis of intellectual disabilities.

ADHD Assessment

For ages 6 to Adult

A comprehensive cognitive assessment of attentional abilities and executive function for children (6 and older) and adults.

Memory Assessment

For ages 6 to Adult

A customised battery to assess learning (encoding) and memory retention abilities at both short and long delays.

The battery can also assess working memory and short term memory, verbal memory and visual memory.

Learning Assessment

For ages 6 to Adult

This assessment is a comprehensive set of tests used to gauge Academic Achievement relative to same aged peers. When combined with an Intelligence Test, it can be used to assist in the diagnosis or exclusion of specific learning disorders, (i.e. Reading Disorder (Dyslexia), Mathematics Disorder (dyscalculia) and Disorders of Writing /Written Expression.

Autism Assessment

A comprehensive, neuro-diversity affirming assessment for ages 6-adult using gold-standard diagnostic tools recognised by the NDIS. Includes medical assessment with our GP.

Forensic Assessment for Court Purposes

A comprehensive psychological assessment using in-depth interviews, cross-informant data, incident facts, and psychometric evaluation of personality and psychological/adaptive functioning.

Such an assessment may be tendered to a court to assist with decision making and sentencing.

Workshops & Training

Sydney City Psychology provides training and workshops for the general public, organisations and professionals interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

We also provide training in other life skills such as Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Mindfulness Training, Communication Skills.

Forensic Reports

Psychological Assessments & Reports for Court Purposes

We conduct comprehensive psychological assessments and expert witness reports for use in legal proceedings in areas of general psychopathology and personality.

Expert psychological opinion will commonly be provided to a court or tribunal in the form of a written report. A comprehensive Psychological Assessment Report may incorporate in-depth clinical interviews, cross-informant data, incident facts, and psychometric evaluation of psychological, emotional, personality, and/or adaptive functioning. Such a report can be tendered by a third party, professional, or agency to assist with decision making and sentencing in legal proceedings.

This service is undertaken by our clinical psychologist registrar, Dr Mikaela Tracy, who has a special interest in personality assessment. For more information including fees, a detailed breakdown of the process, and specific assessment components, please contact us.

FAQ

How is seeing a psychologist different to talking to a close friend?

We hope you feel supported, cared about and understood like you would with a close friend. However, psychologists have skills and expertise in evidence-based therapies which have been shown to be effective treatments. You will therefore learn skills designed to address your specific concerns and goals.

How do I book a meeting with a psychologist?

Call, email or use the contact form on this website to connect with our lovely practice manager Cassandra and she will match you with the best psychologist for your needs. You don’t need a referral to make an initial appointment.

Fees and rebates.

Our fees vary depending on who you see. If you have a mental health care plan from your GP you are eligible for Medicare rebates. If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for rebates. Check with your fund as it depends on your type of cover.