Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Working with a Psychologist can assist us to learn about how our mind works and how it influences our experience of life and our behaviour. Psychologists use evidence based talking therapies to develop perspective and skills that help us live our life in a way that helps us cope with the stresses that happen, is effective and is important to us.
At times we are confronted with changes in our health and other circumstances that are challenging and change how we feel and think and impact on how we experience our day to day life, our relationships. Sometimes this leads us to feeling stressed or like we are ‘not coping’.
Sometimes changes can happen quickly without time to adjust to the new circumstances or we may need to make changes in our life, lifestyle or health and these can be hard to do on our own.
Support from a Psychologist can be helpful to assist us to reflect on what is happening, manage the stress or challenges involved, decide what is important to us and develop a plan for the future.
Physiotec’s Psychologist Carolyn is an experienced AHPRA registered Psychologist working part-time as a Psychologist in a Diabetes medical team, and in private practice.
Carolyn is experienced providing Psychology support for:
- Diabetes (type I & 2) & endocrine disorders
- Acute & chronic disease
- Chronic Pain
- Neurological & muscular skeletal conditions
- Stress & adjustment
- Mental health & emotional well-being
- Eating & body image issues
Carolyn utilises a range of evidence based approaches such as:
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness & relaxation
- Strengths & solution focussed therapy
- Motivational Interviewing & coaching techniques
Carolyn welcomes the opportunity to work with people to develop strategies to adjust, cope and live a life of value, when confronted with
- Changes in health and health/medical events & diagnosis
- Changes in mobility & independence
- Managing chronic and acute pain
- Living with chronic illness
- Living with degenerative & life limiting illness
- Stress associated with being a carer
- Supporting lifestyle and behaviour change
- Issues of adjustment, life events, and life stages
- Increased stress & change in mood
- Feeling flat or depressed
- Worry and anxiety
- Developing new skills to live a life of value