Clinical Psychology

Justin Simmonds BA (Psych) P.G.Dip (Psych), P.G.Cert (Org Psych) M. Psych (Clinical)

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology (with Distinction) - University of Western Sydney, 2008
    Thesis: Stress reduction and minimising habitual worry through Mindfulness
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis - Australian Society of Hypnosis (APS Approved), Current
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Practice (Organisational)
  • Australian College of Applied Psychology, 2006
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training - Australian Institute of Management, 2005
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management - Australian College of Applied Psychology, 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction) - University of Western Sydney, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Macquarie University, 1994 - 1997
EXPERIENCE
Justin is an experienced Clinical Psychologist with 17 years in the industry, working across: Counselling and clinical treatment, Career management and vocational counselling, Life and business coaching for both individuals and organisations, Psychometric testing and assessment, Occupational rehabilitation. Justin is experienced working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, health concerns, performance difficulties and drug and alcohol problems. Justin is accredited as a trainer and facilitator with Beyond Blue, and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally as an expert on mental health and the workplace. Particular interest areas include mindfulness and meditation, self control and willpower, and facilitating health behaviour change.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
Justin utilises a variety of evidence-based interventions to support clients experiencing a range of challenges and mental health issues. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness based interventions. Justin is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis, as well as being a practicing Coaching Psychologist, using a range of positive psychology and performance psychology interventions to help clients maximise their potential and achieve their goals.

AVAILABILITY
Monday and Friday 8am - 6pm



General Psychology

Sahar Jaafar

Sahar is a registered General Psychologist and a member of Australian Psychological Society (APS). She holds a Bachelor of Psychology (University of Western Sydney, 2013). Sahar has worked in a various settings including schools, correctional facilities and in private clinical practice.

Sahar works closely with adolescents and adults of various clinical presentations including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, phobias, trauma, stress and self-esteem. She has particular interests in anxiety and human behaviour. Sahar adopts a client centred approach, ensuring intervention is tailored to individual client needs to support emotional health and wellbeing and to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved. Sahar grounds her work in counselling and clinical evidence-based interventions using models of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, motivational interviewing and relaxation strategies.

Sahar is also SIRA accredited, working with clients under worker’s compensation and CTP claims. She is also a Work and Development Order (WDO) sponsor under Revenue NSW.

AVAILABILITY
Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 5pm