Ebert Psychological Services
Clinical Psychologist, Catherine Ebert
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I am eager to work with people to create change within their lives. I understand that people have experienced great distress and that they feel consumed and overwhelmed by their current symptoms. My aim is for people to feel safe, understood, and supported within our therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about being able to assist them to develop confidence so that that they can reduce the intensity of their symptoms, feel more in control of their lives, and to achieve their goals. I also liaise closely with the GP's, Neurologists and Psychiatrists who have referred people to our Clinic so that all concerns can be addressed as best as possible.
My approach to therapy is to decide which Therapeutic Skills will provide the best outcome for each person. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (informed as provided individually), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have had extensive experience in Private Practice providing therapy for Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults. I specialise in providing therapy for people presenting with Depression, Anxiety Disorders (eg., OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Worry, and Phobias), Bipolar Disorder, Grief, and Psychosis. I also specialise in providing therapy for people adjusting to acute and chronic health disorders including Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Migraines, Irritable Bowel, Functional neurological Symptoms and Psychophysiological Dizziness or Vertigo.
As well as working in Private Practice I have also been employed in Aged Care Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital for over 20 years. Within this role I provided therapy to Older Adults for Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, Grief, and Carer Stress. I also performed Neuropsychological Assessments to assist with a Diagnosis of Dementia. In addition I provide Behavioural Intervention for clients with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. I have recently developed Programs for Older Clients and I have developed and presented research on these programs.
I am also employed two days per week in Mount Wilga, Private Rehabilitation Hospital, Hornsby. Here I provide psychological intervention for clients recovering from illness and/or major operations that have impacted significantly upon their lives.
As part of my Private Practice, I am part of the Wellness Team with La Pointe Family Law. I provide the opportunity for people to connect and receive psychological support during their time of distress during separation and the divorce process.
In addition to this work I am also employed by Lilly Pilly Counselling to provide Psychological Support Services for Older Adults living in Residential Aged Care Facilities. This is a NSW Government Initiative to meet the Psychological needs of our Older Adults
I have obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree from Macquarie University and a Masters (Clinical) Psychology from the University of New South Wales. I am a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the College of Clinical Psychologists. I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (Reg#: PSY00012611922).
I have been a Registered Nurse, Midwife, and Early Childhood Nurse before I studied Psychology. I have three young adult children and understand the difficulties they face as well as the challenges of being a parent.
I am excited to be able to work with people and I am committed to helping them regain their lives.