Gordon Psychology


Gordon Psychology

Practitioners at this location

Ammata Phathanak

Psychologist

Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 15 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care. Ammata’s education and training promotes healthy attitudes and behaviour, helping clients and their families to cope with mental / psychological health issues. Ammata continuously undertakes professional development and training, keeping up-to-date on the latest therapeutic practices that ultimately empower people to develop self-awareness and initiate positive change.

Dr Choon-Hwa Lim

Psychologist

Choon-Hwa is a psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. She has been in private practice on the North Shore since 2011. Prior to private practice, she enjoyed a corporate career including in executive recruitment, outplacement and career counselling. She is experienced in treating and providing strategies and practical skills for responding to chronic stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, grief and loss, singleness, trauma and distressing past events - such as workplace bullying, discrimination, childhood abuse, generational trauma, not having a voice at home or in the workplace. If you are over 18 years old, and these issues are interfering with your health and well-being, your relationships, and your performance and achievements at work or in your studies, Choon-Hwa will walk alongside you to encourage, help and guide you to believe in your potential to find your way out of your situation and into a place of healthy possibilities. She will teach you to become resourceful, share knowledge on evidenced-based psychological strategies and equip you with skills to become confident in your own ability and worth again. Her goal is to help you recover and be resourceful and sustainably resilient. Choon-Hwa enjoys a client base of young and older adults, and professionals and tertiary students. She also works with migrants and is happy to see individuals seeking to integrate their faith into the therapy process. She is a Medicare provider of Focused Psychological Strategies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), cognitive and behavioural strategies, psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and skills-training including for mindfulness, relaxation strategies, stress management and cross-cultural communication. She is a practitioner of The Richards Trauma Process. She is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency), and is a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. NB. Sessions are conducted in English only.
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Dr Woj Pryba

Psychologist

Dr Woj Pryba is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) with endorsement as a Board Approved Supervisor in the area of clinical supervision to intern and registered psychologists. His tertiary qualifications are supported by a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, followed by a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and following the end of Apartheid in South Africa, he proudly completed his Doctorate researching the Upward Career Mobility of Black Business Managers. Spending time at different Business Graduate Schools, he completed a Management Development Program, regarded as a mini-MBA and holds a Certificate in Training as well as a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources. Woj’s work as a psychologist supports clients struggling to resolve trauma, workplace bullying, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grieving the loss of a loved one and a range of other mental health disorders. Considering mental health interventions, Woj aims to create an unfair advantage for his clients. He unapologetically focuses on unleashing all his knowledge and experience gained over the past 35 years in Psychological Wellbeing, Crisis Intervention, Risk Assessment and Relationship Counselling to gain a growth advantage for his clients. Feeling both privileged and humbled at the same time, Woj supported survivors of the Lismore floods and survivors providing testimony in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. As an unshakable optimist, when asked what key trait underpins Woj’s success, he says he is willing to be in the corner of those who feel that no one cares about them. He uses basic clinical skills to provide compassionate psychological counselling to those needing to overcome personal hurdles, both in and outside of their workplaces. He will encourage you to recognise unhelpful behaviours limiting your ability to keep you connected to healthy wellbeing patterns. He will also urge you to see how this disconnect leads to further vulnerability in other parts of your life. Rather than leave this vulnerability unaddressed, Woj encourages us to start the process to end the mental suffering and make things better. The first step starts with a conversation.
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Ms Christina Comely

Psychologist

Christina has a wide range of experience including working within the criminal justice system, in staff support and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and over 10 years in part-time private practice. She counsels mainly using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown has demonstrated efficacy in treating a wide variety of disorders and problems. Christina has presented papers and posters at professional conferences on cannabis and mental health, spiritually modified CBT and victims in the criminal justice system. Areas of special interest and experience include: • cannabis abuse • alcohol abuse • depression • anxiety • mental health disorders • work/life balance • stress management • self esteem issues Integrating faith and psychology - research recognises faith as a strength and protective factor. Bulk billing is available with a Mental Health Plan from a GP.
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Shevera Gunasekera

Psychologist

Shevera holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree from Western Sydney University. She completed her Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and will graduate in April 2020 from Western Sydney University. Shevera has worked with children, adolescent and elderly, in areas such as depression, anxiety, grief and family issues. She has trained in couples counselling. Shevera is proficient in psychometric testing in children and adolescents. Shevera believes in empowering her clients and helping them recognize the potential within themselves. She uses approaches such as CBT, ACT and IPT. Shevera won the Pride of Australia Medal, 2006 in the category of Young Aussie NSW & ACT. Shevera volunteered with St John Ambulance NSW and Adults with ADHD NSW and is a member of Toastmasters International. Special interests: Grief, Anxiety, Depression Treats: Children, Adolescents, Elderly, Administers psychometric tests
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