Welcome To Psycnet Psychology Consultants

Welcome To Psycnet Psychology Consultants

Psycnet is located in a quiet building in Edgecliff, Sydney, two kilometres from the CBD.

David Goldman is the head psychologist of a highly qualified, talented and diverse team. We provide therapy via face-to-face and telehealth. We also provide Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Psycnet is flexible regarding the therapy format and location of sessions, particularly during this COVID-19 era.

Psycnet therapists are all fully registered with their respective professional bodies. Therapists each have at least eight years of clinical and/or organisational experience.

We are passionate about the work we do.

Psycnet therapists come from diverse academic backgrounds: they are clinical, forensic, and organisational psychologists; counsellors and social workers; couples therapists and addictions specialists.

Psychotherapy can be a creative and rewarding process. It is always collaborative. The therapist will always respect cultural, political, spiritual and sexual diversity.

Embarking on a psychotherapy experience is difficult and momentous. Psycnet therapists will do their utmost to honour this by delivering a meaningful, hopefully life-changing experience to their client.

The initial sessions focus on assessment and 'case formulation'. Once the assessment is completed, a decision is made regarding a treatment plan.

Your therapy experience may last a few sessions, a few months, or longer still – everything is open for discussion.

For EAP clients, your employer usually provides between three and six sessions, at no cost, for assessment and treatment of acute problems, whether personal or work-related.

Once these sessions are completed, you may be able to continue with your therapist under Medicare (with a GP Mental Health Care Plan) or be referred to a psychologist in your area for further support.

 

About

For over 25 years, Psycnet has provided individual and group psychotherapy, couples counselling, Employee Assistance Programmes and organisational interventions. Psycnet clients benefit from our respectful and creative approach to psychological services and treatment. We are proud of our reputation for professionalism and value among service providers.

Our reach extends way beyond Sydney's eastern suburbs, where our offices are located. Through Zoom and other online methods, our clients can now be located virtually anywhere in the world. As technology continues to improve, geographical distances that were once prohibitive are now effortless. Not only that, the 'atmosphere' and privacy of a therapy session can be conscientiously maintained.

Our face-to-face treatment programs for anxiety, depression, grief and trauma are covered by Medicare for up to 20 sessions, as of April 2021. Private health funds offer cover as well.

Telehealth COVID-19 item numbers will be available throughout 2021, and likely beyond.

Our Professional Team

Each Psycnet counsellor is a clinical or forensic psychologist, addictions specialist, clinical social worker or registered psychologist with at least eight years of clinical experience. Over the years Psycnet is proud to have earned the trust of local GPs, school counsellors, medical specialists, other health professionals and community organisations.

Our professional credentials are of the highest calibre. All consultants all hold current registration and are members of their respective professional bodies, such as the Australian Psychological Society.

Consultants

Psycnet Psychology Consultants - Sydney - David Goldman - Profile ImageDavid Goldman is the owner and principal clinical psychologist at Psycnet. He has practised at Edgecliff for over 20 years. David is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, trauma specialist and long-standing EAP provider/contract manager for companies large and small. He has worked as a forensic psychologist with the NSW Police, as a clinical psychologist/allied health manager at St John of God hospitals, a clinical and forensic psychologist at Long Bay Prison Complex, and has managed and provided clinical services for major traumas such as the Post Arthur massacre, Thredbo landslide, Lindt Cafe Siege and many others. David is also a musician and is completing his PhD on psychoanalysis, music and the senses.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants - Sydney - Deborah Edwards - Profile ImageDeborah Edwards has worked in mental health for over 20 years. Her expertise is in short-term EAP interventions, working with individuals who experience workplace stress, self-esteem issues, trauma, depression, addictions and anxiety. Deb’s therapeutic lens is person-centered and humanistic. She uses a variety modalities including CBT, mindfulness meditation and solution-focussed therapy to assist with a range of behavioural and mental health challenges.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants - Sydney - David Mutton - Profile ImageDavid Mutton has 40 years’ experience as a psychologist. As well as being a trauma specialist, having helped set up critical incident and PTSD support services for the NSW Police, he has taught clinical and forensic psychology at university level for many years.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants – Sydney – Jennifer Kensie - Profile ImageJennifer Kensie has more than 30 years’ experience in addictions counselling, psychotherapy, trauma  counselling and workplace training. Her special expertise is in trauma counselling and critical incident stress, having spent 13 years within the NSW Police Employee Assistance Program where she conducted trauma debriefings for major critical incidents. More recently, she provided post-trauma counselling to affected staff and families following Sydney’s Lindt Café siege. She also has a special interest in bereavement and grief counselling.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants – Sydney – Le Hoang - Profile ImageLe Hoang (pronounced ‘Lay’) specialises in therapy with adults and copuples, which she has done for over 20 years. Clients with relationship issues (in personal and work life) mostly want to look into conflict resolution, enhancing communication, listening, intimate connection, trust and respect. In addition to relationship counselling, Le works with clients to address a range of concerns including self-esteem, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, anger management, and cross-cultural issues.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants – Sydney – Libby McLean - Profile ImageLibby McLean has over 10 years’ experience working in neurological rehabilitation and in mental health. She’s worked in hospitals, in community rehabilitation, and as an EAP consultant for a large international organisation. Libby has spent the last 7 years living and working in London and Dubai, which has massively increased her resilience, cultural awareness and adaptability. Libby has a friendly, professional style and prides herself in connecting well with clients. She has been trained in CBT and ACT therapeutic modalities.

Services

Psycnet primarily operates in the greater Sydney Metropolitan area. We also provide Telehealth as well as link directly to other professionals across NSW, Australia, New Zealand and overseas. Our psychologists provide counselling, trauma response, forensic and corporate psychology, mediation, conflict management, stress management, executive coaching and more.

We have consulted to law enforcement agencies, emergency services, private industry, government departments and not-for-profit organisations. We also provide specialist counselling services to the arts community, the legal profession, journalists, teachers, actors and the music industry.

Our team is large enough to offer comprehensive services at short notice, but small enough to be easily available to local, self-referred clients, GPs etc. We assist GPs in the management of their patients through Medicare, and organisational executives and staff through a comprehensive range of Employee Assistance Programs. We pride ourselves on our broad reach but also uniquely personal approach.

 

Therapy

Best psychological practice is at the heart of the Psycnet approach.

We offer psychotherapy and counselling services that include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance-commitment and mindfulness-based therapies; group workshops, seminars and corporate training.

Therapists utilise a suite of CBT and psychodynamic approaches, as needed. Their expertise in various specialised modalities provides evidence-based treatment for phobias, anxiety-related conditions, life-transition issues, PTSD, depression and interpersonal conflict.

Trauma

Risk assessment, critical incident management, trauma debriefing and counselling for anxiety and depression are all available through our corporate services.

'Manager-Assist' and executive coaching is available to senior managers to support them in dealing with critical incidents or other challenging situations in the workplace.

Our 1300 trauma hotline is accessible 24 hours, seven days per week.

Our clients have been major banks (CBA, ANZ), video store chains (Blockbuster), emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, SES, corporate security), CBD jewellery stores, licensed premises, cinemas, major hotel chains (Westin, Hilton), national trucking companies and many others.

Corporate

Psycnet employee assistance programs (EAPs) provide a professional counselling service for staff members and their families who are experiencing personal or work related difficulties. We offer face-to-face, telephone and online counselling.

With experience in private industry, the government sector and the emergency services, our talent lies in tailoring programs to the organisation's specific needs. Our focus is in identifying opportunities for education or interventions such as mediation, and implementing reliable, effective follow-through.

Psycnet consultants teach participants how to achieve strength of purpose and consistency as managers who will lead robust, resilient workplace teams. To facilitate insight and vision in middle and upper management, we integrate compassion, vision, confidence and practical knowledge in our training modules.

Mediation

Psycnet consultants have expert training in all areas of mediation and conflict resolution.

Our mediation program is an Australian first, combining the skills of clinical psychologists and family law mediators to help resolve interpersonal conflicts before they escalate into family court processes. This reduces the huge financial cost of litigation as well as ultimately benefitting the couple's and all family members' emotional healing.

Each program can also be tailored for family, relationship or workplace conflicts. Ours is a results-based methodology with a fully-documented record of success.

Psychology & The Arts

Clinical psychologist and owner David Goldman, himself a trained musician, has worked as a clinical psychologist and EAP provider for over 30 years. He has helped thousands of individuals articulate and work toward their goals, as well as actors, performers, visual artists and musicians explore and resolve their emotional and creative challenges.

David also works closely with barristers and other legal professionals, whose work pressure often leads to severe anxiety, substance abuse and depression.

David has successfully provided stress-management training through music to the NSW Police Force and the NSW Ambulance Service. Therapeutic streamed services and CDs provide music and words specifically designed for use with emergency services personnel in the management of post-traumatic stress and preventative health.

 

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