Welcome To Psycnet Psychology Consultants

Welcome To Psycnet Psychology Consultants

Psycnet is a Sydney-based psychology practice located at Edgecliff, two kilometres from the CBD.

The therapy space is quiet and tranquil, with a beautiful, modern ambience.

All Psycnet consultants are highly qualified, talented and experienced. Therapy sessions are delivered face-to-face or via telehealth.

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Psycnet also provides Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to organisations. Sessions are offered in-person or via telehealth, with Zoom a practical option during the COVID-19 era. Care is taken to create a therapeutic space which is aesthetic, comfortable and private, including for telehealth sessions.

Psycnet therapists are all registered members of their respective professional bodies. Each has many years of clinical and/or organisational experience.

We are passionate about the work we do.

Psycnet's therapists come from diverse academic backgrounds: we 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. Our therapists recognise and adapt to new ideas and social change. We embrace our patients' cultural, political, spiritual and sexual/gender diversity.

Embarking on a psychotherapy experience is difficult and momentous. Psycnet therapists understand this and will always aim to deliver a meaningful, life-changing experience to their clients.

Initial sessions focus on assessment and 'case formulation'. Once the assessment is completed, a decision is made regarding the way forward.

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

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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 EAP 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 Programs 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. Through Zoom and other online platforms, our clients are now located all around 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, with a current GP plan, for up to 20 sessions. Private health funds offer cover as well.

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

Consultants

Psycnet Psychology Consultants - Sydney - David Goldman - Profile ImageDavid Goldman is Psycnet's principal clinical psychologist and founder. He has practised at Edgecliff for over 20 years. David is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, trauma specialist and 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 Rozelle and St John of God hospitals, a clinical and forensic psychologist at Long Bay prison complex, and has managed and provided clinical services for major critical incidents such as the Port Arthur massacre, Thredbo landslide, Lindt Cafe siege and many others. David is also a musician and is completing his PhD in psychoanalysis, music and the architectural environment.

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-focused 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 the chief police psychologist during the 1990s, he was instrumental in setting up critical incident and PTSD support services for police officers and support staff. Following his years with the police, he embarked on an academic career whilst still maintaining a clinical practice. He taught mainly clinical and forensic psychology at Western Sydney University, as well as being a clinical supervisor. David's main areas of interest are stress and anxiety management, LGBTQIA+ issues and short-term, solutions-focused counselling.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants – Sydney – Jennifer Kensey - Profile ImageJennifer Kensey 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 with the NSW Police, where she conducted debriefings and counselling after major critical incidents. More recently, she provided post-trauma counselling to affected staff and families following Sydney’s Lindt Cafe siege. She also has a special interest in bereavement and grief counselling.

Psycnet Psychology Consultants – Sydney – Le Hoang - Profile ImageLe Hoang specialises in relationship therapy (individuals and couples) which she has done for over 20 years. Clients with relationship issues (in personal and work settings) mostly want to look to conflict resolution, enhancing communication, better 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. Le speaks fluent Vietnamese.

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 seven years living and working in London and Dubai, which increased her breadth of experience, cultural awareness and adaptability. Libby has an outgoing, professional style and prides herself in connecting well with clients. She has been trained in solutions-focused and acceptance-commitment (ACT) therapeutic modalities. Libby practises and teaches mindfulness meditation and is also a trained executive coach.

Services

Psycnet primarily operates in the greater Sydney Metropolitan area. We also provide telehealth as well as link directly to other professionals nationally and internationally. Our psychologists provide counselling (individual, couple and group), trauma response, forensic and corporate psychology, mediation, conflict management, stress management, executive coaching and more.

Past and current clients include 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, on-site trauma response services, but small enough to allow clients direct access to management and choice of counsellor, so that rapport can build easily. We accept Medicare referrals from GPs and work closely with them. We also assist companies' management and staff through a comprehensive range of Employee Assistance Programs. We pride ourselves on our broad reach and uniquely personal approach.

Therapy

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

We offer psychotherapy and counselling services that include psychodynamic therapy, 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. Their expertise in 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 46 6463 trauma hotline is accessible for contracted companies 24/7.

Our clients include banks (CBA, ANZ, NAB, Investec); 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 counselling 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 shaping programs to the organisation's specific needs and culture. Our focus is in identifying opportunities and evaluating and implementing a variety of psychological and behavioural interventions.

Psycnet consultants inspire managers to achieve the focus, self-awareness and consistency required to lead robust, resilient workplace teams. Our training modules aim to facilitate a manager's insight and vision, compassion and self-assertiveness.

A Psycnet EAP has proven, time and time again, to be a worthwhile human and commercial investment that pays for itself many times over. It achieves this by:

  • fostering increased workplace morale
  • partnering the organisation to model a forward-thinking and receptive management culture
  • early diagnosis and treatment of staff mental health issues
  • teaching staff and managers how to recognise and act upon 'early warning signs'
  • early referral for appropriate follow-up treatment where necessary
  • achieving dramatic decrease in staff turnover, workers compensation claims, absenteeism and 'presenteeism'
  • a consequential decrease in post-claim insurance premium hikes

Mediation

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

Our family law 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 well-documented record of success.

Psychology & Music

Psycnet consultants are musicians, artists and other creatives with a broad vision. Psycnet has helped thousands of individuals articulate and work toward their emotional and creative goals.

David also works closely with barristers and other legal professionals. He is well-versed in just how work pressure can lead to severe anxiety, substance abuse and depression.

Over many years, David has successfully provided psychotherapy and music-based stress-management training to the NSW Police and NSW Ambulance Services to help in the treatment of his post-traumatic stress and related depression and anxiety. Since the 1990s, Music and sound therapies have also gained popularity in the corporate world, where demand for sound therapy for corporate staff is high.

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Psycnet Psychology Consultants
Phone: 1300 46 6463 (IN MIND)
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