Lisa Pederzolli – Qualified Psychologist and Gestalt Therapist
Need to talk? Low Self Esteem and Self Confidence, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Anxiety and Stress, Domestic Violence, Depression, Sexual Assault, Drugs Alcohol and other Addictions.
Fridays. Access from Reception at the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre.
For appointments, please call Lisa on 0433 814 731
* Bulk Billing service available (conditions apply)
Kate Davis – Counselling (Registered Mental Health Practitioner)
Kate Davis has over 15 years experience as a counsellor, working in both community and government sectors as a child and youth worker and a sexual assault service. Kate has been operating her private practice as a mental health accredited social worker for four years. Kate’s areas of interest are complex family situations, domestic and family violence, and providing advocacy and counselling to adult survivors of child abuse and victims of crime.
Phone: 0412 821 263
Michael Barton – Psychologist
“When I was studying psychology, a subject I found fascinating was self-focused attention, a mental state where our limited reserves of attention are devoted to our psychological selves or self identities rather than to other people or the world outside of ourselves. Self-focused attention is associated with every kind of negative mental experience. A recent study found that major depressive episodes in teens increased 50% between 2011 and 2015, a time that coincided with the rise of the smartphone, social media and the unrealistic comparisons it can cause, often resulting in negative self-judgements, feelings of uselessness, and naturally, a rise in self-focused attention. A major focus of my psychology is therefore in establishing skills that can allow us to direct attention from the self and towards the other, from internally generated information, to externally generated information, to the world, to the things that give us a sense of connection, discovery, learning, and happiness.
So I feel at home working at the Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre, surrounded by those who are not self-focused, but rather, are engaged with others, on community, on knowledge. I am joyous at the caring people I meet, and the eruptions of laughter that occur as I go about my working day.”
Phone: 0468 926 098