Sylvia is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working in public mental health settings and in private practice. Sylvia works from a collaborative formulation to understand people’s unique stories and develop a shared understanding of their presenting difficulties and therapy goals. The therapeutic work is embedded in a non-blaming, non-stigmatising environment, with compassion and empathy.

Sylvia works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing a number of presenting problems

• Depression
• Anxiety including Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessions and Compulsions
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder including working with Intrusive Memories, Avoidance, Flashbacks and Dissociation
• Early traumatic experiences including Neglect, Emotional Deprivation, and Physical Abuse
• Borderline Personality Disorder

• Emotional Regulation Difficulties
• Psychotic Disorders
• Trauma resulting from the experience of a Mental Health Disorder
• Self-Care for carers looking after a loved one with a Mental Health or Physical Illness
• Adjustment to life transitions across the age spectrum
• Recovering from Abusive Relationships including Setting Boundaries to protect self and minors

Sylvia draws upon a number of evidence-based psychological approaches including:

•Cognitive Behaviour Therapy •Acceptance and Commitment Therapy •Schema Informed Therapy •Dialectical Behavioural Therapy •Mindfulness Therapy •Compassion-Focused Therapy