Wollongong

Wollongong is seaside city located in the Illawarra, NSW. It is a 82 kilometres drive south of Sydney. Wollongong spoils its residents with the most amazing beaches, mountains and parks to explore. For this exact reason, we have chosen Wollongong as one of our locations to practice walk and talk services in.

 

Our Wollongong Psychologists are down to earth, easy going and can assist with depression, anxiety, anger management, couples counselling and family therapy, just to name a few. They will make you feel at ease in your first session and allow you to dictate the pace; of the walk and the session! In our Wollongong location, you can choose to kick off your shoes and take a barefoot walk on the beach or leave them on and take in the scenery as you walk along the pathway, private and secure park areas and strolls along the ocean.

Meeting point 

Here is a map of where you meet your psychologist in Wollongong, but don’t stress, they will give you a call the day before your session just to introduce themselves and to let you know exactly where you will find them! They will also remind you of any documents that you will need to bring along to the session, but most of all, they will make you feel at ease about the exciting journey you are about to go on!

Our Wollongong Psychologists 

Our Wollongong Psychologists come with their own special skill sets, experience and area of interest. Below is a little bit of information about each one of them.

Adrian

Adrian has a special interest in substance use disorders, anger issues, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, stress, relationship issues, life adjustment issues. He has gained a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Since then, he has worked with a wide range of client problems using multiple approaches. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. He has previously worked with clients presenting with substance use disorders in a residential setting, along with depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia and bipolar. He has also worked with clients in both CBT and DBT group therapy and individual therapy sessions, where he has helped clients implement a range of evidence-based skills and strategies.

Sarah

Sarah is experienced with depression, anxiety, stress, goal setting and motivation. She began her career in corporate psychology where she gained experience in team dynamics, workplace stress and grievances and performance management. Making a move to a more personal setting, she joined a team of experts from different fields looking to support and educate people wanting to improve their overall health, both physical and mental. This experience inspired her to view mental health treatment more holistically and brought her to Walk Different. Sarah strongly believes in the benefits of outdoor therapy and the opportunities to let go, learn and connect that come with it.

Mollie

Mollie explains her favourite part of the role:

I love seeing clients of all ages from 12 to over 100! I have a special interest in anxiety, depression and substance use disorders. I love travelling, the outdoors and (extra long) hikes. In recent years I have enjoyed working with teens and adults across a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, stress, gender issues, AD/HD, and PTSD. I love connecting with people and helping them to discover strengths they didn’t know they had. I enjoy helping people learn how to better manage their mental health and transition from surviving to thriving.

Michelle

Michelle explains her favourite part of the role:

I love working with teenagers and children! I have worked in Out of Home Care, Disabilities, Remote Indigenous Communities and Early Childhood Interventions. I love supporting people to set and work towards their goals. I also love the beach and birthday cake! Michelle has also worked extensively with adolescents who have anxiety and/or depression, ADHD and/or require social skills training.

Ashley

Ash explains her favourite part of the role:

I love seeing the strength and courage in people even if they don’t see it themselves. I feel very privileged to share in another persons journey. I love always learning something new from the people I work with.

Ash has a special interest in depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, stress management, parenting strategies and self care..

A final thought about our Wollongong Psychologists is that they come with a wealth of experience and areas of expertise. If for whatever reason you are unsure of who would be most suited to you, give our friendly staff a call on (02) 4244 7054 and they will be able to point you in the right direction!