Psychology therapy allows you to consult with someone who has specialist knowledge and training in the area you may be struggling and needing assistance. Generally, it is a very helpful process to get things ‘off your chest’ with someone who will not judge and who may be able to offer some useful insights.
You may require therapy for various psychological disorders including Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic illness, and Personality disorder. These disorders, as well as a raft of others, are diagnosable based on a cluster of symptoms that have a degree of impact on functioning and are generally experienced as a single episode or a more chronic health issue.
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Meet our Psychologist
Natasha Grabham is a Registered Psychologist who is professional, experienced, respectful and caring. She has extensive experience in working with adult psychiatric illness and childhood/adolescent developmental and psychological disorders. In addition to private practice, Natasha works for a private psychiatric facility at St John of God Health Care, Richmond where she is the Deputy Director of Allied Health and a Senior Psychologist.
Natasha is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is an approved counsellor for Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS), WorkCover NSW, and Garrison Health Services (ADF).
Natasha is a registered treatment provider for Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.
At Body of Life Health Centre, she sees individuals and couples for a wide range of mental health difficulties including trauma, depression, loss & grief, self esteem, personality disorders, interpersonal issues, relationship issues and older age psychology.
She also performs standardised psychometric evaluation of intellectual ability for children 6 -16 years of age. Natasha draws from her experience of various evidence-based therapeutic modalities and approaches to tailor treatment plans to individual needs.
Natasha offers a warm and respectful approach. She will ensure that you feel heard and acknowledged, with the ultimate aim of supporting your journey to improve your wellbeing and quality of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?
What will happen during the first visit?
What is a Psychologist?
The fields of Psychological application and expertise are diverse; however clinical therapy is the most widely recognised and accessed. Psychological interventions vary depending on the needs of a client, and also vary depending on the theoretical orientation/treatment preferences of the clinician. It is important when commencing therapy that you are able to have your questions answered about the evidence-based practices of your Psychologist.
What training do Pyschologists do?
Are Psychologists required to do ongoing training?
What is the difference between Psychologists and Psychiatrists?
Do you work with other health practitioners?
What if my Psychologist is not available between sessions?
What type of therapies do you use?
• Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
• Motivational Interviewing
• Psychodynamic Therapy
• Schema Therapy
• Narrative Therapy
• Psychodrama & Art
Do I need a referral?
What happens during a session?
Why do I need to find a Psychologist that is a good ‘fit’ for me?
How does payment work if I have been referred by my GP?
Will I find the sessions confronting?
Therapy can be confronting for some and perhaps seem tangential to the client’s perceived goal for treatment; however this may be the necessary work to ultimately reach your objective. You may at times feel challenged or misunderstood and as a result feel like disconnecting to therapy, but this may be the very moment just before insights are made and gains are experienced. Hang in there.