• Level 1, Suite 102 304 - 318 Kingsway, Caringbah, NSW 2229

Dr Jacinta Thomson

Clinical Psychologist

PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology)
M. Psych (Clinical)
B.Sci (Adv, Hons Psychology)

Currently  on Maternity Leave

Jacinta offers individual therapy to those 16 yrs and older in the areas of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief & loss, stress & burnout, a range of adjustment difficulties and more…

Approach

I want my clients to know that I offer a safe space, free of judgment, where we can work collaboratively and flexibly to identify and resolve their concerns. I help my clients to understand that mental illness is NOT a life sentence. Through appropriate treatment and ongoing support, most people with mental illness recover well and live healthy and productive lives. Using systematic and evidence-based principles, we will have a chance to explore ways of living with a greater sense of wellbeing, whilst learning healthier coping behaviours to handle the tougher times.

I bring a fresh approach and a positive energy to addressing the mental health needs of your patients. I typically work in a problem-focused and goal-oriented manner, so clients will feel empowered to make changes that will see them pursuing a more balanced lifestyle. I am skilled in the areas of mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and supporting the client’s journey towards behaviour change.

CLIENT I SEE: Adolescents (16yrs +), Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults

Specific Areas of Work:

  • mood and anxiety
  • phobic disorders;
  • pre-surgery assessment
  • eating, body, and weight-related issues;
  • anger management;
  • dealing with stress and burnout;
  • sports and performance-related anxiety;
  • grief and loss; adjustment difficulties;
  • sleep problems;
  • relationship issues (individual);
  • sexuality issues;
  • psychological management of chronic pain and disease;
  • psychosomatic disorders and health anxiety;
  • internet / social media / gaming addictions;
  • tackling perfectionism and procrastination;
  • self-esteem and confidence problems, and;
  • geriatric mental health
  • (amongst many more areas, just ask!)

Approaches I use:

  • CBT
  • ACT
  • DBT
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-focussed Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
  • Exposure Therapies
  • Strengths-based approach
  • E-CBT (enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders)
  • Supportive Counselling
  • Skills Training
  • Psycho-education