We are a team of compassionate and experienced psychologists who specialize in working with immigrants and refugees. We understand the unique difficulties that you may encounter as you adjust to a new life in Australia, such as culture shock, language barriers, discrimination, trauma, and loss of identity. We also respect and value your cultural background and beliefs.
We offer a friendly and down-to-earth approach to therapy that is based on trust and collaboration. We believe that the relationship you have with your practitioner is the key to your treatment’s success. That’s why we conduct a compatibility session to ensure you are matched with the clinician that best suits your needs and preferences.
We use evidence-based methodologies, such as ISTDP and schema therapy, to help you deal with anxiety, depression, anger, and other problems you might be facing. We also provide support for all ages, from children to adults. Our goal is to help you achieve lasting positive change in your well-being and quality of life.
What we do
We can help you to name what you are experiencing through tools, assessments and therapy.
We can support you on developing a plan of action to decrease your symptoms or develop strategies to manage your diagnosis.
How we work
Are you looking for a psychological assessment for yourself or your loved one? Do you want to explore any possible diagnoses or understand your strengths and challenges better? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
At Talking Works, we offer a range of psychological assessments for children and adults, conducted by registered psychologists or provisional psychologists (under the supervision of registered psychologists). We use both standardized tests and informal assessments (such as observations at school or analysis of writing samples) to provide you with a comprehensive and personalized report.
Life can be challenging at times. Sudden life changes can happen, such as losing a family member or having an unplanned pregnancy, which can increase someone’s stress levels and trigger anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. The good news is: you do not need to go through all of it by yourself.
A psychologist is a health professional highly trained to help people like you, aiming to improve your mental health and general well-being. Their well-developed listening skills will provide comfort to your pain, whilst challenging your disruptive thoughts. They will also help you explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and work with you to find effective solutions and coping strategies.
A person with a permanent and significant disability, or someone who wants to prevent their condition from getting worse may benefit from our support services. We can help them to improve their skills and strategies in various aspects of your life, such as:
- Education and learning: We can help them to develop their educational skills suit their needs and goals.
- Employment and work: We can help them to develop the social skills to find and keep a job that matches their abilities and interests.
- Social and recreational activities: We can help them develop and maintain social connections and hobbies that enrich their life.
- Daily living and independence: We can help them to perform everyday tasks and live as independently as possible.
We provide personalized and flexible ongoing support that is based on your preferences and situation.