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Helping young professionals overcome anxiety, depression, and stress with personalised therapy

We Feel You

Reaching out for help can be a daunting experience. It can be a difficult thing to do. You might be feeling vulnerable. You might feel like nobody will understand your situation or problem. Most of all you might feel like nobody can help you.

Perhaps you can’t describe the feeling but it’s uncomfortable. You’ve felt it for too long and realise it’s time to do something about it.

You might be at a point where not getting help may feel worse than actually doing so.

You're Not Alone

At some point in our lives, we will all go through tough periods where we feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges. In fact, 1 in 10 people will experience depression in their lifetime and 1 in 5 will have anxiety.

All of us will inevitably feel stress at some point, and many will have their own challenges with managing emotions, addictions, trauma, and more.

But life’s too short to have to battle it alone with a one-dimensional approach …

That’s why at Howarth Psychological Services we’re committed to helping young professionals get unstuck from their psychological challenges and feel better. We:

  • offer a warm, friendly, non-judgemental space where you can feel at ease and safe to talk.
  • are open to talking about whatever you need to express, no matter how unique your situation or problem is.
  • are professionals with years of clinical experience, and give you the tools and skills to cope with and overcome your psychological challenges.

Here For You

You’re not treated as just another number. Respect and acklowedgement for you and your story comes first

No cookie-cutter therapy approaches

Science-based, proven methods that are tailored to your unique situation and exact needs

Your goals matter - it's all about what outcomes you want and we help guide you there

Whatever you may be going through, you don’t need to feel ashamed or embarrassed.

Reach out and let us help you get back to where you want to be.

We’re here to guide you every step of the way …

Services: What Do You Need Help With?

Anxiety

It’s normal to have concerns and worries. But when they begin to take over your life and become a burden intervention is best. Whether it’s:
general anxiety
panic attacks
worry
social anxiety
phobias
We can help you calm those storms.

Depression

Everyone will feel levels of depression at some time in their life. But if it lasts for longer than a couple of weeks it’s likely clinical depression which needs to be treated. If you:
– feel long bouts of low mood
lack motivation and self-worth
sleep excessively
– have feelings of hopelessness
Reach out and let us help you out of your rut.

Stress

Short-term stress is an inevitable part of life and but long-term or “chronic” stress can have negative effects on your health and evolve into anxiety and depression. Signs:
feel overwhelmed
burnt out
loss of sleep or appetite
self-medicating to cope
Therapy can be a powerful tool to manage the corrosive nature of stress and help you find peace again.

Anger

Anger can be a beast which if untamed can run amok and cause a lot of damage to our relationships and other things we value in life. Common signs are:
– rage
– verbal and physical abuse
– yelling
– throwing and breaking things
Fortunately, anger management counselling can help you get a handle on your anger and tame it for good.

Addictions

We’ve all got our vulnerabilities to vices but what matters most is how we moderate them. If you don’t, addictions can damage your life or worse. If you’re struggling with addictions such as:
– alcohol
– drugs
– gambling
– sex
– internet/video games
– porn
we can give you the tools to help you regain control.

PTSD & Trauma

Everyone reacts differently to upsetting and disturbing events in life. Some bounce back quick whereas others can feel the shock waves for a while afterwards. This could include:
– Complex trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from violence, childhood abuse, sexual abuse and troubling events.
Fortunately, we have powerful therapies that can help you manage your trauma and greatly reduce its heavy weight.

Body Image Concerns

Managing expectations around our body and appearance are key to healthy self-esteem. If you struggle with:
– body dysmorphia
– an eating disorder
– binge eating
– anorexia
– bulimia
– negative body image
you don’t have to suffer in silence. We can help you feel better by restoring a more practical and helpful body image standard.

OCD

If Obsessive Compulsive Disorder develops it affects our behaviours negatively and can cause difficulties in daily functioning. If you have obsessions and behaviours around things such as:
– cleanliness and hygiene
– safety/checking
– obsessive/obtrusive thoughts around sex, fear or harm
we have tools and skills to help free you from OCD and improve your wellbeing.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Personality disorders like BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) can often be a result of childhood trauma. Certain beliefs and behaviors that come about can be destructive to a person’s health, relationships, and life. The good news is that these can be treated with therapy methods like DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) which we use in our practice to help you cope with intense emotions and achieve harmony in your life.

Methods - Something For Everyone

Therapy Styles Used To Help Treat Your Issues

1. Most Famous Method

The classic and original therapy method for issues like anxiety, depression and stress (and most others) is called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It basically involves learning to change unhelpful beliefs, thoughts and behaviours that are causing you problems. This method has been scientifically proven to be effective for many people.

2. The More Zen Way

There’s a newer therapy method called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is a modern version of CBT that takes principles from Buddhism like “mindfulness”. It’s more about learning to sit with and watch thoughts and feelings arise and not trying to change them or react to them. It’s an effective method that helps you to function better and a lot of evidence has been shown to prove this.

3. Less Talk More Action

If your personality doesn’t vibe with CBT or ACT and you prefer a more to-the-point approach there’s something called Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT). It’s a method that is purely goal-oriented and solution-focused. It’s pretty simple – we work out exactly what you want and find ways to get you there and solutions to achieve that.

4. Distress-Coping Method

A powerful approach for treating issues such as personality disorders, complex trauma, PTSD, drug and alcohol addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, depression, self-harm and suicidality is called Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). It involves a range of tools and coping strategies to manage intense negative emotions and distress. Much evidence shows its effectiveness for many people.

Our Approach

My name is Mitchell, Founder and Principal Psychologist of Howarth Psychological Services. For the past eight years, I have been practising as a Clinical Psychologist in North Sydney and surrounds.

I can tell you that there’s not much I haven’t heard before. So you can rest assured. We get where you are right now, we get what it feels like, we get that you probably feel like nobody understands you and that nothing can be done.

Perhaps you’ve tried everything yourself and you’ve made some progress but then fallen back to where you are currently, or maybe worse. It’s been an endless loop and you’re tired of slipping.

But whatever you’re dealing with can be helped and you can make progress. It is possible to feel better.

We’re professionals and we exist for this exact reason – to get you the results that you might have trouble getting by yourself.

You don’t need to be ashamed about the space you have found yourself in. It’s absolutely possible to turn things around and get where you need to go.

Many psychological issues can be tough to overcome on your own. If you’ve battled your challenges alone and haven’t got the outcomes you’d like, it’s best to work with a professional Psychologist.

We have years of experience working with clients with similar issues to yours. We understand it and we have the skills and qualifications to help get you results as we have for many others.

Howarth Psychological Services is a space where you will be met with professionals who are completely open, empathetic, and non-judgmental and keep whatever you share in confidence.

Reach out and let us help you get back on track.

Why Us?

Highly Qualified

I am a fully certified Clinical Psychologist. It also means you get the highest Medicare Rebate amount ($120)

8 Years Experience

Over 8 years of clinical experience helping hundreds of clients ranging from children to older adults. All has been in public hospitals, private hospitals, and private practice

Results Oriented

I use comprehensive questionaires at the start of and across sessions. We analyse score to see what areas are improving and where further focus is required.

Flexible & Adaptable

My sessions are always client centred. It is about your time and your goals and I do everything I can to facilitate that no matter what your needs and wants are.

Training, Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (Honours) from Macquarie University.
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) degree from the University of Western Sydney.
  • Credited by the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) to help treat a range of psychological issues, particularly anxiety which is my specialty
  • Registered and regulated by Ahpra
  • Associated with Medicare as a Bulk Bill Psychologist

Common Questions

It’s quite simple. If you’re experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression for example, or anything else, contact your GP and say you’d like to arrange a “Mental Health Care Plan” (includes 10 sessions per year) and see a Psychologist. They will sort out the paperwork for you which you then provide to your Psychologist. If the Psychologist does the same as my practice does they can normally process the rebate ($120) and deposit it straight back into your bank account without you having to do that via Centrelink yourself.

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If you want to see if we're the best fit for your needs, call us for an obligation free chat:

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. ― Sigmund Freud

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Mitchell is a registered Allied Health (Psychologist) provider with the State Insurance Regulatory Authority.

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Level 1, 50 Yeo Street Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia 2089

Phone

0421 665 788

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