ABOUT HOLISTIC PSYCHOLOGY CENTRE
Sonja is the founder and Principal Consultant Psychologist & Life Coach of the Holistic Psychology Centre. Aside from facilitating high quality and effective psychological and coaching services her vision for this space is to make a difference by spreading awareness and resources to create a greater connection and change in people's lives.
Sonja has always been passionate about making a difference in people's lives and the community and knows first hand how powerful education and the spoken word can be. In 2007 after many years in the public health sector Sonja established her own private practice. Before becoming a Psychologist Sonja was an actor dedicated to the performing Arts and a number of charity organisations. Sonja continues to be an advocate for the performing arts, psychology and self-wellness development community and hopes this space can connect others and help spread the word.
Stay tuned to the holistic Psych Centre's Blog-Facebook page, focused on creating growth and change on the "inner" (emotional, cognitive, physical, mind-soul) and "outer" (relational, vocational, social, spiritual) spheres.
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Sonja is a Senior Consultant Psychologist, Life, Relationship & Wellness Coach. Sonja has been practicing Psychology and providing quality treatment and care for children, adolescents and adults across Sydney for over 20 years. Sonja has extensive experience and expertise in providing holistic psychological assessment and and management for individuals, couples and families and holistic psychological interventions for a wide range of psychological issues and mental health concerns. Sonja is well respected and highly regarded in the community by her client's and peers for her ongoing professional commitment and dedication to her therapeutic work.
Sonja is known for her compassionate, dynamic, systemic and holistic approach as well as for her work with treatment resistant issues and resolving the core barriers to well-being. Sonja believes in working with an individual's strengths and inner resources to promote positive change by utilising a combination of traditional Psychological-Emotional-Behavioural approaches and Psychological-Relational-Life coaching approaches with Energy Psychology- Meridian "tapping" approaches to treatment.
Tapping has been likened to "emotional-psychological acupuncture" and has been found to be very successful with treatment resistant issues and barriers to treatment goals. Call (02) 9964 0099 for more details.
Sonja is committed and dedicated to ongoing community and professional development and continues to undertake extensive training in a range of evidence based psychological therapies, research and treatment techniques. Sonja has a strong interest in working collaboratively with performing artists (particularly actors), Family of Origin-multi Cultural groups and the treatment of communication-speech impediments (particularly stuttering). Sonja also has a strong interest and is pursuing further professional development in the areas of holistic Bio-Psycho-Social wellness, energy psychology and neuroscience as a means of improving mood, health, cognitive functioning, unconscious blocks/barriers, behaviour and relationships. Sonja is also dedicated to a regular practice of Yin-Yang Yoga and Meditation.
What to Expect?
As a Senior Consultant Psychologist with over 20 years of experience Sonja believes that every individual has the right to receive the highest standard of treatment and care in a nurturing, confidential and supportive environment. Sonja takes on a systemic and innovative approach and believes in working collaboratively with each individual to facilitate effective treatment strategies and promote lasting positive change. Sonja practices beyond the one size fits all and believes that we all have a unique set of individual needs and values. With her extensive experience, skills and knowledge Sonja is able to tailor each consultation to match her client's holistic needs (including emotional, physical, relational, vocational, social and spiritual) and create an authentic and unique therapeutic experience. This approach has helped many of Sonja's client's reach their goals and develop a life of balance and fulfillment in their internal-self and external-life.
Still unsure about whether to take the next step?
You are not alone-emotional, behavioural and interpersonal problems are very common and for some people deciding to get help from a Psychologist is difficult. Did you know that around 1 in 5 people in Australia experience a mental health problem every year and almost half of all Australians will experience mental health related difficulties at some point in their life? Unfortunately, many people suffer unnecessarily because they fail to seek professional help.
Your mental-emotional health is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of your life and a crucial factor in determining the quality of your physical health, personal development, relationships and every day functioning within your family, work and the community. Trust your intuition and congratulations! Visting this website means that you have taken the first step to taking care of your health and well being.
Still unsure? Sonja welcomes all enquiries and her team at the Holistic Psychology Centre are happy to discuss how she may be able to assist you with your needs.
Take the next step and call us today on 02 9964 0099.
Sonja is a member of the following professional Bodies:
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, (PsyBA) a national board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Registration No: PSY0001382883.
- Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).
- Member of Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (MAAPI).
- Member of the APS Division of General Psychological Practice (APS-DGPP).
- Member APS Groups-Coaching Psychology, Sleep Psychology, Psychology of Relationships & Trauma Psychology.
- Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
- Trained Energy Psychology-Simple Energy Techniques (SET-Meridian Tapping) Practioner.
- Trained Eye Movement Desensitisation processing (EMDR) practioner.
- Trained Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy (Ericksonian-NLP) practitioner.
- Certified Licensee to teach 123 Magic/Emotion Parent Coaching Program.
- Medicare Australia and Private Health Fund endorsed Psychologist (Provider No: 2916885K).