Lynley Yeo

Lynley Yeo

Registered Psychologist, MAPS

M. Psych (Ed & Dev), B. Psych (Hons)

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Lynley loves working with children, adolescents, parents/carers, and is particularly passionate about working with adults with disabilities. Lynley works with people experiencing anxiety and depression, grief and loss, providing parenting and behaviour support. She is also able to conduct standardised assessments such as cognitive (IQ) and adaptive assessments.

2018-12-24T15:11:30+10:00

Areas of Counselling Practice

Child, Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • ADHD related difficulties
  • Behavioural challenges for children and adolescents
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Conflict resolution
  • Childhood mental health concerns & disorders
  • Developmental difficulties for children
  • Disability support for children and their family
  • Infant bonding, and post-natal depression and anxiety
  • Parenting issues and mentoring
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Parenting plans
  • Sleep issues
  • Social issues
  • Stepfamily issues
  • Student issues and study skills development

 

Mental Health, Grief & Trauma

  • Adult mental health issues
  • Anxiety including social anxiety, panic attacks, stress management
  • Coping with emotions including shame, grief and anger
  • Depressive disorders, depression and low mood
  • Grief and loss counselling
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Same-sex attraction
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Self-harm and suicidality
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Trauma and abuse counselling

How I Approach Counselling

I believe the best outcomes are to be achieved by working collaboratively with clients and the key people in their lives. We function at our best when supported by our “tribe” and I place a high value on a client’s support network, particularly when working with young people or those with disabilities.

I use a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Applied Behaviour Analysis in conjunction with a strengths-based, positive behaviour framework and individually tailored therapeutic interventions.

Professional Background

In 2014, I commenced as a school counsellor at an independent K-12 school. I continue to work part-time in this role, providing individual support to children and adolescents experiencing a range of mental health problems, familial, relational, behavioural and life challenges. Engagement with parents/carers has again been key. In this role, it has also been my pleasure to consult with and provide support to school staff, and to be involved in running a range of groups aimed at promoting the wellbeing of children and adolescents in the primary and secondary schools.

After completing my Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) in 2009, I began my career working for the NSW disability service provider, Ageing, Disability and Homecare. In this role, I developed a great appreciation and respect for people with intellectual disabilities and the people who care for them. The role also exposed me to a range of other disabilities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders) and introduced me to the importance of collaboration in providing a therapeutic service.

Professional Memberships

Fees

My fee is $175 per session, usually between 50-60 min, and payment is made on the day of the appointment.

I am Medicare accredited with clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan obtained from their GP. The Medicare rebate is $84.80 per session for 6 to 10 sessions per calendar year.

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