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Dr Kate Reid at Sevens Creek Psychology in Euroa
We provide evidence-based treatments for common challenging conditions, from diagnoses of anxiety and depression to everyday issues such as beating exam stress or facing fears of public speaking.
Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that can affect people at any stage of life. This is more than usual sadness and involves very low mood as well as loss of interest and pleasure in your usual activities for at least 2 weeks or more.

It might be triggered by change or loss that has occurred in your life, or there may not be any apparent reason.

Other symptoms might include emotional numbness, lack of motivation, sleep or appetite disturbance, and increased thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, occurring in about 1 in 4 people. Everyone gets worried and anxious sometimes. An anxiety disorder occurs when this is persistent and interferes with a person’s occupational, social, and academic functioning. Anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder - feeling sick and worried most of the time
  • Social Anxiety - an intense fear of speaking in front of others, being embarrassed, or feeling like a fool
  • Specific phobias - fears about certain places or things and avoiding those things
  • Separation anxiety - difficulty separating from home or parents

Some of the other mental health conditions listed also involve anxiety.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders occur when thoughts, feelings, and behaviours about body shape or size become entrenched, cause high anxiety, and are very difficult to change. The most common eating disorders include:

  • Anorexia nervosa - when low body weight is strongly desired, and is maintained through food restriction and compensation behaviours
  • Bulimia nervosa -when binge eating (eating a large amount of food in an out of control way within a short time) is followed by compensatory behaviours such as vomiting
  • Binge eating disorder - when a person can’t resist urges to eat a large amount of food in an out of control way within a short time
Post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD occurs in some people after exposure to a life-threatening event such as war, motor vehicle accident, or sexual abuse. The brain develops ways of coping with the event that can cause problems in the long term (e.g. avoidance). The brain and body can become too sensitised to danger and things seem more frightening than they actually are. Intrusive symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive images and memories of the event that make it seem like it is happening again.

PTSD can impact people’s relationships and their sense of self.

PTSD is diagnosed when these symptoms have been present for 1 month or more. Acute Stress Disorder is an intense and challenging reaction to a traumatic event that lasts less than 1 month.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD occurs when thoughts (obsessions) become stuck in the brain and cause intense anxiety, and the person experiences urges (compulsions) for behaviours to try to reduce their distress. OCD is diagnosed when these urges cannot be resisted and repetitive patterns of behaviour become entrenched.

Autism spectrum disorder

ASD is when people have long-term developmental differences that affect their style of communication, sensory experiences, restricted and repetitive interests, and social interactions.

This often also impacts their learning, ways of paying attention, and intensity of their emotions.

At Sevens Creek Psychology we do not diagnose ASD as there are specific processes for that. But we work with people once diagnosed to help them face the challenges of living with this neurodiversity.

Depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that can affect people at any stage of life. This is more than usual sadness and involves very low mood as well as loss of interest and pleasure in your usual activities for at least 2 weeks or more.

It might be triggered by change or loss that has occurred in your life, or there may not be any apparent reason.

Other symptoms might include emotional numbness, lack of motivation, sleep or appetite disturbance, and increased thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder, occurring in about 1 in 4 people. Everyone gets worried and anxious sometimes. An anxiety disorder occurs when this is persistent and interferes with a person’s occupational, social, and academic functioning. Anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder - feeling sick and worried most of the time
  • Social Anxiety - an intense fear of speaking in front of others, being embarrassed, or feeling like a fool
  • Specific phobias - fears about certain places or things and avoiding those things
  • Separation anxiety - difficulty separating from home or parents

Some of the other mental health conditions listed also involve anxiety.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders occur when thoughts, feelings, and behaviours about body shape or size become entrenched, cause high anxiety, and are very difficult to change. The most common eating disorders include:

  • Anorexia nervosa - when low body weight is strongly desired, and is maintained through food restriction and compensation behaviours
  • Bulimia nervosa -when binge eating (eating a large amount of food in an out of control way within a short time) is followed by compensatory behaviours such as vomiting
  • Binge eating disorder - when a person can’t resist urges to eat a large amount of food in an out of control way within a short time
Post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD occurs in some people after exposure to a life-threatening event such as war, motor vehicle accident, or sexual abuse. The brain develops ways of coping with the event that can cause problems in the long term (e.g. avoidance). The brain and body can become too sensitised to danger and things seem more frightening than they actually are. Intrusive symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive images and memories of the event that make it seem like it is happening again.

PTSD can impact people’s relationships and their sense of self.

PTSD is diagnosed when these symptoms have been present for 1 month or more. Acute Stress Disorder is an intense and challenging reaction to a traumatic event that lasts less than 1 month.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD occurs when thoughts (obsessions) become stuck in the brain and cause intense anxiety, and the person experiences urges (compulsions) for behaviours to try to reduce their distress. OCD is diagnosed when these urges cannot be resisted and repetitive patterns of behaviour become entrenched.

Autism spectrum disorder

ASD is when people have long-term developmental differences that affect their style of communication, sensory experiences, restricted and repetitive interests, and social interactions.

This often also impacts their learning, ways of paying attention, and intensity of their emotions.

At Sevens Creek Psychology we do not diagnose ASD as there are specific processes for that. But we work with people once diagnosed to help them face the challenges of living with this neurodiversity.

Personality disorders

Personality disorders occur when people experience significant trauma or attachment difficulties from an early age and have a dysregulated emotion response system and way of interacting with other people. This is intense and long-lasting and has usually been there since an early age.

The most common personality disorders that we help people to manage include:

  • Borderline personality disorder – A pattern of intense emotions, impulsivity, strong urges for harmful behaviours, poor sense of self, and problems with relationships
  • Narcissistic personality disorder – A strong focus on the needs of the self at the expense of relationships with others. People tend to act confidently but actually have a fragile view of themselves
  • Dependent personality disorder – A strong reliance on others to meet their needs and difficulty imagining being able to cope alone
Psychosis

Psychosis occurs when people lose touch with reality and experience strange symptoms which may be confusing. Symptoms include hearing and seeing things that aren’t there, strange beliefs, and feeling as though thoughts can be controlled by others.

Examples of illnesses with psychosis include schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

We usually work with the support of a mental health team and/or psychiatrist to help people with these conditions.

Bi-Polar affective disorder

Bipolar disorder is when moods change from extremes of depression to highs called mania or hypomania. This can happen rapidly or over longer periods. It tends to impact on people’s sleep, decision making, impulsivity and ability to engage in daily life.

We usually work with the support of a mental health team and/or psychiatrist to help people with this condition.

Two chairs in the clinic room at Sevens Creek Psychology Euroa

Our psychologists help people to navigate through typical life challenges such as transitions to new school or workplace, managing relationship difficulties, or adjusting to change.

With support from our psychologists you can gain the skills to live a more meaningful life and learn tools to deal with challenges.

We help people learn to tolerate distress and to work with and regulate their emotions, enabling them to live the most fulfilling life possible.

Psychology services tailored to suit your situation.

Modalities

Individual therapy

Most commonly, clients attend appointments on their own, to work on individual issues with a psychologist.

Family work

Our psychologists often help parents and families to support young people who are experiencing difficulties or distress.

Group therapy

We sometimes offer group interventions to develop specific skills such as mindfulness or compassion-focused approaches.

Therapies

CBT and Trauma Focused CBT

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Mindfulness based approaches

Other Therapies

Delivery

In-person

We provide a peaceful environment at our cottage near the banks of the Sevens Creek in Euroa, for you to feel safe to explore your challenges.

Telehealth

Clients who are not able to get to Euroa and who are eligible can have sessions via telehealth, utilising private and safe video calling technology.

Focused on bringing specialist mental health care to rural and regional Victorians.
The Sevens Creek Psychology building and trees

Highly trained psychologists

We know that everyone has different needs, and a different fit with your psychologist. Our aim is to have a range of psychologists for you to choose from.

Experienced in rural living

Our psychologists live and work in local small towns and we understand the importance of issues such as privacy and connection with community.

Part of your community

Our clinic works closely with local schools and doctors’ clinics to make sure you receive coordinated care close to home.

Adaptable service options

If travel is difficult, we provide services in flexible ways including at school for some students, and through telehealth via video or phone for eligible clients.

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Get to know our team members, their interests and skills. Find out more information about fees and making an appointment to help you get prepared.

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