Areeka Khan

Psychologist

  • Master of Clinical Psychology, University of Technology Sydney

  • Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced), Monash University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with

  • Bachelor of Arts-Psychology, Macquarie University

I am passionate about helping individuals develop a better relationship with their thoughts, emotions and behaviours. The intention is to develop self-awareness and insight to overcome the coping styles that may no longer be helpful.

I tailor my intervention to the individual’s needs and draw from a range of therapeutic models to equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I am sincere and respectful in my practice and aim to empower clients in a space where they feel safe and valued.

Clinical approach

  • CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Schema, DBT & Parenting Strategies

  • Works primarily with adults, as well as adolescents

  • A balance between practical strategies and deeper core work

  • Empathic and collaborative, yet directive when needed

  • Aims to develop safety in the therapeutic relationship

  • Guiding clients to develop more helpful ways of coping with life’s challenges and unpleasant experiences

Experience

  • Experience in delivering individualised treatment in inpatient mental health units, outpatient chronic pain programs, phone counselling, and university clinics.

  • Considerable experience working with a variety of disorders (e.g., anxiety, panic, chronic pain, depression, OCD, perfectionism, low self-esteem, substance use, adjustment and disability), as well as trauma, personality disorders and psychosis.

  • Masters Dissertation investigated Parental stress within an Islamic Parenting approach

Issues

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, worry, and OCD

  • Depression, low mood, and bipolar

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Trauma and processing difficult experiences

  • Anger management, frustration, and irritation

  • Personality disorders

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Friendship and social issues

  • Family violence

  • Self-esteem and confidence issues

  • Body image problems

  • Eating disorders

  • Sleeping difficulties

  • ADHD