Gavin Surjadinata

Psychologist


Master of Clinical Psychology, UTS

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), UNSW
 

I endeavour to develop a safe, comfortable and judgement-free space for people to explore their daily challenges and aspirations in life. I seek to provide individualised evidence-based treatments to facilitate meaningful change and growth.

 

I believe in the importance of collaboration to empower change through the development of greater self-awareness, adaptive skills, and different ways of thinking.     

Clinical approach

  • CBTACT, Mindfulness, Parent Management Training (PMT)

  • Works primarily with adults and adolescents

  • Warm and empathic, with a collaborative approach

  • Dedicated to providing effective, evidence- based psychological treatment to adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds   

 

Experience:

  • Delivery of individually tailored, evidence-based treatments in outpatient hospital settings, youth mental health, private practices, and university clinics.

  • Experience working with a variety of disorders and mental health difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder, procrastination, perfectionism, body image, self-esteem, adjustment, chronic pain, early attachment difficulties, parenting, and interpersonal/relationship issues.  

  • Masters Dissertation investigated body dysmorphic disorder in adolescents and young adults.   

Issues

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, and worry

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Unhelpful and catastrophic thinking

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Friendship and social issues

  • Family, parenting, and attachment issues

  • Self-esteem and confidence issues

  • Work and academic difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, time-management

  • Grief and loss

  • Chronic illness   

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