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About Lydia

Since 1999 Lydia has been a practicing

Clinical Psychologist.  She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a Fellow of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society.

Lydia holds a Clinical Doctorate (PsyD) from the University of South Australia and a Masters Degree in Clinical  Psychology (MPsyc) from the Flinders University of South Australia. Since 2006 Lydia has conducted her private practice in Adelaide, South Australia.

Prior to establishing her private practice, she held a research role at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). given her experience of working with refugees and prisoners of war (UN; IOM, 1993-1994). For nine years she was a Senior Clinician at the Women's and Children Hospital working with children and their families experiencing abuse, neglect and trauma. Since 2007 to 2020 she was the Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Calvary Adelaide Hospital and Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital where she focused on chronic pain and trauma post motor vehicle accidents (MVA) and work related injuries.

Lydia is available to provide clinical psychology services by a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) with a GP Mental Health Care Plans, for WorkCover (Return to Work) cases, MVA claims and also for National Disability Insurance Scheme  (NDIS) clients who have self-manged or plan-managed funding.

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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."

Karl Rogers

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Lydia's therapeutic approach utilises  various clinical psychology methods. Based on the client's needs, these approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness. These techniques aim to assist clients develop new coping skills in order to lead a happier, healthier and more productive lives.
Therapeutic sessions seek to identify and address unhelpful patterns of thinking while encouraging development of more effective coping skills to achieve greater resilience and improved well-being.
Lydia is fluent in Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian.

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Psychological Services

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Individual therapy

These sessions focus on working together to explore feelings and thoughts in order to increase self-awareness and to find alternative interpretations, while enhancing communication skills and improving coping strategies.


Relationship issues

Relationships are fundamental to our happiness and well-being. However, they are often complex and require us to be reflective in order to gain insight. These sessions focus on developing  more engaging communication strategies and problem solving skills while promoting personal strengths and maintaining positive feelings.

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Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Mindfulness and ACT are therapeutic interventions which involve focusing on the present while fostering a non-judgmental attitude. These evidence-based strategies are used to treat anxiety, depression and states of grief. For over a decade, Lydia has been using mindfulness in both group and individual settings, in particular when dealing with chronic pain and other health conditions.

Therapy aims to develop resilience or our ability to bounce back from adversity.
Therapy can assist us to experience post-trauma growth by developing new understandings of who we are and the world we live so that we can better shape our future lives.

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East Adelaide Medical Centre, Suite F8B, Level 1 / 50 Hutt St.
Adelaide, 5000
Australia

Mobile Phone: 0416 058 389

FAX: 08 8311 6596

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