Anxiety and worry is something we all experience from time to time. It is the brain’s primitive response to perceived threats or stressful situations. It causes our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism to activate so that we can respond with an appropriate action to keep ourselves safe. When we are responding normally our anxiety reaction dissipates […]
My name is Bernadette McCarthy and I am a Psychologist and Life Coach living and working in the Hills District of Sydney, Australia.
My passion is helping people to throw off the chains in their mind and body that hold them back from living a life they love. I am a Psychologist who likes to work in an holistic way, integrating natural methods of maintaining wellbeing into my therapy and coaching.
I offer therapy to adults over 18 years who are usually struggling with the impact of anxiety, depression, relationship distress, conflict or stress in their lives.
My coaching clients are parents, business owners, executives, retirees and others who are looking to clarify their life direction and generate some change in their health, career, business, relationships or parenting.
If you are browsing this website, the chances are that you or someone you care about is feeling unhappy or unhealthy. You might be wondering if I am the right person for you or if you even have a problem that’s worth getting help for.
Is this you?
• I feel distressed and unhappy.
• These problems affect my relationships, my ability to function and my feelings about myself.
• I feel like my brain never stops thinking and analysing.
• I am engaging in behaviours that I am disappointed with or unhappy about.
• I feel like my life is out of control and I can’t seem to get on top of things.
• I never seem to get around to doing things for myself.
• I am stressed most of the time and have forgotten how to relax.
• I’m not sure what direction I want to take my life in.
I have been providing psychology and coaching services for over 15 years and have been consulting from private rooms in Castle Hill since 2010. My style of working is calm, warm, practical, collaborative and respectful.
I work hard to help clients balance the need to build insight about their difficulties with useful action that actually makes a difference in their lives.
I have expertise in a number of therapeutic models which I use creatively to tailor a unique package according to what each of my client’s needs. For those who are interested in the details, these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative, Interpersonal, Schema and Solution-focused therapies.
The fit you have with your therapist or coach strongly influences your chances of success. I want you to be successful!
I may not be everbody's cup of tea so I encourage you to learn more about me before you make an enquiry to see if I sound like someone you can relate to.