Clinical Psychology

Meet Eva Kandris, our Clinical Psychologist At PhysioCentral, we are proud to offer clinical psychology services led by Eva, an experienced Clinical Psychologist passionate about helping individuals overcome their challenges. Eva specialises in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma, and utilising scientifically validated interventions under the broad category of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

What is a Clinical Psychologist, and what do they do?

A Clinical Psychologist is trained to provide assessment and treatment for those experiencing psychological distress or disorders. Eva brings her expertise to help individuals navigate their mental health challenges with care and professionalism.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is based on the principle that our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviours, not external events or people.

By changing our thinking patterns, we can improve our emotional well-being and behaviour. Eva will guide you in understanding how your thoughts contribute to your distressing feelings and behaviours, teaching you skills to modify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns to achieve your goals.

This process often involves completing therapy activities or “homework” between sessions to reinforce learning.

Why choose CBT?

Research shows CBT to be the most effective treatment for most psychological disorders. Unlike medication, CBT has no side effects, and it empowers individuals to maintain their progress by understanding and applying the skills they have learned.

What Psychological Disorders does Eva treat?

  • Anxiety Disorders: Persistent feelings of high anxiety, discomfort, and tension that interfere with daily functioning. Examples include Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD, Social Phobia, and PTSD.
  • Mood Disorders: Prolonged periods of disturbed mood, such as Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Eating Disorders: Extreme disturbances in eating behaviours and related thoughts, such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Adjustment Disorders: Emotional or behavioural symptoms in response to significant life stressors, such as a breakup, job loss, or moving away.
  • Other Issues: Eva can also help with weight loss, anger management, substance use, grief, low self-esteem, poor motivation, relationship difficulties, and sleep problems.

How long does CBT take?

CBT is goal-oriented and time-limited, typically lasting between 6 and 16 sessions, making it an efficient and effective form of therapy.

Medication and Referrals

While Clinical Psychologists do not prescribe medication, Eva collaborates with GP’s and Psychiatrists and can arrange consultations if medication is necessary.

Getting referred

To book an appointment with Eva, ask your GP or Psychiatrist for a referral or call the friendly staff at PhysioCentral. A referral also allows you to claim a Medicare rebate.

Do you know if this service is right for you?

You might benefit from seeing Eva if you experience:

  • Strong feelings or behaviours that interfere with daily activities or living your life as you’d like.
  • Psychological distress affecting your work or personal relationships.
  • Difficulty concentrating or enjoying activities.
  • Severe anxiety or panic attacks, or a depressed mood.
  • Trouble coping with stress.
  • Low self-confidence.
  • Challenges in achieving your goals.

Let Eva support you on your journey to better mental health. Call the office on 95427276 to make an appointment.