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Karina Lazarou

Clinical Psychology Registrar

I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, having completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of New South Wales.

I am particularly passionate about working with young people aged 12 to 25 years, although I have gained experience working with individuals of all ages, presenting with a range of concerns. I love what I do, and I am dedicated to helping people overcome their challenges and live fulfilling lives.

I was drawn to a career in psychology because of my passion for helping people through their hard times. As a child I loved science, and I was also fascinated by the psychology of human behaviour and why people do what they do. So I knew I wanted to be a therapist when I discovered that I could learn and use a number of evidence-based strategies to help people do this on a daily basis. It is incredibly rewarding seeing people who were once feeling stuck overcome their difficulties and move towards the life they want to live.

I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve treatment goals, using techniques tailored to individual needs. I provide interventions using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing. I also have specialised training in providing Parent Management Training (PMT), which involves coaching in parenting skills shown to decrease difficult child behaviour and enhance overall family functioning and well-being.

I offer services in the following areas:

  • Anger and Aggression
  • Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Agoraphobia, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety)
  • Assertiveness Difficulties
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Depression and Dysthymia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Parenting Concerns and Behavioural Problems in Children
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • School/ Work Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress and Adjustment issues
  • Trauma (single event)

Anyone can encounter hard times in life and it’s important to know you have the skills to cope. Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to develop new insights, build skills and strengths to overcome challenges, and to improve your overall well-being.

Call now to book an appointment with Karina – 02 9525 8443