About our services
The Centre for Emotional Health Clinic (CEHC) is a centre of excellence, aimed at furthering our understanding of emotional disorders and improving methods of treatment. In addition to our research programs, we also offer private psychological treatment. Clients who seek help at the CEHC will receive state of the art assessment and treatment based on internationally recognised research, much of which has been conducted by our team over the past 20 years
What issues can the CEH Clinic help with?
Psychologists at the CEH Clinic work with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Our clinical team has expertise in the treatment of:
- generalised anxiety and worry
- social anxiety
- specific phobias
- separation anxiety and
- health anxiety
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- post-traumatic stress
- issues related to self-esteem
- low mood
- stress management and
What does treatment involve?
Treatment may involve individual sessions with a client and psychologist or group sessions led by a psychologist and attended by clients who are facing similar difficulties. For young people most sessions will also involve a parent as well. Sessions take place at the Clinic and typically start out on a weekly basis. Less frequent visits (e.g. fortnightly or monthly) may be scheduled as treatment nears completion.
The focus and duration of treatment will vary according to a client’s unique needs, the issues they are wishing to address as well as goals for treatment. We offer specific, structured programs such as Cool Kids for anxious children and adolescents and the Happy Health Aging Program for older adults that are often subsidised by our research and training endeavours. If a specific program is not suited to your needs we offer individual sessions with psychologists on a full-fee basis.
What type of therapy is used?
At the CEHC our programs and our psychologists primarily practice Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based intervention that focuses on discovering unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and then learning healthier skills and habits that are designed to reduce targeted problems. In addition principles or techniques from other evidence-supported theories such as mindfulness, dialectical behaviour therapy or interpersonal therapy may be incorporated. Our clinicians do not offer family or couple therapy.
Who provides services at the CEH Clinic?
At the CEH Clinic we have both generally registered psychologists and endorsed clinical psychologist, all are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and Medicare. Psychologists have undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in human behaviour. Clinical psychologists specialise in understanding, assessing and treating mental health issues using evidence-based practices.
It is a requirement that all our psychologists continually update and develop their skills through activities such as mentoring from senior clinicians, peer support, case review meetings, clinically focused meetings to learn about advances in research, and professional development.
Our team include:
- Registered Psychologists who have a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology and who are completing further supervised practice to achieve endorsement in the specialisation of clinical psychology.
- Clinical Psychologists who have been endorsed in clinical psychology following a minimum of 4 years of postgraduate training and supervised practice.
- Senior Clinical Psychologists who have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and other emotional health difficulties. They provide expert supervision and leadership in clinical psychology.
In addition, the CEH clinic provides training opportunities for provisional psychologists who are completing a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology. Provisional psychologists provide services including assessment and treatment under the supervision of a senior clinical psychologist.
Do I need a referral to see the psychologist?
No, a referral is not required to have treatment with us and is not required for treatment through one of research or training subsidised services. However, to claim a Medicare rebate for full fee paying services you must have a referral and treatment plan from a GP, paediatrician or psychiatrist
In case of an emergency or crisis please contact:
NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511 or
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Referrers (GPs, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists): please provide a completed copy of this form PDF, 891.33 KB to your patient, or send through to us via post/fax/email, along with a copy of any plans you wish to provide.
For all non-urgent requests, please fill in the form below or phone 02 9850 8711.
Location and hours
The Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1, 16 University Ave
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Phone: 02 9850 8711
Fax: 02 9850 6578
NSW Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
Lifeline – 131144