Signature Psychology and Consultancy Services

Signature Psychology provides holistic, person centred approaches to service provision with the aim of promoting wellness and facilitating positive change.

Signature Psychology and Consultancy Services provides holistic, person centred approaches to service provision with the aim of promoting wellness and facilitating positive change. The interventions will be provided within a culturally competent framework to acknowledge the resilience and wisdom that each individual’s story holds. Signature Psychology believes in embracing diversity of experience

Operating as usual

[08/06/21]   You have the power to change the world today! Smile and say G’Day.
Today when you are out exercising, smile at the person you are passing and say G’Day.

Unfortunately we are in a situation where contagion, lockdown and constant changes have placed us in a perpetual state of collective suffering.

There is no doubt that lockdowns are affecting us all, increasingly our mood is dampening and our motivation decreasing. You might notice feeling heavy and stuck. All these mental and emotional states significantly affect our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health and by extension our immune system.

The good news is YOU can make a DIFFERENCE.
Smiling and greeting another can;
Activate our social engagement system. The social engagement system is responsible for feelings of safety and switches off our flight and fight response, allowing us to feel calm.
Can allow our cells to vibrate at a higher frequency. When we are feeling negative emotions our cells vibrate at a lower frequency which can lead to illness and disease, operating at a higher frequency through elevated states of joy, love and gratitude allows us to create an environment of healing and wellness.
Interrupt and mitigates our stress response through eye contact and feelings of security. Stress has been linked to elevated cortisol levels causing inflammation, a root cause of illness and disease.
Allow us to feel a sense of choice and agency. Having a sense of choice allows us to feel happier and hopeful.
Smiling at another person and saying G’day interferes with a state of seeing the other as a threat. The fear of contagion has caused us to view other humans as a threat, seeing others can activate a state of hypervigilance. Hypervigilance is a stress arousal response where we are constantly scanning for threats. If we view other humans as a threat it destroys our sense of connection and safety. Not only does it create adverse mental health outcomes it also affects our physical health and immune system response.
Reinforce that we are all in this together. Regardless of the narrative you have adopted we are essentially all collectively suffering. Holding space for one another through acknowledging the other creates community and feelings of emotional safety and strength. It will change someone’s day and may just save a life.
Smiling and saying Gday will hopefully start the pathway to change our thought processes and emotions from being limited towards new patterns of being. Recent research has found a correlation between the brain and immune system. Elevated positive states can signal cells within the bodies internal defence system to turn on healthy antibodies as well as a range of beneficial chemicals to balance and regulate the body and mind!
Let’s collectively reduce the suffering today. Smile and say G’Day.

28/07/2021

Signature Psychology is pleased to present Sana Fatima.
Sana is a counsellor who is passionate about promoting empowerment and personal growth that sets you out to overcome life's challenges and to achieve your life goals. She has experience and a skill set that enables her to work with people from all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Sana’s area of expertise lies in working with pre-teen children and adolescents with functioning and behavioral issues. She focuses on developing social skills, anger management, and emotional regulation using mindfulness techniques.
Sana uses an eclectic approach to foster the client's needs and uses a variety of therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness trauma- focused, grief-loss focused therapy .
She believes in using a collaborative approach with the clients to develop strategies that aid in a positive change and will lead you towards a richer and meaningful life.

Please contact on the given number to book in or for further details

Signature Psychology is pleased to present Sana Fatima.
Sana is a counsellor who is passionate about promoting empowerment and personal growth that sets you out to overcome life's challenges and to achieve your life goals. She has experience and a skill set that enables her to work with people from all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Sana’s area of expertise lies in working with pre-teen children and adolescents with functioning and behavioral issues. She focuses on developing social skills, anger management, and emotional regulation using mindfulness techniques.
Sana uses an eclectic approach to foster the client's needs and uses a variety of therapies including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness trauma- focused, grief-loss focused therapy .
She believes in using a collaborative approach with the clients to develop strategies that aid in a positive change and will lead you towards a richer and meaningful life.

Please contact on the given number to book in or for further details

15/06/2021

Signature Psychology presents Phoenix: a five week mindfulness program for women with a lived experience of mental Health.
The Benefits of mindfulness include -
*positive physical and mental health outcomes
*reduced distracting and negative thoughts
*Increased positive mood
*reduction of self judgement and judgement of others
* reduction of pain symptoms
* enhanced immune response
* obtaining a more focused mindset on tasks, activities and the pleasurable moments of life.

Signature Psychology presents Phoenix: a five week mindfulness program for women with a lived experience of mental Health.
The Benefits of mindfulness include -
*positive physical and mental health outcomes
*reduced distracting and negative thoughts
*Increased positive mood
*reduction of self judgement and judgement of others
* reduction of pain symptoms
* enhanced immune response
* obtaining a more focused mindset on tasks, activities and the pleasurable moments of life.

Custom diets are essential to mental health, new research shows 07/03/2021

Custom diets are essential to mental health, new research shows

Nutrition and mental health...the evidence is growing

Custom diets are essential to mental health, new research shows Customized diets and lifestyle changes could be key to optimizing mental health, according to new research including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

06/11/2020

Signature Psychology presents Phoenix a five week mindfulness program for women with a lived experience of mental Health.
The Benefits of mindfulness include -
*positive physical and mental health outcomes
*reduced distracting and negative thoughts
*Increased positive mood
*reduction of self judgement and judgement of others
* reduction of pain symptoms
* enhanced immune response
* obtaining a more focused mindset on tasks, activities and the pleasurable moments of life.

06/11/2020

Signature Psychology and Consultancy Services would like to invite you to R.O.A.R. A five week practical skills and psychoeducation group for women who have experienced the effects of domestic violence.

I often hear women questioning whether their experience of domestic violence is really ‘that bad’. Some hesitate to accept their experiences of violence especially if there is little to no physical assaults. Domestic violence covers a range of behaviours including intimidation, threats, put downs, manipulation, financial and social control, jealousy, spiritual abuse and maternal alienation (e.g. when the woman is labelled as a bad, unworthy mother and the use of children). All these behaviours have a profound effect on health and wellbeing.

Domestic violence remains the leading preventable contributor to death and illness for women aged 18 to 44. The effects on health and well-being are devastating ranging from severe complex trauma presentations to preventable and chronic illnesses. There is a growing body of evidence showing that early psychological trauma increases your chances of developing a range of chronic health conditions including cancer.

If you feel you would benefit from learning about domestic violence and skills and strategies on how to safety plan, cope and heal, please contact signature psychology on
(02) 9750 5607 or text 0451 824 845.

Please note this group is not a group where you are required to share your experiences.
You can choose to attend in person or via video call.

06/11/2020

Signature Psychology and Consultancy Services would like to invite you to R.O.A.R. A five week practical skills and psychoeducation group for women who have experienced the effects of domestic violence.

I often hear women questioning whether their experience of domestic violence is really ‘that bad’. Some hesitate to accept their experiences of violence especially if there is little to no physical assaults. Domestic violence covers a range of behaviours including intimidation, threats, put downs, manipulation, financial and social control, jealousy, spiritual abuse and maternal alienation (e.g. when the woman is labelled as a bad, unworthy mother and the use of children). All these behaviours have a profound effect on health and wellbeing.

Domestic violence remains the leading preventable contributor to death and illness for women aged 18 to 44. The effects on health and well-being are devastating ranging from severe complex trauma presentations to preventable and chronic illnesses. There is a growing body of evidence showing that early psychological trauma increases your chances of developing a range of chronic health conditions including cancer.

If you feel you would benefit from learning about domestic violence and skills and strategies on how to safety plan, cope and heal, please contact signature psychology on
(02) 9750 5607 or text 0451 824 845.

Please note this group is not a group where you are required to share your experiences.
You can choose to attend in person or via video call.

07/07/2020

Integrated Learning Strategies

WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY ABOUT SCREEN TIME LEARNING

What is the result of online learning and virtual classrooms?

https://www.theottoolbox.com/research-on-screen-time-for-kids/

suzannegazdamd.com 28/06/2020

New Research moves PANS and PANDAS Out of the Shadows of Mental Illness.

It never ceases to amaze me the research into mental health, beyond the mind and into the functions of our body. Interestingly elevated and persistent stress leads to inflammatory responses.
Possible link to Trauma = inflammation = basis of disease both mental and physical

suzannegazdamd.com Some fascinating and extremely important new research was recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry reporting on results from a study conducted by Yale University investigators. The...

[06/20/20]   Before every session, I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his wound, he does not need to be ashamed in front of me. I too am vulnerable. And because of this, I am enough. Whatever his story, he no longer needs to be alone with it. This is what will allow his healing to begin.

- Carl Rogers

27/05/2020

Signature Psychology presents Phoenix a five week mindfulness program for women with a lived experience of mental Health.

The Benefits of mindfulness include -
*positive physical and mental health outcomes
*reduced distracting and negative thoughts
*Increased positive mood
*reduction of self judgement and judgement of others
* reduction of pain symptoms
* enhanced immune response
* obtaining a more focused mindset on tasks, activities and the pleasurable moments of life.

27/05/2020

Signature Psychology and Consultancy Services would like to invite you to R.O.A.R. A five week practical skills and psychoeducation group for women who have experienced the effects of domestic violence.

I often hear women questioning whether their experience of domestic violence is really ‘that bad’. Some hesitate to accept their experiences of violence especially if there is little to no physical assaults. Domestic violence covers a range of behaviours including intimidation, threats, put downs, manipulation, financial and social control, jealousy, spiritual abuse and maternal alienation (e.g. when the woman is labelled as a bad, unworthy mother and the use of children). All these behaviours have a profound effect on health and wellbeing.

Domestic violence remains the leading preventable contributor to death and illness for women aged 18 to 44. The effects on health and well-being are devastating ranging from severe complex trauma presentations to preventable and chronic illnesses. There is a growing body of evidence showing that early psychological trauma increases your chances of developing cancer.

If you feel you would benefit from learning about domestic violence and skills and strategies on how to safety plan, cope and heal, please contact signature psychology on
(02) 9750 5607 or text 0451 824 845.

Please note this group is not a group where you are required to share your experiences.
You can choose to attend in person or via video call.

03/04/2020

Covid 19 and our mental health
As we enter unprecedented challenges (for this generation) it becomes apparent that our mental wellness is going to need extra nourishment. Navigating the constant flow of information, the velocity of changes, the disruption to normalcy and the ongoing adjustment to our settings causes emotional and mental imbalance. Beyond this knowing,we may not notice the impact our thoughts have on our body and perhaps we haven't considered the language in which our body communicates; function and energy.

Despite evidence of the accumulative impact of stress on our physical health most of the strategies for managing our mental health seem to exclude the vessel of our emotions, OUR BODY.

NOW more than ever is the time to integrate a body "therapy" into our everyday routine.

Qigong an ancient practice, with a modern day relevance (critical relevance) has been scientifically proven to not only help manage our stress levels and our mood but also to strengthen our immune system. Qigong is a goldfield of benefits, why not score some in today's much needed climate.

I highly recommend this video as a starting point. It is highly explanatory and provides a paced introduction to qigong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyINAjEoTIs

26/03/2020

Movement one of the languages of emotions

#covid19 #stressrelief #selflove #trauma

16/03/2020

The Radical Remission Project

This is a must watch capturing the power of the human mind, body and soul. “Empowerment starts with the desire to make changes”. Listen to these amazing stories of people who have beaten the odds and recaptured the power within us to achieve the impossible.

This documentary also explores the power of our emotions, the embodiment of chronic stress and the power we have to access therapies to reverse the affect of stress on our mind, body and soul. The power to be exceptional lies within.

THE RADICAL REMISSION DOCUSERIES STARTS NOW! 💜

Today, you’ll hear two stories of inspiring individuals who looked inward for STRENGTH and forged their own path of healing, in part by taking charge of their health. 🙌 We can’t wait for you to meet Shin and Palmer!

There will be a NEW episode each day, available FREE for 24 hours beginning at 4:00 PM PT.

You only have one day to watch this episode for FREE, so go to the link in our bio to start now!
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05/12/2019

The real work between therapy sessions. The fine line between carrying your client and ensuring you continue to enhance your competence as a therapist.

25/11/2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.

1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner

Only 52% of women married or in a union freely make their own decisions about sexual relations, contraceptive use and health care

Worldwide, almost 750 million women and girls alive today were married before their 18th birthday; while 200 million women and girls have undergone female ge***al mutilation (FGM)

1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family in 2017; while only 1 out of 20 men were killed under similar circumstances

71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 of these women and girls are sexually exploited

Violence against women is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than traffic accidents and malaria combined.

https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

theconversation.com 04/11/2019

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

https://theconversation.com/why-nutritional-psychiatry-is-the-future-of-mental-health-treatment-92545

theconversation.com A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.

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