Satvir Gill

Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology) and Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Pronouns: She/her

Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That you are the expert in your own life and that my role is to help you uncover the wisdom within.

I believe…

That healing and joy are your birthright.

I believe…

That if you don’t confront and own your story, it’ll own you!

Get to know me

My secret talent:
My coffee consumption feels like a secret talent of sorts!

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
People have told me that they feel heard and as though I ‘get’ them, which makes them feel even more comfortable sharing their story.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
I consider self-care to be a part of my professional practice rather than an optional extra or bonus. To that end, I stick to my working hours and leave plenty of time to live the biggest possible expression of my life through practices such as yoga, meditation and regular travel, so I can give to others from a place of energy and fulfillment.

My life motto:
Kindness – always.

My background and experience

I completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at RMIT University in early 2008. Since this time, I have worked in a range of areas in both the public and private sectors, namely with adults with psychotic illnesses in a residential psychiatric rehabilitation facility, providing mental health care to hospital inpatients who had suffered a stroke, orthopaedic injury or other illness, providing follow-up psychological support to elderly patients who had recently attempted suicide, in the forensic mental health sector with criminal offenders who have a mental illness, and seeing clients from all walks of life in private practice. I am also a board-approved supervisor and have experience supervising psychology students, registrars and fully registered psychologists.

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I can help you with:

  • Adjusting to a new country and culture
  • Adjustment to stressful life changes
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body image issues
  • Carer support
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Communication skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Health anxiety
  • Identity issues
  • Job or study dissatisfaction
  • Living with cancer
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Panic attacks
  • People from immigrant, asylum seeking and refugee backgrounds
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre and postnatal mental health
  • Problematic internet and game use
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-development
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexuality and sexual development
  • Sleep problems
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality and spiritual identity
  • Stress and burnout
  • Support for abusive relationships
  • Terminal illness and end of life issues
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Women’s health issues

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion based approaches
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Schema Therapy
  • Strengths based approaches
  • Trauma informed practice

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