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Circle of Life Psychology Practice acknowledges the Gadigal Peoples of the Eora nations, the traditional owners on whose lands, water, and skies we meet and share. 

We pay our respects to all Gadigal elders, past and present, and celebrate the diversity, history and creativity of the Aboriginal and Toress Strait Islander Peoples.

Circle of Life Psychology Practice Sydney

Circle of Life provides Psychology and Clinical Supervision services in Sydney CBD and online. Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor Carmen Iancu helps with Trauma, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, Grief and Loss.

Circle of Life Psychology Practice offers Psychology and Clinical Supervision services in Sydney CBD and online. We work with you to reduce the psychological distress triggered by mental health issues such as anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, depression and grief.

At Circle of Life we are committed to help people aged 18+ to better manage transient or persistent psychological problems such as the ongoing management of mental health illness.

By seeking psychological help, we can engage in a self-actualisation process that would foster improved psychological resilience leading to better quality of life. By working with a psychologist, we can develop our understanding of our own “circle of life” through a process of integration of our unique life experiences.

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“Until you will make the unconscious conscious

it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

Carl Gustav Jung

"Until you will make the unconscious conscious
it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

Carl Gustav Jung

Striving Together for Mental Wellness

Circle of Life Psychology Practice provides a safe, non-judgemental, and inclusive treatment space. We value the delivery of psychological assistance through collaboration and authenticity. Personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover individual strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life.

Anxiety

Feeling anxious is a normal emotional response to a perceived threat in our environment, including common life stressors such as starting a new job, moving to a new home in a new area etc. Anxiety could motivate us to better equip ourselves and manage those life stressors, but anxiety could also lead us to become overly worried which could be symptomatic for an anxiety disorder.  

Please, read more about anxiety at the Black Dog Institute (External link). 

Depression

Feeling depressed is a normal response to a significant life loss. We can feel depressed when exposed to multiple life losses, prolonged external stressors can be the onset of chronic depression. This could be characterised by weight gain or loss, substance misuse, addictive behaviours, lack of motivation for social engagement, isolation or suicidal thoughts. As a result, persistent brain functioning impairment (inability to focus attention, short-term memory, prolonged sleep or insomnia) can cause additional psychological distress. 

Please, read more about anxiety at the Black Dog Institute (External link). 

Stress

Stress is a normal emotional response experienced when facing a challenging or new situation, aimed to equip us to better respond to the situation that triggered it. However, prolonged exposure to stressful situations could trigger physiological changes and poor mental health.

Please, read more about stress at HealthDirect (External link). 

Self-esteem

Self-esteem is a reflection of how we view and value ourselves. Our self-esteem develops through our life-span and could be influenced by our upbringing, social interactions outside our family home. For instance, relationships with extended family members, community members, within the school environment, in the workplace. As a result, poor mental health and/or poor physical health could impact our functioning. Please, read more at self-esteem issues at HealthDirect (External link). 

Trauma/PTSD

PTSD could develop as a result of surviving a traumatic event (accidents, loss of a significant other,  domestic violence, workplace bullying etc). Or it could be a cumulation of traumatic incidents experienced vicariously (ie. by first responder professionals such as police officers, fire fighters, ambulance officers and paramedics).

Please, read more about trauma and PTSD at Black Dog Institute (External link).  

Grief and loss

Grief is a normal emotional response to significant life loss such as the loss of a significant other/a close relationship, including spousal relationship/pet/a job/miscarriages etc. Consequently, the severity of grief would be determined by the personal significance of the loss.

Please, read more at Beyond Blue (External link).  

 

Anger

Anger is a normal emotional response experienced in various interpersonal interactions, that could range in intensity. These anger regulation issues could be symptomatic of other mental health illnesses such as mood disorders (ie. bipolar disorder), or personality disorders (ie. borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder), or substance misuse issues (ie. abuse of legal or illegal psychostimulants such as nicotine/caffeine/methamphetamine/cocaine etc).

Please, read more at HealthDirect (External link).  

Relationships

Healthy relationships are essential for human wellbeing. When our mental health is adversely impacted by one or a cumulation of significant life stressors, our relationships will subsequently suffer. As a result, we might withdraw from our significant others without realising the progressive erosion of emotional intimacy in our significant relationships which could lead sometimes to irreversible changes, without adequate professional support.

Please, read more at BetterHealth (External link).  

Our Psychology and Clinical Supervision Services

Circle of Life Psychology Practice aims to support individuals aged 18 + who seek recovery from mental health issues. Psychological and Clinical Supervision services are provided face to face in Sydney CBD, or via tele-health (Zoom or phone). Services can be facilitated in Romanian and Spanish, if required.

Psychology

Circle of Life Psychology Practice can help with your mental health issues. 

Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision will support mental health practitioners’s ongoing  professional development.

In person

We offer face-to-face psychological services and clinical supervision services in our Sydney CBD office.

Online

Psychological service online via Telehealth, Zoom or phone.
Clinical supervision services online via Zoom.

Carmen Iancu is a seasoned psychologist with over 20 years clinical experience. She is accredited as a Board-approved supervisor by Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an accredited treatment provider by State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA). 

Make an appointment

With a referral

The mental health treatment plan is developed collaboratively with the treating GP and Medicare subsidies are available.

Without a referral

An initial consultation with a psychologist is required where treatment issues and treatment goals can be collaboratively identified. Book with a psychologist at our Sydney CBC practice.