Samantha Symes at Pinwheel Psychology is a fully qualified and experienced Psychologist and Psychotherapist who, as well as offering psychologist counselling sessions, also offers career coaching services.
Creating lasting change
Samantha practices relational psychotherapy which provides a deeper level to her work and assists clients to move towards lasting, integrated change.
Relational psychotherapy allows a client, in relation with their therapist; to better understand their own inner world. This process examines patterns of thinking and behaviour that keep occurring despite attempts to change, while the impact of early attachment styles are explored within current relationships both personal and work based.
Within the session a variety of therapeutic tools, techniques and methods are used in response the individual client needs.
These tools are aimed at providing the client with the best strategies for managing their personal stressors or obstacles to achieve long-lasting change and live the life they want.
Therapeutic counselling tools are used in a confidential and supportive environment and may encompass:
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Narrative Therapy and
- Interpersonal Therapy
Career coaching and career transition support is also available, with Samantha drawing on her commercial background and experience in business, recruitment and human resources to assist clients in a variety of work-related areas – from clients who are looking for work, those who are want to improve their workplace performance or clients needing assistance making a career change.
Samantha is currently providing vocational rehabilitation to those who are not working and on life insurance/income protection payments and have a psychological diagnosis, to get back to work or find a new career option.
A warm and supportive therapeutic style
Samantha’s working style has been described as open and warm; her authentic approach both enables and guides clients.
At Pinwheel Psychology Samantha Symes assists her clients with all aspects of their emotional health for a more balanced life, including mental health concerns and relationship counselling for individuals.
She works with clients experiencing a range of personal difficulties and emotional concerns such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, stress, work issues, providing strategies for motivation and guided support to personal change.
“I understand and respect that it can be difficult to start therapy. I acknowledge that commitment to a therapeutic relationship draws upon personal, financial and emotional resources.”
She has amassed 17 years work experience which, along with her education, assists her in all aspects of her counselling services:
- Sales and recruitment
- Career counselling
- Vocational rehabilitation and therapy
- Psychology qualifications to post-graduate level
- Business Degree
- A 4 year course in Relational Psychotherapy
- Ongoing professional development.
Benefit from Samantha’s experience. Book a therapy session or career coaching session at Pinwheel Psychology. Sessions are available at two convenient Sydney locations and clients are typically seen within 2 days from when they first call or earlier if possible.