Pam Brady

Pam Brady is a Clinical Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and full membership of the Australian Psychological Society.  She is a highly experienced, warm and empathic practitioner who  specialises in the following areas:

Depression, Anxiety and Phobia’s (Adults and Children)

Pam received best practice training in treatment for mood and anxiety disorders at Macquarie University.  She has helped numerous clients overcome depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety and phobias and helped others to more effectively manage generalised anxiety disorder using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Clients are encouraged to supplement weekly therapy sessions with on-line skill building programs to maximise the effectiveness of treatment.

Relationship Difficulties

Pam has worked with people with relationship difficulties for over twenty years in both a personal and workplace context.  Her clinical training also enables her to identify whether there may be mental health issues which are impacting on the relationship.  Pam takes an evidenced based approach to relationship therapy. Sessions initially focus on developing insight into what is both causing and maintaining the relationship difficulties before developing strategies to work through these difficulties, both now and in the future. These may include developing a greater mutual understanding of individual differences and emotional sensitivities, and improving skills in areas such as communication and conflict resolution, parenting skills, stress management skills. Pam has also worked as a group therapist for Relationships Australia, and is a published author in the highly respected international Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Parenting and Children (age 5 - 12)

Pam has specialist expertise in working with parents and children who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, emotional regulation and behavioural difficulties. Pam received her training in child and family psychology at Macquarie University and utilises only evidence based techniques such as attachment and cognitive behavioural interventions.  She has also run parenting programs for Relationships Australia including Circle of Security and Parenting after Separation.

Weight Management and/or Binge Eating

Pam utilises the non-diet approach combined with CBT to help clients who are struggling with weight concerns, obesity, yo-yo dieting and binge eating.  Evidence shows that attempts to lose weight are largely ineffective and that individuals need to be supported to work towards health rather than weight goals.  The non-diet approach advocates helping people be the most healthy, comfortable weight they can be and is also effective, when combined with CBT, in helping clients overcome binge eating.

Work Related Stress

Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist Pam worked in organisational psychology and human resources so is uniquely placed to help clients with workplace related issues.  She is an accredited workers compensation psychologist and regularly facilitates mental health and well-being workshops for corporate organisations.