Pain and General Psychologist

BPsych(Hons); MClinPsych; MAPS

As part of our focus on holistic neurological care, we are delighted to welcome Daisy to the team at East Neurology. Many of our patients were looking for someone to help look after them from a psychological perspective. We have searched for someone to help with these specific problems, to focus on solutions for patients with our types of health problems. Pain psychologists are not like other psychologists (1) with additional training and understanding of how to help patients with pain and general medical problems. Daisy joins to complement the team by offering pain- and health-related psychology input to our patients with various neurological problems (including chronic headache and pain) as well as help with adjusting to and living with various diagnoses and other common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

Daisy completed a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney and a Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of Technology Sydney. Her clinical experience includes outpatient, community health, and private practice settings with a focus on managing psychological aspects of pain and other health problems. She has provided evidence-based psychological care to individuals with a range of concerns, including chronic pain and other health-related concerns as well as anxiety, depression, complex trauma and relationship difficulties. Daisy is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve improved well-being across a range of domains, spanning psychological and emotional wellness, psychosocial functioning and physical health.

Daisy’s approach to therapy is informed by a number of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Daisy is warm and empathetic and is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve improved well-being across a range of domains, spanning psychological and emotional wellness, psychosocial functioning and physical health.

(1) Not all psychologists are created equally. A pain psychologist … has additional training in medical psychology, understands the chronic pain medical literature, and is comfortable in diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety, maladaptive coping mechanisms, personality disorders, and disability conviction

Owen GT. Evidence-based pain medicine for primary care physicians. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Jan 8;31(1):37-47

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