Narcissism Counselling

    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage narcissism through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
    Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage narcissism through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
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    Learn about narcissism

    Narcissism is a word that may be thrown around lightly to explain somebody that is absorbed with themselves or their own needs. Some people have this personality trait more than others, and if you identify with this it does not mean that you should be concerned. It is when these narcissistic qualities are so persistent in day-to-day life that they affect other aspects of life – such as emotions, work and relationships – that this can become a greater cause for concern.

     

    You may have been diagnosed or may identify with some of the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is an extreme version of the set narcissist traits. Some key identifiers for this disorder include:

    Viewing yourself as greatly superior and important in comparison to others

    Lacking empathy and understanding of others perspectives

    Continually needing admiration from others

    Feeling humiliated, degraded and empty when receiving criticism

    Often preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, or brilliance

    Believing you can only be understood by other special or high-status people

    Have a sense of entitlement about the treatment you deserve

    Taking advantage of others to achieve something for yourself

    Being envious of others or believing they are envious of you

     

    The first step is being able to identify that your behaviour is starting to affect your life and relationships. Although everyone can identify with these traits in one way or another, if you relate to a number of these and they are starting to cause a negative impact on your life or the life of those around you – it may be beneficial to have an open mind and seek some help to manage it.

     

    Your someone.health psychologist can help by:

     

    Identifying your current self-perception, acknowledging any misconceptions and working to develop a more realistic self-image

    Provide skill-building exercises that will help you relate to people more positively

    Identify the thoughts that are causing you to act and respond in certain ways, and help to alter these when they are triggered

    Change negative or unhelpful behaviour patterns with more productive ones

    Help to manage any unsocial behaviours in order to have better relationships both personally and in a professional setting

    Narcissism Psychologists

    Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling on narcissism. 

    Nick Rayner

    Nick has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. He also has extensive experience working with people with post -traumatic stress and anxiety disorder, including survivors of natural disaster s who may be recovering from bushfires cyclones and floods.

    Nick has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self -esteem and interpersonal difficulties.

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    Ilan Cohen

    Ilan has worked as senior clinical psychologist in some of Sydney‘s best known clinics including Bronte’s Sydney Clinic, St Vincent Hospital and numerous medical centres. He has worked with all population groups including children, adolescents, men and women of all ages.

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    Emma White

    Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.

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    Chris Santalucia

    Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.

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    Simon Dann

    Areas that he has worked in extensively are treating Depression/Anxiety, Alcohol and Drug issues and Clients presenting with Employment and Personal relationship relationship issues.

    He has a research interest in managing major mental illness through therapeutic treatment addition to medication. He also has an interest in Aboriginal and first nation’s health.

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    Michelle Kelly

    Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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    Nicole Walker

    Nicole has worked in a broad range of settings. She is a proud military psychologist with over 30 years total service in the Australian Army in various roles. She is a Solomon Islands and Afghanistan veteran. She has a particular professional interest in providing intervention to people suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related concerns.

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    Louise Brealey

    Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.

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    Jeanette McLean

    Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.

    Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.

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    Trisha Nowland

    Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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