Patrick Sheehan

Clinical Psychologist

Qualifications: BPsych(Hons); MPsych(Clin); Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Health Practitioner Number: PSY0001332792

Patrick Sheehan is a Clinical Psychologist who comes with 10 years of experience as a psychologist, completing undergraduate and postgraduate training at Macquarie University.

He has previously worked at The University of Sydney, the mood disorders unit and adolescent unit of the Northside Clinic, the Nepean Hospital Cancer Care Centre and for NSW Health.

He is eligible to provide medicare services at the highest level of rebate. He provides evidence-based treatment, meaning that his treatment is informed by science and has been shown to be effective in research studies. Moreso, he is dedicated to an approach that involves listening fully and providing a bespoke treatment for each patient.

In addition to providing psychological therapy, he provides supervision to fellow clinical psychologists and registrar clinical psychologists. He is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor.

Patrick Sheehan has worked in private practice since 2011 and has a special interest in seeing the following range of presentations:

Adults

  • Individual Therapy
  • Relationships - understanding patterns, difficulties and loss
  • Males seeking therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Workplace stress and burnout
  • Anxiety, panic or excessive worry
  • Depression
  • Bipolar mood disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Adjusting to a chronic or impactful health condition
  • Phobias
  • Managing Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms with CBT skills
  • Sleep problems
  • Anger and aggression
  • Coping with shame and guilt
  • Developing self-esteem, confidence or assertiveness skills

Adolescents 13-18

  • Anxiety and depression (worry, social anxiety, panic, school refusal)
  • HSC and study stress
  • Procrastination
  • Perfectionism
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours
  • Communicating with your adolescent

Modalities of treatment:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), including mindfulness based therapies. You can learn more about ACT from AIPC
  • Motivational Interviewing - You can learn more about motivational interviewing from this article on Psychology Today.
  • Narrative Therapy - You can learn more about narrative therapy from the Dulwich Centre.

His work is also informed by attachment and self-psychology theories.

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Hours of Availability

Contact hours are from 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday. If he doesn’t answer your call, he is likely in session and will aim to return your call as soon as it is feasible.

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