Ms Aanchal Sood

Aanchal is a registered general psychologist.

Qualifications and Memberships:

Aanchal completed Bachelors of Arts Honours in Psychology, Masters of Science (M.Sc) Mental Health Studies (Majors: psychopharmacology and psychological therapies) at Kings College London and Masters of Science (M.Sc) Psychology at University of Essex (England). Aanchal is a Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS).

Experience:

Aanchal has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and those from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds. She has worked in a variety of settings including education settings, community mental health, psychiatric ward and private medical centres. She continues to work with adolescents and adults through an employment provider for the Department of Employment and DHS.

Languages:

Aanchal can fluently speak and deliver psychological interventions in Hindi and Punjabi.

Areas of expertise:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive – Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Grief & loss
  • Trauma & Stressors related disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Adjustment issues, including cultural adjustment
  • Vocational counselling
  • Social skills and Assertiveness training
  • Self esteem
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Building resilience
  • Study related stress and difficulties
  • Motivation and procrastination
  • Relationship difficulties

Provides services to:

Adults, adolescence, older adults and couples

Types of treatment modalities used:

Aanchal believes that she is privileged to work as a psychologist and believes in working with individuals to support them with finding and achieving their goals, and be a part of their journey during important and challenging times. She is committed to provide a compassionate, non-judgemental, respectful and safe environment for clients. She uses a client centred approach and works using a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution- focused approach, Schema therapy, Mindfulness, Gottman method Couples therapy. She is dedicated to work alongside clients using the psychological modality that best suits client’s needs in order to discover the best outcome for the client.

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