Karen Potter
Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Lismore, NSW

Perinatal Psychology Services

Karen offers perinatal psychology services to parents and infants for issues such as:

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  • Fertility issues
  • Anxiety or depression during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy or infant loss
  • Problems during birth
  • Depression or anxiety after giving birth
  • Issues with infants sleeping, feeding, or settling
  • Infant attachment issues
  • Change in family dynamics
  • Behavioural concerns in toddlers
 

Many of the above are common during parenthood. Therefore, the support of a psychologist can help better understand these issues. Importantly, you will develop skills and capacities to work through these issues to enjoy your family life.

Children & Teenagers

There are many developmental changes throughout childhood and adolescence. Sometimes issues arise, and this is common. These may include social, emotional, and/or behavioural problems such as depression, anxiety, friendship difficulties.

Karen makes sure to work closely with the child’s parents or caregivers during the process. This is because the child-parent relationship is the most important relationship for children and teenagers to have. With this support from parents, we see better results for children and teens.

Secondly, including parents in the process can result in a stronger bond between kids and their parents.

Do you have questions about child or teenager psychology services? Contact Karen to find out more.

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Parenting

Raising children is one of the most important roles in life but it can also be the most challenging.  Parents/caregivers can feel many emotions during this time. Some difficult emotions that are common are; uncertainty, anxiety, frustration, doubt and overwhelm.  Understanding what these emotions are about and learning parenting skills can help parents feel more satisfied and competent in their daily life.

Do you have questions about parenting psychology services? Contact Karen to find out more.

Couples and Individual

Individual psychotherapy is for people wishing to increase their self-awareness. Developing a deeper understanding of oneself, ones relationships and life fosters more satisfaction and joy.

Couples therapy is for couples who wish to resolve issues in their relationship. It is also for couples who want to build a stronger bond between one another. In couples therapy, we explore the relationship in many ways. Improving communication skills is often a central aspect.

Do you have questions about couples or individual psychotherapy services? Contact Karen to find out more.

Mentoring

Mentoring is for people wanting to develop themselves personally and professionally. This service helps to work towards being your personal best in life, work, and relationships. The mentoring relationship is one of learning, guidance, and support.

Finally, mentoring offers a one-on-one opportunity for learning and development in any or all aspects of one’s life.

Supervision

Finally, Karen offers supervision services for anyone seeking support around their work with clients. This service helps to further develop knowledge and understanding of issues that arise for clients. It also can expand understanding of the practitioner-client relationship.