Dr Sophie Bibrowska – About your psychologist

Dr Sophie Bibrowska was born and grew up in Paris and has also lived in Poland before to coming to Australia.  Her location diversity enables her to understand three different cultures including their society influences, values, expectations, and ways of doing things. Thus, in addition to English, Sophie provides therapy in French and Polish which is …

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Psychodynamic Therapy has been used to help people understand how their past impacts upon their present. A trained psychologist may help you become more aware of mental and behavioural patterns that had remained unconscious, at least to a degree, prior to treatment. Thus you may become able to build a mature capacity to cope with issues …

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) proposes to change unhelpful or negative aspects of people’s thoughts, feelings and resulting behaviour. The emotion-based thoughts are often expressions of a person’s self-doubt and fear or negative expectations about people he or she is interacting with. The goal of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also to help a person recognise that …

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Depression and anxiety are common issues that psychological treatment and counselling can help to manage. Contact Sophie today to learn that you don’t have to be unhappy. Depression and anxiety are common issues that psychological treatment and counselling can help to manage. The Symptoms of Depression Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss. …

STRESS AND TRAUMA

Stress and trauma are often linked; trauma is frequently the result of experiencing a stressful life event, including emotional deprivation experienced in childhood. The emotional effect from a traumatic event can cause intense, worrying and often frightening emotions that may become overwhelming. THE SYMPTOMS OF STRESS AND TRAUMA The symptoms of stress and trauma can be both …

MANAGING CHANGE

Counselling and psychological therapy can help with managing periods of change and stress in people’s lives and put them on a path to unlocking more of their potential. Sophie works with clients who have suffered from prejudice, injustice, restrictive belief systems (often inherited from family or culture) or from early emotional deprivation. These are all …

DIFFICULTY SLEEPING

Sleeplessness and insomnia can often be the result of underlying issues like stress, anxiety or depression. Psychology can help to treat these and thus help with getting better sleep. Treatment for Sleep Disorders There are many reasons why people may experience difficulty sleeping. These are often a result of stress or anxiety about a particular …

GAY MENS HEALTH

Society is becoming increasingly accepting of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Inter-gender) communities, but this was not always the case. For gay men, their sexuality is often associated with feelings of guilt, anxiety and fear. This is particularly true of older generations. Sophie specializes in helping older gay men work through relationship issues, …