Sava Tsolis is the founder and
principal Clinical Psychologist at Insight Psychology Group with several years
experience working in public and private settings. His qualifications are a
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from Macquarie University and a
Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales.
Sava works with a range of issues
in adults across the life span including
- Anxiety and anxiety disorders (social anxiety,
specific phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Relationship issues
- Stress and stress management
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Chronic pain
- Anger management
- Separation and divorce
- Adult survivors of abuse
- Gambling problems
- Bullying and victimisation
- Coping and communication
Sava also has had experience
working with children and adolescents with a variety of mental health issues
including depression, anxiety, behavioural problems and social skills deficits.
He has run group programs in the past that focus specifically on anxiety
disorders and social skills training in younger children. Sava also works on
issues associated with parenting including parent retraining.
Sava has received specialist training and experience working with Anxiety
Disorders at the Anxiety Research Unit and Centre for Emotional Health at
Macquarie University, a leading anxiety treatment and research centre. The
anxiety disorders and issues that Sava works with include social anxiety, panic
attacks and panic disorder, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive
compulsive disorder, public speaking fears and other anxiety-related
In addition to private practice, Sava currently holds the position of principal
Clinical Psychologist of the Oncology and Colorectal units at the Concord
Repatriation General Hospital. Sava also has extensive experience in the area
of Chronic Pain Management as a result of his work in the Concord Pain Clinic.
This highly challenging area continues to be a major interest for him.
As a therapist Sava seeks to work sensitively with his clients, embedding his
therapeutic approaches in a relationship of trust and support.
In therapy, Sava draws on a
broad range of evidence-based psychological treatments including
and Commitment Therapy
Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
His experience with an extensive
range of therapeutic modalities allows Sava to adopt an integrative approach to
therapy that is flexible and relevant. Sava tailors his treatments to suit each
person and their goals, in order to cultivate a personalised service that
resonates with the individual and their unique needs.
Sava is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and has specialist endorsement
as a Clinical Psychologist. Sava is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society,
and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Network.
qualifications are a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, from the University
of Western Sydney, and a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours from the
University of New England. In addition to her academic qualifications, Ellen
has specific training and experience working with eating disorders, and she has
a number of years experience as a hospital-based group therapist working with
eating disorders and comorbid issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma,
perfectionism and low self-esteem.
Ellen’s areas of expertise and
- Eating disorders
- Adjustment to life events
- Challenges and change
- Relationship issues such as relationships with
partners, friends, colleagues, or family;
- Adolescent issues
- Depression and other mood difficulties
- Grief and bereavement; parenting issue
- Body dysmorphic concerns;
- Alcohol, drug and gambling problems;
- Stress management and life balance;
- Anxiety and anxiety disorders;
- Life enhancement/values related work.
Ellen is an
insightful and supportive therapist, skilled at adapting her therapeutic
approach to each individual’s needs and objectives. She works to empower
clients to better deal with their stresses and difficulties and is committed to
ongoing professional development in order to consistently provide benchmark
treatments for her clients.
Ellen is fully
registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She works primarily within a
cognitive behavioural framework, and also has expertise in acceptance and
commitment therapy, motivational enhancement therapy and dialectical behaviour