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.
BArts-Psych (Hons), Macquarie University
MPsych (Clinical), University of New South Wales
Kristy Delmas is a Clinical Psychologist with several years experience working in public, private and not-for-profit psychology settings.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Psychology from Macquarie University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales. She has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Mental Health with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry.
Kristy has had significant experience working with individuals across the life span (including children, adolescents, adults and older adults) and is familiar with the mental health issues that can impact people at all ages. She is skilled at conducting thorough assessments of presenting problems and the context in which they occur. She is also skilled at implementing evidence-based therapy to individuals and couples.
Some of the mental health issues that Kristy works with include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Gambling addiction
- Relationship breakdown
- Self-esteem and confidence issues
- Time management and organisation
- Family of origin issues
- Workplace stress
- Bullying and harassment
Apart from working in private practice, Kristy has had considerable experience working with older adults in the public health sector. She thus has intimate knowledge of the unique challenges that are faced by this population and can tailor a variety of evidence-based treatments to suit their needs and goals.
Kristy has also worked at the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit organisation specialising in mood disorders. In this context, she managed a number of research projects on bipolar disorder. She has also published research articles in the area so is therefore up-to-date with the latest assessment and treatment techniques for the disorder.
Finally, Kristy has had extensive training in childhood anxiety disorders through the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic at Macquarie University. In this setting, Kristy ran a number of individual and group programs for children diagnosed with a range of anxiety disorders and their parents.