Sybella Health Psychology Services
Compassionate - Confidential - Effective
“Everything can be taken from a [hu]man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Viktor E. Frankl
A Bit About Psychology
Psychology is both a science and a profession, devoted to understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn. Psychologists help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
In order to practice as a Psychologist in Australia a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required.
Through the use of various collaborative treatment methods clients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with all of life’s various challenges. Therapy sessions are designed to address personal issues and provide clients with effective tools to help them reduce distress and regain a sense of control in their life.
Compassionate, Confidential, Effective
Sybella Health delivers compassionate, confidential and proven psychological treatment for clients aged 18+.
The work of a psychologist, in this counselling context focuses on helping mentally healthy people to find ways of functioning better and to develop strategies to overcome life's challenges.
Registered Psychologist, Christine Franklin meets with her clients in person at her office in Cannonvale, Queensland and via phone or zoom.
Call or email to arrange an appointment.
Sybella Health cannot provide an emergency service.
If your needs are urgent please contact your GP, Local Hospital or Lifeline on 13 11 14
Quality Educational Events
Sybella Health provides specialist well-being and self-care events for rural and remote professionals. Training programs focus on providing participants with the information and confidence they need to develop essential skills and build resilience in the remote context.
Our most popular course is Active Optimism for Rural & Remote Professionals. Run over 3 hours this training gives participants exposure to the most up-to-date research around professional stress and self-care practices and supports them to engage active optimism for well-being and productivity in rural/remote work environments.
A Happier, Healthier You
Sybella Health provides Australia’s premier mentoring and support service for professionals taking on employment opportunities in isolated areas.
Our Mentors support professionals through their transition to life and work in rural or remote Australia, ensuring they thrive in their new role and community by providing them with the skills, techniques and strategies they need.
Sybella's approach relies on the principles of Positive Psychology - the science of optimal human functioning. Based on the premise that we each have an innate desire for growth and development, our mentoring programs seek to enhance capacity for positive emotion, engagement, meaning and great relationships.
Sybella Health runs an exclusive Mother Daughter Getaway for Mums and their Tween daughters in the spectacular Whitsundays. This unique 3-day event supports Mums to establish and maintain strong and lasting bonds with their daughters.
With a background in education and psychology Christine Franklin has twenty-five years’ experience working with individuals and communities to bring about positive change. She has extensive rural and remote experience working in the public mental-health system, with individuals, schools and community groups as well as in private practice.
Christine is passionate about rural health and its role in the vitality and sustainability of remote communities. Through her work Christine promotes the use of Positive Psychology practices and her therapeutic approach is informed by the research around behaviour therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Christine recently published the book: “The Extra Mile: The Essential Guide for Health Professionals Going Bush” which has been welcomed as a significant and easy to read support text for professionals taking on the challenge of rural or remote practice.
THE EXTRA MILE:
The Essential Guide for Health Professionals Going Bush
Whether you have already taken up the challenge of rural and remote work or you are just thinking about it, this book provides the essential support you need on your rural health journey. Written with wit and wisdom, this book covers everything you need to know to prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.
The Extra Mile gives you the tools you will need to:
• Adapt your professional skills to the rural/remote workplace
• Remain energised and enthusiastic at work
• Stay healthy and happy at home
• Recognise your leadership potential, and
• Avoid the risks of professional burn-out