Dr Astrid Von Lojewski
MPsych (Clin.), PhD
Member: Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member: APS Clinical College
Member: German Psychological Association (BDP) and its Clinical College
Astrid is currently not available as she is on leave from the practice. Clients interested in seeing Astrid or returning clients should contact the clinic for more information. We expect to have Astrid back with us on a part-time basis by April 2018.
Over the last 16 years I have gained diverse clinical experience working both in Germany and Australia in different clinical and academic settings (previously working in a research position within the Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology of the University of Trier, Germany) and have a background in psychotherapy, psychological research, education and training.
My areas of clinical expertise lie in the
- mood disorders
- anxiety disorders
- eating disorders and weight issues
- borderline personality disorder and other personality problems
- relationship issues
- work related stressors and expatriate issues
As a therapist I use an informed integrative approach drawing on cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and schema therapy. I am completing my advanced certification in schema therapy as I have a particularly strong interest in this approach.
I enjoy supporting people to acknowledge and work with their personal strengths and to help them gain insight into their psychological vulnerabilities. My aim is to help my clients understand and change those aspects of thinking and behaviour that do not serve them well.
Currently I also hold an academic position within the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney and I have recently submitted my doctoral research thesis into the relationship between disordered eating behaviours and psychological comorbidity.
I enjoy working in a team of professionals dedicated to supporting people to achieve change and living the life they want to live, free of life traps and negative life patterns.