Dr Justine Corry
Member: Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member: APS Clinical College
Member: Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Mental health has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Few things in life are more important. My professional journey began over two decades ago, first as a researcher for the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and later for UNSW. For the past 15 years, I’ve worked as a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and in 2008 I set up The Good Mood Clinic right here in Bondi Junction with Dr Gemma Gladstone. Looking back, that was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I continue to work hands-on in the business every day. I’ve also recently completed my PhD with the School of Psychiatry at UNSW, an opportunity that allowed me to explore the complex relationship between bipolar disorder, anxiety and perfectionism.
How would I describe my approach as a therapist? Well, I am understanding, non-judgemental and ever curious. In fact, I never stop searching for better ways to do things and better ways to help. My mind is always open. I’ve sometimes been described by local GPs as a straight talker, which I think is fair enough. I certainly like to get right to the heart of things with the people I work with, to explore what’s not working in their lives and then help them take positive steps to do something about it.
Like everyone here at The Good Mood Clinic, I’m a big advocate for schema therapy. The results we continue to see really do speak for themselves. But I also integrate other approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural and dialectical behaviour therapy. No two situations are ever alike. For me, it’s always about finding that very personal balance for each individual, so they can make real and sustainable changes in their life.
My areas of clinical expertise include:
- bipolar disorder (and mood swings)
- post-natal depression
- eating disorders
- anxiety disorders
- alcohol and substance abuse (and post-rehab long-term therapy)
- helping clients improve parenting
- relationship therapy and borderline personality disorder
- couple’s therapy
- healing from early abandonment
- adult survivors of abuse and neglect