for all ages

exploring potential & uncovering opportunity

Individualised for Children, Teenagers, and Adults

Social Skills training & Behaviour Intervention Plans

Important Notice

During COVID-19 restrictions we are encouraging all clients to take advantage of our Telehealth sessions and meetings. All Telehealth sessions are conducted through COViU, a secure video conferencing software which has been specifically designed for medical & allied health Telehealth sessions. For information and instructions about your Telehealth session go to the COViU website.

Welcome to Grant Lyall Psychology Services

We are a professional and understanding clinical psychology practice situated in the heart of the Hunter at East Maitland. We have provided practical personalised assessment, interventions, advice and strategies for individuals and families living with complex psychological, cognitive, and developmental conditions for over 7 years.

Our Focus

Child                |          Adult                |          Family

Our practice is client centred and evidence based, focusing on providing the best possible guidance for each client and their situation.  Our aim is to work closely with you and the people close to you to find the most effective approach that will help you get the best results.

Experience

We have been working closely with individuals, families, schools, government agencies, and community-based organisation to help children, teenagers, and adults with life’s challenges since 2015. Our principal Clinical Psychologist has over 17-years experience as a psychologist helping people with complex challenges and needs and spent 11 years training and working in NSW health and disability services before establishing Grant Lyall Psychology Services.

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Services

Life presents everyone with challenges at times. Seeking professional advice can help to find ways to manage these challenges and can make the difference between surviving and thriving.

We can help you to better manage the challenges associated with:

Stress Anxiety
Loss & Grief Depression
Problems with sleep Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Managing strong emotions Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Self-esteem & Assertiveness Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Parenting challenges Intellectual Disabilities & Learning Disabilities
Stress & school transitions Complex Trauma

 

Effective Individual therapy

We provide individualised therapy options for people with issues such as stress, loss and grief, anxiety, and depression. Therapy is family oriented and provided through a range of evidence-based therapy modes including:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Professional Advice, Psychology support, and Training

We can help with professional advice strategies, and programs, such as Social Skills training and Behaviour Intervention Plans, which:

  • Have been scientifically shown to be effective for managing challenging behaviour, anxiety, and the challenges associated with Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities.
  • Are inclusive and tailored to the specific needs of the Client, Parents, the Family, Schools, and Support Agencies.

Informative Clinical Assessments

We provide a range of comprehensive assessments for Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders (Depression), Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including

  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessments
  • Adaptive Assessments
  • Behaviour Assessments

Face to Face and Telehealth sessions

These services can be provided Face to Face at our office or through telehealth via secure video conferencing or telephone when required.

To access telehealth consultations, you will need access to a quiet, private space; and the appropriate device (i.e. smartphone, laptop, iPad, computer, with a camera, microphone and speakers); and a reliable broadband internet connection. The privacy of any form of communication via the internet is potentially vulnerable and limited by the security of the technology used. To support the security of your personal information this practice uses COViU which is compliant with the Australian standards for online security and encryption.

Emergencies and acute problems

Grant Lyall Psychology Services is NOT an emergency or crisis service.

For emergencies

If someone has attempted or is at immediate risk of attempting to harm themselves or to someone else, call Triple Zero (000) immediately or go to a hospital emergency department, where they may refer you to a mental health service.

For urgent crisis support contact:

Lifeline 13 11 14          Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800    Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36

For urgent advice and referrals call

NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

Convenient Location

Our comfortable and welcoming purpose renovated premises is less than a kilometre from Green Hills Shopping Centre and is a short drive, bus or train ride from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Singleton, and the rest of the Hunter Valley. The office is wheelchair accessible, has ample free off-street parking at the rear, has a bus stop just outside the door, and is within 20 min walk of Victoria St railway station in East Maitland.

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