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WELCOME TO THE BIRCHTREE CENTRE

How can we help?

The Birchtree Centre is a collective of Sydney psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists. The centre provides a safe space for survivors of complex trauma, addiction and eating disorders to access treatment.

We’re definitely still here for you – but in order to keep everyone in our community safe, we will be doing things slightly differently. We have temporarily closed the doors and won’t be offering face-to-face consults until further notice.

However all clinicians are conducting sessions online and are taking referrals for Telehealth.

Please contact your clinician directly or email us on info@birchtreecentre.com.au or tel: 02 9518 8719

Remember, take care and stay safe.

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Trauma Support Groups

Our popular Trauma Support Groups run for six sessions, fortnightly. Two therapists look after and guide the group through a number of themes common to individuals struggling with a legacy of complex trauma. Due to COVID-19 currently all groups take place online via zoom.

Next class starts 29th April 2020.

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Trauma Sensitive Yoga can support the healing process by helping to find stability and safety in the body

Classes are currently not available as the centre is closed. Online classes coming soon.

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Upcoming Workshops for Clients

We regularly run workshops, seminars, support groups and other services for clients and their families and friends.

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we are temporarily pausing  event registrations. To express your interest in attending this event please contact us by sending an email to info@birchtreecentre.com.au and we will keep you informed of developments.

Upcoming Clinician Events

Our Centre for Excellence conducts CPD events across NSW.

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we are temporarily pausing  event registrations. To express your interest in attending one of these events, please contact us by sending an email to info@birchtreecentre.com.au and we will keep you informed of developments.

Testimonial …

“The Long Limbs of Trauma” two day workshop presented by Jace Cannon-Brookes and Dr Sophie Reid was a masterly, yet pragmatic introduction to working with some of our most psychologically fragile patients.

The topic was carefully discussed in all its aspects from neurobiology, behavioural psychology, stages in therapy, practice management – even the therapy setting.

It was a great privilege to hear two such experienced practitioners talk about how they work and how they maintain their equanimity, even more importantly how they assist their patients in finding theirs.

Overall the workshop provided a most valuable learning experience and one which was rich with personal vignettes, warmth, humour and heartfelt humanity.

Highly recommended.

– Professor Janice Russell
The University of Sydney

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Childhood Trauma, Stress and the Biology of Addiction

Gabor Maté's 2012 paper in the Journal of Restorative Medicine discusses the degree to which childhood trauma leads to addiction in later life. "Early trauma has consequences for how human beings respond to stress. Trauma

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How the marriage equality debate is affecting LGBTI Australians – a guide for health professionals

With marriage equality continuing to remain out of reach for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians, ACON has produced a resource for health care providers, to assist services to support members of the LGBTI community through what may be a distressing time.

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Birchtree News|Comments Off on How the marriage equality debate is affecting LGBTI Australians – a guide for health professionals

The Psychology of Eating Disorders

Most of us at some time or another have been on a diet, or had concerns about our body image. In this western society, where a great deal of emphasis is placed on appearance, this is far more common than not. Dieting can become problematic, however, if it is taken too far. If you find yourself stuck in a cycle of dieting, and or out of control eating and a persistent feeling of dissatisfaction with your body, then you might have an eating disorder.

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