Psychologist Central Coast (located in East Gosford/Point Frederick)


Face to face consultations, video consultations and phone counselling

video and phone counselling with psychologist on the Central Coast
Clinical Psychologist Central Coast - portrait image of Lisa Burns

I'm Lisa Burns, Clinical Psychologist

I work with adults of all ages experiencing psychological distress. I have over 20 years experience in the assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of a wide range of psychological issues. Depending on the issue, I offer a skills-based treatment approach or in some cases, a longer term approach that focuses on emotional and self-development.

I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and also offer treatment in Trauma Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Short Term Solution Focussed therapy. I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and am a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

My aim is for clients to feel heard and understood and to equip them with a range of skills that may ultimately help them lead happier and more meaningful lives.  I approach people from a holistic perspective that integrates mind and body.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focussed Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy

Short Term Solution Focussed Therapy


The help I offer includes, but is not limited to;

Recovering from anxiety and panic, including social anxiety and low self-esteem.

Dealing with suicidal thoughts and recovering from depression.

Dealing with stress and “burnout”.

Understanding and regulating confusing and overwhelming emotions.

Reducing the impact of unhelpful early childhood experiences.

Managing the legacy of sexual assault and family violence.

Addressing unhelpful habits around alcohol and substance use.

Help with a major life change such as death of a loved one, adoption, separation and divorce and adjustment to other life changes.


I am a registered Medicare practitioner.

Fees are variable and rebates are available under the Better Access initiative as part of a mental health treatment plan. I attempt to make any gap payments modest, as I believe psychotherapy should be affordable.

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