Synchron Psychology is a private practice in Goulburn and Yass NSW. We provide evidence-based and individualised psychological treatment for clients of all ages. We work closely with GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, other allied health professionals, schools, insurance agencies, and lawyers to make sure our clients receive the best care.
We have been established in Goulburn for over 7 years, and were formerly known as Ashkar & Co. We have built a strong reputation in our community and are passionate about providing therapeutic services in regional NSW.
We are female and LGBTQIA+ owned and operated. We are passionate about working with the neurodivergent community, and take a neuro-affirming approach in our work.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination"
- Carl Rogers
Why choose Synchron Psychology?
We are an innovative and forward thinking clinic. Our focus is on increasing our clients’ positive mental health through client-centred care. We ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our clients is maintained through the physical design of our office. We provide a calming and supportive space for people to talk through their concerns. We have made every effort to design our office space in a way that feels homely, warm, and inviting so that you feel safe and comfortable to share your stories.
Our team has a combined experience of over 45 years, and we work with clients of all ages and presentations. Each member of our team has a different treatment focus and approach, meaning we provide truly holistic mental health services.
We are approved to provide services under the following:
Private Health Insurance
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Work Development Order (WDO)
Where does the name 'Synchron' come from?
'Synchron' is short for the word, synchronicity. The term synchronicity was coined in the 1920's by one of the founding fathers of modern psychology, Carl Jung. Synchronicity means finding the meaning where seemingly, there is no meaning. Synchronicity is the process of experiences coming together to form a meaningful connection. That there are no random coincidences, rather the universe or our subconscious are trying to send us a message.
Synchronicity comes in many forms - maybe you are in the right place at the right time, or see the same combination of numbers or symbols over and over, or maybe your friend calls you right after you started thinking about them. Whatever it may be, synchronistic experiences fill us with curiosity and leave us with a sense that we should pay attention. When engaging in therapy, it is important we mindfully pay attention to our thoughts, experiences, relationships, and the world around us. That we find meaning where there doesn't seem to be any. And that we restore balance in our lives.
We think this exert from an article by Dr. Carder Stout sums it up nicely:
"I believe that synchronistic events are fashioned by the will of the soul. It is the soul’s aim to help us restore balance in our psyche. When we are overcome with psychological pain our soul steps in. When our strong emotions sweep us into the eye of the storm our soul reaches out in its unconventional ways. In these moments of despair, our soul may appear through the creation of a synchronistic moment. These occurrences are meant to help us pause and recognize that we are still alive. These are the hours when our faith is challenged and we need reassurance the most. Synchronicities are nudges from the deepest place of love that inhabits our psyche. They are torches in the darkest cave of the unconscious that allow us to glimpse that suffering will end. And it always does."
The full article can be found here: https://goop.com/wellness/spirituality/serendipity-synchronicity/