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AVOCA STREET MEDICAL CENTRE
 
130 Avoca Street Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9399 3335 - Fax: 02 9399 9778

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Psychologist

Helena Swiatek
B.A. (Psyc Hons), M. Clinical Psychology,
Post Grad Cert (Psychological Coaching),
M Bus (Employment Relations)

Helena is an enthusiastic and committed Clinical Psychologist who uses a strengths based approach with her child, adolescent, and adult clients. Helena has extensive experience in helping people with a range of psychological issues, including anxiety disorders (e.g. panic, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, and OCD), mood disorders (including depression and bipolar disorder), relationship difficulties, sleep difficulties, grief and loss, substance abuse, tics and Tourette Syndrome.

Starting with a positive psychology approach, and building on the individual strengths that each client brings, Helena offers evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness, solution focus, and motivational interviewing.

Helena has also facilitated groups for anxious children and their parents, and also for adults dealing with OCD, and ADHD.

Helena has a warm and engaging style, and works collaboratively with her clients.

Helena is Medicare and WorkCover accredited, a Member of the Australian Psychology Society, and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.


Helena will consult at Avoca Street Medical Centre on Tuesdays.
Contact: (M) 0425 252 802 (W) www.helenaswiatek.com

General Information
 

Childhood Immunisation (NSW)


Changes from 1 August 2018

  • Pneumococcal (Prevenar 13): The third dose of pneumococcal vaccine (previously provided at 6 months) will now be given at 12 months of age. The first and second doses of pneumococcal vaccine will continue to be given at 6 weeks and 4 months (two dose primary course) followed by a booster dose at 12 months of age. Children with medical conditions associated with an increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) will still receive an additional dose of Prevenar 13 at 6 month of age; that is, they will continue to have a three dose primary course followed by a booster at 12 months of age.

  • Meningococcal ACWY (Nimenrix): Previously children received a combined meningococcal C-Hib vaccine (Menitorix) at 12 months. From 1 July 2018 children will receive a new meningococcal vaccine (Nimenrix) at 12 months of age that protects against 4 serogroups including A, C, W and Y.

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Act-HIB): Children will now receive their fourth dose of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine as a monovalent vaccine (Act-HIB) at 18 months of age (no longer combined with meningococcal C at 12 months). They will continue to receive their Hib primary schedule doses at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months (Infanrix Hexa).

  • Pertussis (Boostrix or Adacel): Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine has previously been provided free of charge on the NSW Immunisation Schedule to all pregnant women in their third trimester. From 1 July 2018 this vaccine will continue to be provided for pregnant women in their third trimester but will be funded by the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

  • The information in the above were collected from the internet,
    either from government websites or from reasonably reliable health information sources.
    They are for general information only and should not replace the need of seeking medical care during illnesses.


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