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Introducing Clinical Director – Dr Tessa Cookson
Byron Private is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Tessa Cookson as Clinical Director of Byron Private Treatment Centre. A Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry, Dr Cookson leads Byron Private’s clinical team supported by addictions specialist Dr Anthony Solomon, psychiatrist Dr Jedda Shutz and psychologist Ben Schiller. As Clinical Director, Dr Cookson brings extensive experience in treating a full range of mental health conditions, including complex trauma, substance use disorders, mood and anxiety disorders and the full spectrum of eating disorders. Dr Cookson’s approach is recovery orientated, working closely with individuals in determining...
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5 Things to Work on if you Love Someone With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Recovery is Possible   Following on from my recent article on Veterans and First Responders with PTSD, below are 5 things that can be helpful to work on if you love one of the brave souls trying to find their way through this difficult condition. Recovery is possible and people do get well and go on to live meaningful and purposeful lives. Learning how to support someone with PTSD is a journey of its own that can involve a steep learning curve and some personal growth. One mother told me of her journey supporting her veteran son, “I never knew...
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Redefining Heroism – Veterans and First Responders with PTSD
Thoughts from the Frontline of Treatment In recent years I have worked with a number of veterans and first responders whose lives have been all but crippled by PTSD, and whose recovery journeys have touched me so deeply that it is difficult to put into words the sense of privilege I experience in working with these people. These are people who have made immense emotional, psychological and physical sacrifices in service of rescuing and protecting their fellow citizens, but who rarely see it that way. In the aftermath of those sacrifices, these incredible people live with a permanent sense of...
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