Setting and Achieving Goals

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Setting and Achieving Goals

Setting clear goals helps to push you in the direction you would like to go. Whether it be a big life goal or a smaller target, being clear about what you want and how you are going to do it makes it more likely that you’ll be able to achieve what you have in mind. Whether your goals are big or small, every step is a step in the right direction. Even failure can teach us something. Often the biggest challenge is first knowing what you want to achieve!

SMART goals

A common strategy for achieving goals is using the SMART goal approach.

  • Specific – be clear and specific in what you want. This is not the time to be vague or too broad.
  • Measurable – how are you going to know when you’ve made progress and reached your final goal?
  • Achievable – make your goal something that it attainable and potentially in reach.
  • Relevant – set goals that are relevant to you and are meaningful. You are more likely to stay motivated if your goals aligned with your values and desired life direction.
  • Time-framedSet a start date and timeframe for completion and make it realistic. You’re not going to run a marathon in a week’s time if you’ve never trained.

Dealing with setbacks

It is easy to become unhinged and veer away from your desired outcome. Some people often forget to prioritise their goals and get easily side-tracked. Scheduling time ahead for working on your goal can help. There are a whole range of factors that can get in the way including, general life-stressors, competing demands, unexpected events, bad habits, poor health, and periods of low motivation. Not having the right mindset and feeling overwhelmed about reaching the ‘end goal’ can also have an impact on the journey.

So, make a start by working out what you want. Start small and clearly define your goal. Break it up into mini goals if you have to. Set a start date and a desired timeframe for achievement. Accept setbacks and start carry on – you have never failed until you fail to try! Goal evaluation is just as important in the process. If something’s not working then perhaps we need to make some adjustments.

When can a Psychologist help?

A psychologist can help you define your goals and problem-solve any potential barriers ahead of time. They can also help deal with any setbacks along the way and keep you on track. Our team are happy to help you on your journey if you need any help on your way to living your best life. You can book online using our Book an Appointment button, give us a call on (02) 4625 3339, or email us at


Our Emotional wellbeing Check (EWC) is a brief 30 minute ‘check up’ for your emotional health. It is not intended as treatment or mental health assessment. It is designed to help raise awareness of the importance of our emotional health in our overall quality of life. 

Who is it for? 

Our EWC is for anyone who has wondered about their emotional health or is just wanting a ‘check up’ to see how they’re tracking. This service is not designed for anyone who has a current and serious mental health diagnosis. 

What does it involve?

Our EWC involves a 30 minute individual session with one of our provisional psychologists. About a week before the session you’ll be asked to complete our consent form, which outlines our T&Cs. You’ll then complete a few brief questionnaires. The group of questionnaires take about 15-20 mins to complete in total. We will receive your results and provide you with a personalised report about what it all means along with some recommendations, if needed. 

How much does it cost? 

Free Emotional Wellbeing Check for people from Macarthur and Liverpool area during Lockdown

As a local psychology practice we would love to offer our EWS for free to people from Macarthur and Liverpool area during Lockdown.
As times can be tough with stay at home orders and working from home we would love to give something back and support our community.
Your EWC includes a 30 minute session and the personalised report.
Please note that our EWC is a flat fee of $45 for people residing outside of the Macarthur and Liverpool area and when restrictions are lifted in Macarthur and Liverpool area.

How do I book?

It’s easy, you can book online using our Book an Appointment button at the top and bottom of the page or just call our friendly team on 02 4625 3339. 

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