Sava Tsolis


The founder and primary clinical psychologist of Insight Psychology Group is Sava Tsolis. He has extensive expertise dealing with children, adolescents, adults, and older persons in both public and private settings.

His credentials include a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from Macquarie University.

Sava Tsolis

Who Can He Help

Sava works with children, adolescents, adults and older adults on a range of issues including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, specific phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress and stress management
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Childhood abuse
  • Bullying and victimisation
  • Coping and communication

Sava also works with children and adolescents presenting with a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Behavioural issues
  • Bullying
  • Social skills deficits
  • Parenting issues requiring parent retraining

Sava has run group programs in the past that focus specifically on anxiety disorders and social skills training in younger children.

In addition to his work in private practice, Sava worked as principal Clinical Psychologist in the Oncology and Colorectal units at Concord Repatriation General Hospital for 5 years. He also has extensive experience in the area of Chronic Pain Management as a result of his work in the Concord Hospital Pain Clinic. This highly challenging area continues to be a major interest for him.

Sava has also received specialist training and experience working with Anxiety Disorders at the Centre for Emotional Health Clinic at Macquarie University, a leading anxiety treatment and research centre. The anxiety disorders and issues that Sava works with include social anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, generalised anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, public speaking fears and other anxiety-related difficulties.

Types of Therapy Treatments

Sava has extensive experience working with a range of evidence-based treatments.

In therapy, Sava draws on a broad range of evidence-based psychological treatments including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy


The Insight’s Psychology Approach

Sava’s approach is sensitive, collaborative and individualised.

As a therapist, Sava seeks to work sensitively and collaboratively with his clients, embedding his therapeutic approaches in a relationship of trust and support. Sava’s experience with an extensive range of therapeutic modalities allows him to adopt an integrative approach to therapy that is flexible and relevant. Sava tailors his treatments to suit each person and their goals, in order to cultivate a personalised service that resonates with the individual and their unique needs.

Accreditation & Associations

Sava is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and has a number of professional affiliations.

Sava is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and has specialist endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Network. Furthermore, Sava is an authorised Work Cover treatment provider. He is also a registered provider under the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) program in South Western Sydney.

Professional Affiliations

All of our psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and are Members of the Australian Psychological Society.
We are accredited to provide services under Medicare, Work Cover NSW and ATAPS.