Finding the Right Practitioner for You
Introducing our new Intern Counsellor –
offering lower cost counselling to make counselling more accessible for the community
Qualifications: Master of Counselling, Cert IV Telephone Counselling, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing).
Jackie is a warm and insightful Intern Counsellor. Jackie has a lived experience of what it is to balance raising a family, running her own business and studying in this busy world. Jackie understands the personal and financial stress of “trying to make ends meet” and is pleased to support clients by offering low cost counselling. She has practiced as a face-to-face and telephone counsellor and completed her Master of Counselling in 2018.
Jackie practices person centred therapy to offer a welcoming, trusted, safe space for clients to share their stories and concerns. She has worked together with higher education students transitioning into adult life; adults experiencing relationship dilemmas, bereavement; grief and loss; chronic illness and carers’ issues. Jackie uses the principles of identifying personal values and accepting unchangeable circumstances to move towards a full and meaningful life. Jackie passionately uses creative therapies to unlock her clients’ deep emotions to enable greater self-understanding and reveal their true selves. Jackie incorporates spirituality into therapy as requested. Jackie has over 20 years of client services experience in government, corporate, small business and community settings.
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Jackie!
Qualifications: Master of Counselling, Teaching Diploma, Clinical Supervisor Accreditation.
Vicky is a skilled counsellor with over 20 years’ experience. She partners with clients using person-centred and emotionally focused approaches, empowering clients to develop self-awareness and insight into their emotional worlds.
Vicky has a breadth of experience working with a diverse range of clients including individuals and couples across all age groups. In particular, Vicky works with many couples struggling with ongoing disagreements and poor communication which, in turn, result in perpetual cycles of hurt and disappointment. Once entrenched in this negative pattern of behaviour, many couples find it impossible to recover without professional help. Vicky relies on emotionally focused techniques and family systems concepts to support couples and help them to understand and address the key issues at the heart of their difficulties.
Vicky’s empathic approach enables her clients to deeply explore and recover from long-standing issues and impasses. The insights clients gain enables them to experience themselves more positively and to find deeper connections in their lives. Vicky is experienced in integrating spiritual considerations into her therapy and in working with issues such as addiction, anxiety, workplace difficulties, communication, assertiveness and parenting.
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Vicky!
Qualifications: Diploma of Adult Psychotherapy, Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Honours), Diploma of Adult Education, Mental Health Certificate.
Lyn is a highly qualified analytic psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience working with individuals and couples in therapy. Lyn has a unique ability to reach people who feel very lonely and isolated and struggle to find and maintain fulfilling and safe relationships. She has a wonderful way of helping everyone feel at ease with her gentle, caring and empathic approach. Lyn provides her clients with the encouragement they need to effect positive change in their lives, often well beyond what they thought themselves capable of.
Analytic psychotherapy involves helping people explore deeper emotional places, where the roots of many psychological problems exist, in order to address ongoing struggles at their core. Lyn likens the process to constantly plucking at a problem weed in your garden which, frustratingly, continues to grow back, inhibiting the growth of the surrounding flowers. It takes more effort to dig up the weed at its roots but the results are permanent and allow the rest of the garden to heal and flourish.
Lyn has a lifetime of experience in health care and the corporate sector, having worked with many different types of people from different backgrounds. In addition to her role as a psychotherapist, Lyn has worked as an adult educator, trainer, mentor and manager, bringing a wealth of knowledge, patience and understanding to her work.
Lyn is a Clinical Member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (Australia).
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Lyn!
Qualifications: Master of Clinical Psychology, Diploma of Hypnosis, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With over 25 years of clinical and counselling psychology experience, Ros assists clients with a range of mental illness and counselling needs. Working with a broad range of clients, including adolescents and young adults through to couples and older adults, Ros has a particular interest in helping clients with anxiety, depression and trauma.
She has a passion for helping people develop the skills and strategies to grow and to interact with their worlds more confidently and effectively. Ros is also highly skilled at helping clients set and work towards long term goals as a coaching psychologist.
Ros is endorsed as a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and an approved Supervisor for Psychology.
Qualifications: Master of Counselling, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Advanced Diploma in Christian Counselling and Family Therapy.
Combining an empathetic approach with a strong scientific and clinical background, Derek employs an evidence-based approach when developing actionable and achievable strategies for his clients. Derek began his 20-year career in primary health care in Pharmacy before following his true passion for helping people at an emotional level and transitioning to counselling.
Derek works with many clients who integrate faith into their counselling journey and those from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on Asian males and the specific issues they may face. He is experienced in assisting clients to manage and overcome anxiety, familial and relationship challenges and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Derek is a Clinical member of the Christian Counselling Association of Australia
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Derek!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW .
Ethel works with children, adolescents, adults, families within a safe, therapeutic space to share their challenges, concerns & exploring their own strengths, values, goals for their future. She offers professional, caring & affordable Counselling Services to support you & your loved ones through life’s changes & challenges. Areas that she has specialised Counselling experience in are: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Self Esteem, Relationships, Parenting, Carers & Vocational support.
She has worked as a Counsellor within various roles at Relationships Australia, Youth Mental Health Services, Family Services, Maternal Child & Family Health, Education & Employment Services. She offers CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing & Creative Therapies in our Counselling sessions with clients as well as Supervision & Mentoring for professionals.
Ethel recognises that each person’s life journey is unique & valuable and she seeks to treat each person with respect & compassion. Whether you’re worried about your family or would just like to improve your health and well being or are feeling isolated and want more from life. Please give her a call today for a free discussion to learn more about how she can support you.
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Ethel!
Qualifications: Masters of Arts (Honours: Psychology), PhD Culture and Communication, Bachelor of Commerce.
Choon-Hwa is experienced in helping individuals, professionals, couples and parents work through relationship, family, work, education and career issues. She commonly sees clients who are experiencing stress in everyday life and have feelings of worry, anxiety, sadness, depression, griefs and burnout.
Choon-Hwa uses focused psychological strategies that are sensitive to a client’s stage of life, culture and faith. Her services in mental health, mentoring and career support is grounded in her education, training and corporate experiences in New Zealand and Australia. She currently lectures in Abnormal Psychology at the Sydney campus of CAPA, The Global Education Network, Boston, USA.
Choon-Hwa qualified as a psychologist over 20 years ago. She is a registered Medicare provider, and is now providing online consultations as well as monthly in-person sessions.
ONLINE COUNSELLING, including Telehealth consultations, also available with Choon-Hwa!
Qualifications: B.Mus; Grad Dip Counselling; member ACA
Erin is an adolescent counsellor, parent coach and family therapist. She believes in the value of learning healthy coping skills early in life; children who are able to cope in healthy ways will be more resilient and manage stress better as adults.
Erin’s first degree was a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatorium of Sydney. Her later counselling studies included majors in Child Development, Effective Parenting, Conflict Resolution and Family Therapy.
She have been influenced by John Gottman’s work on Emotional Intelligence, the field of Positive Psychology and the pioneering work of Haim Ginott. As well as working in private practice, she is an accredited facilitator of Tuning into Kids, an emotion coaching program designed for parents to create better interpersonal relationships with their children. She runs weekly children’s group workshops and is a private children’s coach for Resilience in Kids. Erin regularly facilitates small group parenting workshops and presents parenting seminars in schools all around Sydney.
ONLINE COUNSELLING also available with Erin!
Qualifications: Master of Counselling.
Wendy has considerable experience working with a wide variety of clients and always brings a flexible approach to her counselling, tailoring solutions to the needs of each individual. She is skilled at seamlessly combining proven approaches and believes many clients respond better and progress further when multiple counselling techniques are employed. Alongside traditional talk therapy, Wendy offers her clients body focus and written or visual expression therapies to put them at ease during their healing process.
In providing her counselling services, Wendy’s focus is on creating a safe space in which clients feel free to explore their issues. She believes empathy, and listening in a non-judgemental way, are vital to creating that sense of safety. Wendy is experienced helping clients struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, addiction, recovery from abuse or trauma and relationship issues. She provides both short and long-term counselling.
ONLINE COUNSELLING only available with Wendy!
Qualifications: Master of Science, Master of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Counselling.
Chris brings a wealth of counselling, business and life experience to his practice and specialises in giving clients the information, tools and confidence they need to achieve success and happiness from their careers.
For many people wanting to better their career prospects, or perhaps change careers altogether, the path forward can seem too daunting, often leading to inaction and unhappiness. Chris is passionate about seeing people accomplish their career and life goals and he employs integrated coaching, counselling and career direction techniques, as well as relevant psychometric career guidance instruments, to help every client realise their ambitions. He provides his services with maturity, professionalism and cultural sensitivity, having worked with a vast range of clients from many different countries and backgrounds.
Chris also provides practical solutions to the worries that might accompany a career change, from job search strategies and resumes through to interview coaching and anxiety minimisation strategies. He is also the Director of Career Solutions Chatswood and a member of the Career Development Association of Australia.