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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Ayna Hennessy

Counsellor, MA, PACFA (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Carlton, VIC 3053
Let's Connect (03) 7003 2926
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Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Being neurodivergent is not easy. However, each new ND client leaves me gobsmacked. The level of depth in your thought process and the empathy you have is extraordinary. Sensitive, resilient, yet misunderstood & frustrated. I help men explore their vulnerable emotions, and let girls know they have value beyond their looks. Let's harness your strengths.
A solid therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for meaningful change. There will be laughter & tears as we work towards unmasking & self-discovery. I would like you to see yourself as a survivor, a resilient tiger who has earned its stripes. Together we can work towards authenticity & self-acceptance, & silence that inner critic that shames & berates you
Take the first step to help. Call or Ayna Hennessy now - (03) 7003 2926

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Carlton, VIC 3053

(03) 7003 2926
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Zoom. I'm neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based, trauma-informed and a fierce advocate for my clients,
I focus on ADHD, Understanding and Regulating Emotions and Autism 
$160 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Carlton, VIC 3053

(03) 7003 2926
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Zoom. I'm neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based, trauma-informed and a fierce advocate for my clients,
I focus on ADHD, Understanding and Regulating Emotions and Autism 
$160 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $160
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Mastercard, Visa
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Self Pay, Credit Card
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
"
Self Pay, Credit Card
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Ayna Hennessy
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from Victoria University in Commerce (BCOMM) Bachelor of Commerce / 2002
  • Degree/Diploma from Monash University in Masters of Communications (MA) Masters and Communication and Media / 2007
  • Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma
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Empathetic & knowledgeable on connections between chronic pain, ADHD, BED etc. Lived Experience. ADHD assessments as trained by Beyond GP.
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
"
Empathetic & knowledgeable on connections between chronic pain, ADHD, BED etc. Lived Experience. ADHD assessments as trained by Beyond GP.
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Expertise and Interests

Top Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Understanding and Regulating Emotions
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain

Practice Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bereavement
  • Body Positivity
  • Childhood emotional neglect
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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ADHD, pain, fatigue, autism, body image, cultural identity, grief & loss, neurodivergent burnout, & childhood neglect. Chaotic, overwhelmed, misunderstood, frustrated? I have lived experience in the above; the complex patient, absorbing all the negative comments & carrying shame. I want to help you dismantle the internalised limiting beliefs, drop the mask & find your inner strength & authenticity
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
"
ADHD, pain, fatigue, autism, body image, cultural identity, grief & loss, neurodivergent burnout, & childhood neglect. Chaotic, overwhelmed, misunderstood, frustrated? I have lived experience in the above; the complex patient, absorbing all the negative comments & carrying shame. I want to help you dismantle the internalised limiting beliefs, drop the mask & find your inner strength & authenticity
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA

2 Endorsements

Kate Moody
Kate Moody
CounsellorACA-L2
Ayna specialises in ADHD, Autism, and sensory processing, offering insight and empathy from lived experience. With Ayna you will find resilience, self-discovery, and acceptance, embracing your unique strengths on the journey to healing. - Kate Moody
Sandra Tk
Sandra Tk
CounsellorMAACA-L2
Anyna's exceptional interpersonal skills and genuine compassion make her a trusted ally and counsellor to those around her. She fosters a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration thrives, inspiring others to reach their full potential.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Indian ethnicity, Expat in Jakarta, TCK
New Zealander

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

I also speak

Indian ethnicity, Expat in Jakarta, TCK
New Zealander

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural, Expats, Immigrants, Global Citizens
  • Neurodiversity-Affirming, Autistic, ADHD, Health
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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Integrated. eclectic. strength-based, neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed and attuned to the pain that cannot be easily put into words by our neurotype. I help you express yourself. My lived experience, the blood, sweat and tears I went through to find my own answers, if it was not to help those in similar situations, what was it all for? I am dedicated if nothing else & go over and beyond.
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
"
Integrated. eclectic. strength-based, neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed and attuned to the pain that cannot be easily put into words by our neurotype. I help you express yourself. My lived experience, the blood, sweat and tears I went through to find my own answers, if it was not to help those in similar situations, what was it all for? I am dedicated if nothing else & go over and beyond.
or call with questions - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA

Location

Primary Location

Carlton, VIC 3053

(03) 7003 2926
"
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Zoom. I'm neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based, trauma-informed and a fierce advocate for my clients,
Take the first step to help. Call now - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
"
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm, Zoom. I'm neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based, trauma-informed and a fierce advocate for my clients,
Take the first step to help. Call now - (03) 7003 2926
Photo of Ayna Hennessy, MA, PACFA, Counsellor
Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA