Dominique Smajstr

Psychotherapist, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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(02) 9100 0659 Website

Dominique Smajstr

Psychotherapist, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

The Group Psychology Practice
596 Crown Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
(02) 9100 0659
Website
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About

I offer psychotherapy to individuals seeking to understand their relationship issues, emotional conflicts and psychological difficulties. I provide a safe, non judgemental and supportive space for you to talk freely about whatever may be concerning you. You will have time and space to slow down to think through your thoughts and feel your feelings as I invite and welcome all the parts of you to be seen and heard. Together we can explore and process the impact of past wounds and relationships and as we make sense of what you discover you will strengthen your ability to fiercely be yourself and create the life that you desire.
As a qualified Couples Therapist I support couples to increase relationship satisfaction and intimacy by addressing relationship difficulties effectively. I will help you identify what you do well, what you want to change and a plan for moving towards your relationship goals. As a result you will deepen your connection and grow individually and as a couple.
The therapy relationship is a unique one of being deeply listened to. I will meet you with empathy, acceptance and curiosity as you untangle from disempowering feedback from the past, limiting beliefs and patterns that maintain depression, anxiety, addiction, substance use and relationship and attachment issues. I welcome your call.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $160 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $200 per session
Pay By: American Express, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Counselling, Psychotherapy & Relationship Therapy

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Australian College of Applied Psychology / Bachelor of Counselling
  • Degree: Australian Institute of Relationship Studies / Graduate Diploma Relationship Counselling

Endorsements

Counsellor, ACA-L2
"Dominique is a compassionate and experienced therapist. She is able to gently encourage couples to have difficult conversations and speak truthfully about difficult issues. She listens without judgement and creates a safe environment for her clients."

Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
"I have worked alongside Dominique and experience her as a warm and empathic therapist, skilled in helping others overcome personal and relational challenges. I highly recommend Dominique for individuals and couples seeking therapy."

Counsellor, ACA-L4
"Dominique is not only skilled and professional in her practice, she is warm and empathetic therapist. She has a gift for creating a safe and supportive environment, which allows her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings honestly and openly."

Psychotherapist, PACFA
"Dominique is a warm and highly skilled relationship counsellor. She is able to challenge couples gently to be the best they can be for each other. She is non-judgemental and brings clarity and empathy to her sessions."

Location

The Group Psychology Practice
596 Crown Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
(02) 9100 0659
Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Codependency
  • Conflict Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Imago
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Object Relations Theory
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2023
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Dominique Smajstr

Psychotherapist, PACFA