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Make Space Counselling
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
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Make Space Counselling

Counsellor, PACFA (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Ages 18+. I’m a counsellor who works with eating disorders, body image and self-worth -as well as general mood and life concerns. I believe that healing (if that's what you're looking for) looks and feels different for everyone. My approach is gentle and curious, embracing imperfection and placing you as the expert of your own experience. I work with a range of holistic, non-pathologising and anti-oppressive frameworks within counselling. I work collaboratively to make sense of your physical and emotional experiences, and unpack ideas about bodies and worth.
I am informed by social justice, critical mental health theory, and the principles of Liberatory Harm Reduction, Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size (HAES), Fat Liberation, and Body Trust. All bodies and identities are welcome.
I provide private counselling sessions through the social enterprise Rough Patch, an affordable counselling service that aligns with my values. Our sliding scale is based on income and circumstance, ranging from $70-160. Learn more about Rough Patch here - www.roughpatchcounselling.com.
Make Space Counselling now for a free 15 minute consultation

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Make Space Counselling (Fridays)

Sydney, NSW 2000

Rough Patch (Wednesdays)

443 Parramatta Road

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

At Rough Patch, we ask people to be up-to-date with vaccinations. Zoom is available for those who cannot or prefer to not meet in person.
I specialize in Self Esteem, Eating Disorders and Emotional Disturbance 
$160 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Connect with Make Space Counselling

Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Make Space Counselling (Fridays)

Sydney, NSW 2000

Rough Patch (Wednesdays)

443 Parramatta Road

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

At Rough Patch, we ask people to be up-to-date with vaccinations. Zoom is available for those who cannot or prefer to not meet in person.
I specialize in Self Esteem, Eating Disorders and Emotional Disturbance 
$160 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $160
  • Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
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Sliding scale from $70-160 based on Rough Patch eligibility. Medicare rebates not available.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
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Sliding scale from $70-160 based on Rough Patch eligibility. Medicare rebates not available.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Rachel Roberts
  • Membership with Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) Professional Member / 2019
  • Certificate from Centre for Body Trust Certified Body Trust Provider / 2020
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I am a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) through the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
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I am a Credentialed Eating Disorder Clinician (CEDC) through the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Self Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bisexual
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Fat Acceptance
  • HAES (Health at Every Size)
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs?
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Do these issues align with your needs?
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA

8 Endorsements

Treat Your Psyche - Maria Bui
Treat Your Psyche - Maria Bui
CounsellorPACFA
Rachel provides a very warm and welcoming presence. She is experienced in working with clients who may feel distressed about body image, disordered eating, self-esteem, and identity. You will find a non-judgemental space to explore all of these with Rachel
Nell Campbell
Nell Campbell
CounsellorPACFA
Rachel is thoughtful, considered and passionate. Anyone who is looking to explore issues relating to body image, weight stigma or disordered eating, Rachel is deeply committed to holding space for you.
Elizabeth Nagy
Elizabeth Nagy
CounsellorMAPACFA
Rachel provides exceptional care, warmth and respect to her clients, with expertise in body image, diversity, self-esteem and weight stigma. Rachel holds tremendous knowledge, whilst also constantly expanding that for the benefit of her clients.
Laurel Walter
Laurel Walter
Counsellor
Rachel’s thoughtful and sensitive approach is well-suited to her work, particularly to her special interest in body image, disordered eating and related concerns. She considers individuals’ issues and the wider cultural factors that so often shape them.
Kimberley Lee
Kimberley Lee
CounsellorPACFA
Rachel brings warmth, genuine care, thoughtfulness and wisdom to her work with adults experiencing distress around body image, disordered eating, self-esteem, identity, gender; body dysphoria; and people in larger bodies navigating weight stigma.
Lisa Barrett - Leichhardt Counselling
Lisa Barrett - Leichhardt Counselling
PsychotherapistACA-L2
Rachel works from a person centred framework and has a special focus on body image, body change and self worth. Her commitment and capacity to hold a welcoming space and to being present is really noticeable in the way she shows up with people.
Amber Rules - Sydney Addictions Recovery
Amber Rules - Sydney Addictions Recovery
PsychotherapistPACFA
Rachel is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, compassionate and highly skilled therapist specialising in supporting people with a range of body and gender related experiences. Having worked together for several years, I can’t recommend her enough.
Hollie Wildëthorn
Hollie Wildëthorn
CounsellorPACFA
Rachel's attention to inclusion and social justice makes her an excellent therapist to meet you exactly where you are. She's calm, clear and deeply empathetic; providing a supportive foundation for anyone looking to be seen, heard and understood.

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Cancer
Deaf Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Little Person Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
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I work with the principles of liberatory harm reduction, and values from the fat liberation movement to provide a non-judgemental space to explore the why's of your relationship with your body and yourself. I am credentialed in providing Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
"
I work with the principles of liberatory harm reduction, and values from the fat liberation movement to provide a non-judgemental space to explore the why's of your relationship with your body and yourself. I am credentialed in providing Specialist Supportive Clinical Management (SSCM) for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
for a free 15 minute consultation now.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA

Location

Primary Location

Make Space Counselling (Fridays)

Sydney, NSW 2000

Additional Location

Rough Patch (Wednesdays)

443 Parramatta Road

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

Nearby Areas

Cities/Towns

Regions

Postcodes

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At Rough Patch, we ask people to be up-to-date with vaccinations. Zoom is available for those who cannot or prefer to not meet in person.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
"
At Rough Patch, we ask people to be up-to-date with vaccinations. Zoom is available for those who cannot or prefer to not meet in person.
Make Space Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2024