I have worked with individuals and couples for over thirty years, helping them negotiate the struggles of life in this time of quick change, uncertainty and significant social pressure. Relationships are the first victims when people become anxious or challenged in their lives. Yet I believe relationships are the core to good mental health and personal development. These issues are relevant to people of all ages, and not specific to gender, race or religion. The presenting symptom could be grief, anxiety, depression, arguments, irritability or any form of dysfunctional behaviour - the underlying issue has to be addressed.
We are a small group of psychologists, providing individual and couples counselling and psychological assessments. We treat depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance use issues, relationship difficulties and a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. We can arrange assessments and provide reports for legal and individual purposes. All our psychologists are Medicare approved and registered with private health insurers. Call us to find out more information.
Our work together will depend on what your goals are. Many clients are embarking on their recovery journey and are seeking relief from very acute addictive behaviours. Others are seeking longer-term psychotherapy to heal the wounds underlying those addictions. Others still, are seeking just a few sessions for specific challenges, such as a relationship break-up, bouts of anxiety or depression, or because they feel stuck in some way. And often, people don’t really know what they want and need yet, and that’s ok too. Whatever you bring, you are welcome here.
I am a qualified Private Practice Gestalt psychotherapist and counsellor, based in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. My profound and deep learning has come from my own life experiences and spiritual journey, being a daughter, wife and mother. For my clients, I draw from my personal, transformational, and professional experience to be the right person to approach for any therapeutic work.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Shterna has been working successfully in the field of counselling and mentoring women of all ages in the USA and Australia, for over 25 years. As a certified counselor and life coach, Shterna has skills and tools to boost success in all areas of life, with a specialty in empowering married couples to connect on a deeper level and improve their relationship. Shterna is experienced in the multiple spheres of marriage, parenting, intimacy, relationships, and prenatal and postnatal support and goal setting. Shterna Althaus is a member of the ACA and is highly recommended in delivering counselling services. Shterna lectures across AU
What makes love last? I have spent the last 20 years focussed on this question. Having an amazing relationship is not a myth or a unicorn. It simply requires focussing your efforts on increasing connection and learning how to effectively communicate your love, desire and commitment to your partner. My passion is simply this - helping couples fall back in love again. We all face challenges in our relationships, whether it’s communication or connection problems, sex and intimacy or more catastrophic issues like an affair or violence. If you need help to have the relationship or marriage you long for, call me now.
Are you troubled by vivid flashbacks or memories of a trauma? Having nightmares? Continuously reminded of trauma by things in the environment? Angry? On edge? Constantly on the lookout for bad things to happen? Are you regularly avoiding everyday things due to fear and worry? On high alert for danger? Feeling overwhelmed by activities or situations? Feeling stuck about how to move forward? Not living the life you want to lead?
I have special interests in providing therapy to adults experiencing anxiety (panic or social), often on a background of trauma or difficult childhood experiences, and sometimes with substance use. Finding direction and purpose, overcoming depressed mood, and reducing relationship and work pressures are also common challenges that I assist with. I offer strategies useful for managing overwhelming feelings so that you can have more choice in how to respond to stress.
We all struggle with mental or emotional health issues at times in our lives such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief or loneliness. These may develop as a result of necessary survival responses to traumatic circumstances or relationships but unfortunately do not allow for a fulfilling life. Through building an empathic, non-judgemental and trustworthy relationship, I offer insights and facilitate new emotional experiences that allow for healing that lasts.
If we are left alone with our problems, we can get into a downward spiral. Sharing your concerns with me or with another professional will help you to assess and address them. You can go further in life by unloading some of the emotional weight you have been carrying for so long. Let me help you improve your life.
I know how heavy and confusing life can be when patterns keep repeating. Using evidence based approaches I want to connect with your unique self to support you to make the changes you want and help you feel more at peace in your life. I focus on supporting people who feel tied down by their past, who want to feel stable in their emotions, and have deeper connections with others. During our sessions I will take the time to understand you as a unique person, and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.
Have you ever felt neglected and unheard? Have you ever felt there is no one to turn to? It’s hard to know the answers if you don’t know the questions. Life hurts and does not seem fair. So what do you do when you are faced with an event or events in your life that knock you off your feet? It seems no one understands what you are going through and no one knows what to say. It is tempting to pull away, to isolate and pretend that everything is ok. I see the whole person not just the patient. It is my desire you know that you are not alone! I understand your feelings and despair.
I am a clinical psychologist who works with adults of all ages, including young adults, to help them overcome the challenges they may be facing, reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and achieve more enjoyment and meaning in life. I work with people who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, challenging circumstances, adjustment to change, relationship issues, work or career-related concerns, issues with self-confidence or self-esteem, or deeper existential issues.
Belle Heart Women's Counselling is dedicated to supporting women to navigate the challenges of life. A PACFA registered Counsellor, Candice Bailey is committed to helping you get to know yourself better and improve your overall well-being through counselling.
Life has its challenges at times, and there can be a great need to talk about some issues. We may feel uncomfortable talking to family and friends about things like grief we still experience following the death of a significant person many years ago, or abuse we’ve suffered in our childhoods. We may have grown up in a volatile and stressful family environment with unsupportive or even punitive parents, and the prospect of expecting or having a baby ourselves is making us feel anxious or depressed. We may have been struggling with weight issues or sleep problems for too many years, or are haunted by disturbing dreams.
My ideal client is curious, open-minded, non-judgemental and willing to explore and learn about themselves in collaboration with me. The therapeutic experience arising from the counselling relationship can be immeasurable and everlasting. The journey is a shared experience where two minds work together to remind you of your strengths. As your therapist, it is my privilege to work with you towards addressing issues which are causing problems, finding tools and solutions to help with the aim of you feeling empowered to manage and move forward independently. I want my clients to feel that they have a solid ability to cope with life.
Is something bothering you? Not working out as you hoped? Would having someone listen help? This happens to everyone. Some people never do anything about it. And others, like you, decide to speak to someone for a new perspective. I am a therapist working with individuals as well as couples and groups to help them gain new insight into their concerns and bring about a shift or movement that allows them them to make real progress. I do individual therapy as well as couples counselling and marriage therapy.
I have a diverse skillset developed as both a Clinical Psychologist and as a senior executive in a variety of companies over the last 22 years. My corporate experience gave me a unique insight into the realities of professional life and made me very passionate about looking after the mental health and wellbeing of working professionals. By blending powerful evidence-based Psychological therapies with practical Executive Coaching tools, I aim to empower my clients with both the emotional coping resources and the practical skills to thrive in spite of the varied challenges they face at work and at home.
Life isn’t always rosy. Sometimes the obstacles in your path are too big to shift by yourself. You can feel like you’re alone, or even crazy. You’re not. You’re in need of guidance and compassion. It’s time to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing. Don’t wait to sink further – reach out now.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bellevue Hill are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bellevue Hill then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Bellevue Hill with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bellevue Hill, or Child Psychologists in Bellevue Hill.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bellevue Hill psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bellevue Hill specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.