Autism Counselling in Bondi, NSW

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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
I am a Registered Psychologist working with people experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma, eating and body image concerns, stress/life changes, grief/loss, chronic health conditions and disability. I have an interest in assessment and experience with Autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual and adaptive functioning assessments. I can provide reports for NDIS and education/school plans. I have lived experience of disability and work from an affirming, collaborative and empowering framework. I work with people of all ages and am currently only offering Telehealth services.
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Kanalli Meharg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
Hello! I’m Kanalli, an accredited mental health social worker who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I’ve worked within hospitals, community and school settings, supporting individuals to work through mental health and wellbeing challenges and creating plans together, to make each day feel easier. I practice from a strengths based, trauma informed and neuroaffirming lens which provides space to explore challenges and work together to reduce the impact it is having on a day to day life. I support individuals within their system, be it family, relationships, school or work. Often our responses are normal responses t
Hello! I’m Kanalli, an accredited mental health social worker who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I’ve worked within hospitals, community and school settings, supporting individuals to work through mental health and wellbeing challenges and creating plans together, to make each day feel easier. I practice from a strengths based, trauma informed and neuroaffirming lens which provides space to explore challenges and work together to reduce the impact it is having on a day to day life. I support individuals within their system, be it family, relationships, school or work. Often our responses are normal responses t
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Chris Theodoridis
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
I am a registered psychologist, board approved supervisor and SIRA registered. I have also had extensive experience with NDIS clients, workcover, career coaching and vocational assessments/ reports.
I am a registered psychologist, board approved supervisor and SIRA registered. I have also had extensive experience with NDIS clients, workcover, career coaching and vocational assessments/ reports.
(02) 9100 0069 View (02) 9100 0069
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Tammy Stander - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
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Atara Kaye
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
I am a registered psychologist with a passion for supporting adults in their coping with distress and challenges. My area of interest is helping clients with their Eating disorders, Mood Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Psychosis, Anxiety, insomnia and stress. I also enjoy helping people achieve their goals, improving their well-being and progress in their careers. I bring several years of experience working in hospitals in community mental health, supporting clients from all different cultural backgrounds and religions.
I am a registered psychologist with a passion for supporting adults in their coping with distress and challenges. My area of interest is helping clients with their Eating disorders, Mood Disorders, Depression, Bipolar, Psychosis, Anxiety, insomnia and stress. I also enjoy helping people achieve their goals, improving their well-being and progress in their careers. I bring several years of experience working in hospitals in community mental health, supporting clients from all different cultural backgrounds and religions.
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The Anxiety Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
The Anxiety Clinic Team are a group of dedicated Clinical and Registered Psychologists who are available in-person or online to assist you with anxiety, burnout, depression, low mood and all areas of mental health. We use the evidence-based therapy methods to help you reach your goals. We treat adults, kids and teens.
The Anxiety Clinic Team are a group of dedicated Clinical and Registered Psychologists who are available in-person or online to assist you with anxiety, burnout, depression, low mood and all areas of mental health. We use the evidence-based therapy methods to help you reach your goals. We treat adults, kids and teens.
(02) 9100 0386 View (02) 9100 0386
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
(02) 9159 6101 View (02) 9159 6101
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Sexual Psychology: Clinical Psyc & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
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Courtney Karpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
(02) 9100 0237 View (02) 9100 0237
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The Kink Counsellor (Lexie Ashwell-Jones)
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
Life is messy and imperfect. Sexuality and identity is a lifelong journey. So many of us are limited in our exploration due to shame, stigma, or lack of sexuality education. I believe in a sex-positive approach which acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of human sexuality, identity and expression. When we are informed, empowered and validated, we live happier and more authentic lives.
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Freedom Psychology and Life Coaching
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
(02) 9100 0395 View (02) 9100 0395
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Kodi Duruchukwu
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
(02) 9159 6657 View (02) 9159 6657
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Elevate Psychologists - Vyda Chai
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
Elevate Psychologists is here to help you resolve emotional issues, improve mental health and increase your overall quality of life. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and all interactions are strictly private & confidential.
(02) 9100 0508 View (02) 9100 0508
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Elena Manning
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
Elena is a registered Psychologist with many years’ experience assisting people manage life stressors and challenges. Elena’s experience stems from years working in various setting to support people struggling with mental health. She utilizes a range of approaches, tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and recognizes that everyone has strengths and capabilities that that can be built on.
Elena is a registered Psychologist with many years’ experience assisting people manage life stressors and challenges. Elena’s experience stems from years working in various setting to support people struggling with mental health. She utilizes a range of approaches, tailored to meet the individual’s needs, and recognizes that everyone has strengths and capabilities that that can be built on.
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Paediatric Feeding International
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi, NSW 2026
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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
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.
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.
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach.
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Piper, NSW 2027  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.