Attachment-based Counselling in Caringbah, NSW

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Inner Voice Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Our inner-voice, also referred to as self-talk, controls our thoughts continuously and can often have a negative impact that causes destruction of self rather than promotion of self. Negative thoughts can cause disbelief, low self-esteem, personal criticism, fear, guilt, shame and resentments that may lead to addictions, anxiety and depression. Susie likes to work with both individuals and couples and is training to become a Family Therapist. The affect our families leave on our imprint long after we have physically departed from the family environment; continue to impact us both individually and in relationships.
(02) 9538 7021
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Manna Maniago
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Are you hurting and feeling hopeless? If that's what brought you here, it may be time for us to talk. Distress, anxiety and stress from life's issues may be getting in the way of your achieving your personal goals. Together we can change your life story from defeat to one where you can tell yourself "I CAN deal with it! And I WILL overcome!". Are you ready to feel hopeful again and take the reins back on your life?
(02) 8074 5259
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Kelly Freitas
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Kelly is a registered psychologist, who believes that therapy can help people improve self-awareness, build and maintain healthy connections with themselves and others. She is passionate about working with children and their families, providing parents the assistance required to improve children's emotional health and wellbeing. She also provides therapy to adults experiencing anxiety, depressive symptoms, or facing other emotional and relationship issues. Kelly works collaboratively with her clients and families, using a person-centred and non-judgmental approach, focusing on the therapeutic relationship.
(02) 9538 7462
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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The Kind Collective
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I like to bring both of our humanness to the therapy space. Messiness, with no judgment. I welcome tissue-filled tears, and embodied emotion, raw reflection, and a light touch of humour. The Kind Collective is a safe and secure space for healing, where you are invited to show up authentically. We move away from the textbook because life is never that scripted.
0416 709 247
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Will Bonney
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am a psychotherapist, executive coach and clinical supervisor combining extensive corporate experience with post-graduate psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I work with people who feel stuck - whether depressed; anxious; as a result of trauma; caught in a cycle of repetitive destructive behaviours like alcohol and drug use, gambling or sex addiction; dysfunctional relationships; or lacking direction, meaning and purpose. My aim is for the client to gain insight, overcome obstacles and increase resources to confidently and enthusiastically live a rich and flourishing life.
(02) 8073 8335
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Naomi McGrath
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
Do you often feel overwhelmed, not sure how to cope with what is happening or has happened? Do you long for a compassionate ear to listen to you? Or need some extra support as you go through a difficult time? Many of life's hardships are beyond our control but there are ways we can learn to better cope with and get through distressing experiences.
(02) 7501 0112
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Irene Valis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Welcome. My heartfelt intention is to hold a safe and supportive space for women to feel heard, healed and whole. Using mindbody principles of Gestalt Therapy, I offer a personalised, relational and embodied approach to supporting women who may be experiencing a disconnect from themselves, others or their environment - whether it be through symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, overwhelm, isolation or chronic health conditions. By healing past traumas, emotions and narratives that may be impeding and impacting our lives in the present, the result is lasting change and a coming home to oneself.
(02) 8105 5981
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Trix Harvey
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I believe in clients can transform from previous trauma, anxiety and depression. I use a holistic approach to address potential challenges and am a internationally accredited Neurofeedback provider.
(02) 8355 9713
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Caringbah, NSW 2229
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Biljana Rufati
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities to suit individual needs, including the Psychoanalytic approach, Family Systems, Attachment-based , Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, to facilitate each therapeutic journey with curiosity and compassion.
It is said that the trauma we experienced in our past can inform the way we learn to experience our current world. Not having the supports we needed along the way may have also lead us to cope in unhealthy ways, all while searching for ease and peace. Unique to us all, unresolved pain and disconnection can feel too complex or overwhelming to face by ourselves. For many, a range of bio-psycho-social issues develop, including anxiety, depression, loss of motivation, interpersonal conflicts or a negative view of self or the world. So how do we begin to identify and learn healthier ways of coping and reconnecting with the self?
(02) 9100 0595
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Miranda, NSW 2228
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Empower You Counselling
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I am a warm and professional counsellor with extensive experience of providing counselling support. I have worked in a range of settings with children, adolescents and adults. I use an integrated person-centred approach to my counselling to support my clients. My passion is being apart of someone's positive shift in their lives toward a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I hold particular interest in working with people to overcome stress, anxiety, depression and alcohol and drug issues so they can start to get the most of their life's journey.
(02) 8776 3843
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Oatley, NSW 2223
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Rachel Pollard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rachel is a Psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at the Australian Catholic University, and both a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science and Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Bond University. Rachel’s approach to treatment is trauma informed, warm, and non-judgemental. She ensures compassionate, empathetic care, regardless of presentation or concern. Rachel enjoys working with clients across the life span, delivering both individual and group-based therapy. She has previous experience working in both education and private practice settings.
(02) 8105 5795
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Cronulla, NSW 2230
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Maria Metaxas
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
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.
(02) 7201 5102
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Connells Point, NSW 2221
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St Paul's Counselling Centre
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified
Verified
What do you need help with? How can I help you? Family conflict? Parenting challenges? These issues and many more are explored via a safe, trusting and confidential process that leads to recovery. I am passionate about making a difference in the lives of clients by holding the client, hearing the client and adapting therapy to the needs of the client.
(02) 8105 5004
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Ramsgate Beach, NSW 2217
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ClearMindset
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Clear Mindset is a provider of psychological services to children, adolescents and adults. Our clinical experience includes providing assessment and treatment for a wide range of psychological conditions to assist clients to live in accordance with their life values. Specifically, our psychologist has skills in the formulation of individualised care plans using evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Schema Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(02) 8105 6470
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Hurstville, NSW 2220
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Lighthouse Therapeutic
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Are you finding it hard to cope with day to day stressors. Do you have difficulty with food and body image, maybe you are restricting, binging, purging or yo-yo dieting. Have you found that your drug or alcohol intake has increased and is starting to feel out of control, or has been out of control for a while, have you just had a lapse/relapse. Is your anxiety holding you back or are you having difficulty with your relationships, emotion regulation or asserting boundaries?
(02) 8806 0119
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Hurstville, NSW 2220
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Anita Calic
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified
Verified
Through my therapeutic work I have realised that in order to heal and resolve our deep emotional wounds we must focus on the whole picture, our mind, body and our soul. If we want to create lasting transformation, we must switch off the autopilot, our habitual thoughts and behavioural patterns that have been working against us. We must be willing to take the first steps towards discovering who we truly are. Discovering our true authentic self and our worth, is the most empowering experience that we can achieve on our healing journey. In the words of E. Tolle, “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness
(02) 8000 1748
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Kogarah, NSW 2217
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Claudia Caballero
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Would it be nice to have a trained professional to guide you to grow and move towards where you want to be in life? As a psychologist, I aim to help my clients to heal, energise, become aware of their strengths and connect with themselves and others. Through the therapy, I could help you to keep your life moving in the right direction by managing depression and anxiety-related symptoms, to better cope with stress and anger. Also, I provide strategies to manage personal loss, symptoms of trauma and cope with life transitions
(02) 9100 0792
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Sylvania, NSW 2224
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Hey, I'm stoked you've stopped by! I'm Ess, an introverted, dance obsessed, spiritual being who will drop an F-bomb in solidarity or celebration. I'm genuinely interested in learning about you and hearing your story. I'm excited for you, to be more YOU! Whether that's supporting you to: express yourself more fully, learn tools to practice self-acceptance, work through past experiences so you can embrace you now, unlearn and relearn behaviours so you can thrive... While I have approx 10 years experience working in trauma/mental health, I'm currently focusing on working with folks curious about deeper self exploration + growth.
(02) 8074 5874
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Cronulla, NSW 2230
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Natalie Herron
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Natalie is a psychologist at the Australian Institute for Human Wellness. Natalie has completed both her Bachelor of Psychology Honours (University of Wollongong) and Masters in Clinical Psychology (Macquarie University). In addition to being a practicing clinician, Natalie is an Academic Tutor at Macquarie University. Natalie is an empathetic and compassionate therapist who tailors therapy to each clients individual needs. Sessions with Natalie incorporate a balance between structure and flexibility which empowers individuals to process and explore their difficulties as they move towards meaningful change.
(02) 8105 5965
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Miranda, NSW 2228
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Positive Thinking Clinic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
(02) 8294 5710
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Sans Souci, NSW 2219
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.