Chronic Pain Counselling in Chatswood, NSW

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Pip Eve
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067  (Online Only)
Pip is a warm and down-to-earth Clinical Psychologist. From the outset, Pip values the importance of developing a safe, therapeutic relationship, holding space for a person to explore their inner and external worlds. Pip has a particular interest in supporting people navigate the perinatal period (fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum), in addition to supporting people with chronic health conditions (e.g., chronic pain, cancer, autoimmune conditions), stress/burnout, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Individual telehealth sessions and online groups available (Meditation group and Mothers Nurture Circle).
Pip is a warm and down-to-earth Clinical Psychologist. From the outset, Pip values the importance of developing a safe, therapeutic relationship, holding space for a person to explore their inner and external worlds. Pip has a particular interest in supporting people navigate the perinatal period (fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum), in addition to supporting people with chronic health conditions (e.g., chronic pain, cancer, autoimmune conditions), stress/burnout, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Individual telehealth sessions and online groups available (Meditation group and Mothers Nurture Circle).
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Kristine Koh
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I have a strong interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, chronic health conditions, chronic pain and life transitions (such as work roles, migration, or life stages). I am also passionate about working with individuals from different cultures (particularly South East Asia) and adjusting to living in Australia as a migrant or international student, who are exploring their sense of self and identity, and reconciling their values with their new identity. I see therapy as a safe, non-judgemental, calm space to explore the issues in depth.
I have a strong interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, chronic health conditions, chronic pain and life transitions (such as work roles, migration, or life stages). I am also passionate about working with individuals from different cultures (particularly South East Asia) and adjusting to living in Australia as a migrant or international student, who are exploring their sense of self and identity, and reconciling their values with their new identity. I see therapy as a safe, non-judgemental, calm space to explore the issues in depth.
(02) 8403 0404 View (02) 8403 0404
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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. My practice is inclusive, welcoming all adults and older teens. I work with my clients to help build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. My practice is inclusive, welcoming all adults and older teens. I work with my clients to help build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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Sylvia Chen - Individual And Couples Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
I am a trauma-informed clinical counsellor, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, gong sound healer, breathwork facilitator that firmly believes in the value of human life. I have experience in a range of areas including marriage/relationship, anxiety and stress, trauma, depression, attachment, family of origin issues, parenting, grief & loss, personal growth & development, special need supports and chronic health related concerns. ​I am warm, caring and insightful. I am here to support your integration, and all of the various parts of your personality and being, into a balanced and joyful whole, made up of body, mind and soul.
(02) 8403 0049 View (02) 8403 0049
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Biinu
Psychologist, MSc, MAPS
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
From collaborating with different people through therapy over the years, I have noticed that even everyday people feel the effects of modern life on their mental health. This is because modern life comes with a lot of complexity and demands. Today, people pursue a combination of identity, lifestyle, fulfilment, achievement, supportive relationships, a work-life balance, financial gain, career progression, a bigger world purpose, and more. The pursuit is wonderful, however navigating these demands can strain our mental health over time.
From collaborating with different people through therapy over the years, I have noticed that even everyday people feel the effects of modern life on their mental health. This is because modern life comes with a lot of complexity and demands. Today, people pursue a combination of identity, lifestyle, fulfilment, achievement, supportive relationships, a work-life balance, financial gain, career progression, a bigger world purpose, and more. The pursuit is wonderful, however navigating these demands can strain our mental health over time.
(02) 9100 0528 View (02) 9100 0528
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Jamie Perrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I specialise in supporting adults of all ages, focussing on their unique inner strengths, resilience and potential for personal growth. I aim to guide each individual through their unique recovery journey by employing thorough mental health assessment and tailored therapy techniques. I am particularly passionate in supporting women experiencing challenges in their personal and professional lives. I am a warm, empathetic and compassionate therapist who firmly believes in each individual's capacity to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.
I specialise in supporting adults of all ages, focussing on their unique inner strengths, resilience and potential for personal growth. I aim to guide each individual through their unique recovery journey by employing thorough mental health assessment and tailored therapy techniques. I am particularly passionate in supporting women experiencing challenges in their personal and professional lives. I am a warm, empathetic and compassionate therapist who firmly believes in each individual's capacity to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life.
(02) 9909 6172 View (02) 9909 6172
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Rory White
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with a major life crisis? a relationship breakdown? Or just wanting some support for the day to day hurdles? Or just wanting to improve your life? If the answer is yes to any of these look no further. I am dedicated to providing you a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and understanding environment that will allow you to be able to explore your needs, wants, fears, pain, trauma and grief, as well as the struggles of anxiety and depression but also celebrate who you are, support your hopes and help to build your resilience and achieve your goals.
Are you struggling with a major life crisis? a relationship breakdown? Or just wanting some support for the day to day hurdles? Or just wanting to improve your life? If the answer is yes to any of these look no further. I am dedicated to providing you a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate and understanding environment that will allow you to be able to explore your needs, wants, fears, pain, trauma and grief, as well as the struggles of anxiety and depression but also celebrate who you are, support your hopes and help to build your resilience and achieve your goals.
(02) 8922 9692 View (02) 8922 9692
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Skye E Hudson Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering face to face and online counselling. I also offer sand play, art and expressive therapies with a trauma informed lens. My work calls upon a variety of modalities such as Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Body- Mind practices, Compassion practices and Symbol and Depth work. This integrative approach enables my clients to discover their own unique path to change and healing. I prioritise creating a safe and sturdy rapport within the therapuetic relationship as the foundation for the ongoing work of therapy. I work with individuals, adolescents and children.
(02) 5604 8849 View (02) 5604 8849
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Belle Higgins
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Belle is a compassionate Therapist & Clinical Counsellor who uses a practical blend of therapy and mindfulness to create meaning – and lasting change. By boosting your confidence and building resilience. Belle can help you to feel more satisfied in life. The tools and strategies acquired through counselling enable Belle’s clients to move forward and live meaningful, authentic lives. Belle can help you come to recognise unhelpful patterns, disconnect present issues from the past, and move forward confidently towards your goals to heal, grow and change.
Belle is a compassionate Therapist & Clinical Counsellor who uses a practical blend of therapy and mindfulness to create meaning – and lasting change. By boosting your confidence and building resilience. Belle can help you to feel more satisfied in life. The tools and strategies acquired through counselling enable Belle’s clients to move forward and live meaningful, authentic lives. Belle can help you come to recognise unhelpful patterns, disconnect present issues from the past, and move forward confidently towards your goals to heal, grow and change.
(02) 4062 9458 View (02) 4062 9458
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Helen Caroline Gibbons
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067  (Online Only)
I am a very experienced holistic focused Clinical Psychologist having worked in clinical practice and health psychology for over 25 years. I have a warm and caring approach to psychotherapy and treat all my clients with respect. I am passionate about helping clients who are struggling as a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, work stress, psychosomatic or chronic medical conditions. I also offer a neuro-affirming service in the management of adult and young adult ADHD and ASD.
I am a very experienced holistic focused Clinical Psychologist having worked in clinical practice and health psychology for over 25 years. I have a warm and caring approach to psychotherapy and treat all my clients with respect. I am passionate about helping clients who are struggling as a result of anxiety, depression, trauma, narcissistic abuse, work stress, psychosomatic or chronic medical conditions. I also offer a neuro-affirming service in the management of adult and young adult ADHD and ASD.
(02) 5104 1059 View (02) 5104 1059
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Alexander Webb
Psychotherapist, ACA-L2
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Welcome, I'm glad you have come across my profile. While I welcome all enquiries, I can help you address attachment issues, trauma, men’s issues, and existential concerns. With my lived experience in attachment trauma and family system dysfunction, studies in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and range of client work, I have an in-depth appreciation for what ‘doing the work’ entails. I partake in therapy myself, I am a Sessional Lecturer at the Ikon Institute of Australia, and am passionate about and dedicated to this work.
Welcome, I'm glad you have come across my profile. While I welcome all enquiries, I can help you address attachment issues, trauma, men’s issues, and existential concerns. With my lived experience in attachment trauma and family system dysfunction, studies in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and range of client work, I have an in-depth appreciation for what ‘doing the work’ entails. I partake in therapy myself, I am a Sessional Lecturer at the Ikon Institute of Australia, and am passionate about and dedicated to this work.
(02) 4077 2831 View (02) 4077 2831
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Brandon Scherrer
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Brandon has experience working with a range of referrals, including: eating disorders (including FBT Maudsley for Anorexia Nervosa), body image concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment, mood, and interpersonal concerns. Brandon is particularly passionate about challenging society’s unrealistic body ideals and diet culture and advocates the principles of the Health at Every Size movement. He has developed a group therapy program, “My Body, My Narrative” that aims to build body confidence and empower young women to take an active stance against the media’s representation of their bodies.
Brandon has experience working with a range of referrals, including: eating disorders (including FBT Maudsley for Anorexia Nervosa), body image concerns, depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment, mood, and interpersonal concerns. Brandon is particularly passionate about challenging society’s unrealistic body ideals and diet culture and advocates the principles of the Health at Every Size movement. He has developed a group therapy program, “My Body, My Narrative” that aims to build body confidence and empower young women to take an active stance against the media’s representation of their bodies.
(02) 9100 0658 View (02) 9100 0658
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HD Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chatswood, NSW 2067
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
HD psychologists have been serving all communities and individuals for the last 20 years. We focus on ADHD and Autism (including assessments), Asperger, Depression, Anxiety, Children and Adolescent psychology, Stress and Pain management etc. We provide fluent English, Chinese, French and Farsi services. We offer psychological assessment reports such as but not limited to: reports to educational institutions, immigration, expert witness psychological assessment reports for courts. We have immediate availabilities to help you in all situations.
(02) 9158 6085 View (02) 9158 6085
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Paige Linegar
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
It is time for YOU to thrive. I am a health specialist and have spent years working as a Psychologist and Nutritionist and use the two to benefit weight management, sports, fertility, hormone health and beyond. I have worked with athletes with diet, performance and more recently with fertility, keeping active, weight and connection to baby both pre-and post partum. Some of the basic foundational assesments include diet, physical, lifestyle and mental health. I also work with men through keeping fit and connection to family. It is so important to set up emotionally, physically and mentally and maintain this through parenthood.
It is time for YOU to thrive. I am a health specialist and have spent years working as a Psychologist and Nutritionist and use the two to benefit weight management, sports, fertility, hormone health and beyond. I have worked with athletes with diet, performance and more recently with fertility, keeping active, weight and connection to baby both pre-and post partum. Some of the basic foundational assesments include diet, physical, lifestyle and mental health. I also work with men through keeping fit and connection to family. It is so important to set up emotionally, physically and mentally and maintain this through parenthood.
(02) 9100 0691 View (02) 9100 0691
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Georgia J MacNevin
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
I’m a warm, compassionate, and open-hearted Clinical Psychologist with 9 years experience in private practice. I believe in creating a collaborative, sustainable relationship with clients in order to help people feel safe to open up, overcome their struggles and create a rich, full, meaningful life. My work honours individuals unique experiences and innate capacity to heal, resourcing clients with a range of evidence based modalities. I work with a broad range of concerns including anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, depression, and family/relationship issues.
I’m a warm, compassionate, and open-hearted Clinical Psychologist with 9 years experience in private practice. I believe in creating a collaborative, sustainable relationship with clients in order to help people feel safe to open up, overcome their struggles and create a rich, full, meaningful life. My work honours individuals unique experiences and innate capacity to heal, resourcing clients with a range of evidence based modalities. I work with a broad range of concerns including anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma, depression, and family/relationship issues.
(02) 5502 7216 View (02) 5502 7216
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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067  (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.
(02) 9053 4329 View (02) 9053 4329
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Larissa Kirpichnikov
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Couples Therapy & Coaching / Individuals Therapy & Coaching / Family Dispute Resolution Mediation (FDRP) & Divorce Coaching Services. With more than 25 years experience of living and working in Australia and abroad, Larissa understands that life and relationships are not always smooth. Whether you are wishing to improve your intimate relationship, seek individual support, parenting &/or financial FDR mediation services, or divorce coaching, please call to discuss how we can best assist you. You may also visit our website for further information.
Couples Therapy & Coaching / Individuals Therapy & Coaching / Family Dispute Resolution Mediation (FDRP) & Divorce Coaching Services. With more than 25 years experience of living and working in Australia and abroad, Larissa understands that life and relationships are not always smooth. Whether you are wishing to improve your intimate relationship, seek individual support, parenting &/or financial FDR mediation services, or divorce coaching, please call to discuss how we can best assist you. You may also visit our website for further information.
(02) 9100 0410 View (02) 9100 0410
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Natalie Furniss, Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
A very warm welcome, as I introduce myself to you. I'm originally from the UK and I have worked and lived on the North Shore for over 20 yrs. I'm a professional, clinical registered practitioner who has a genuine interest in helping others to facilitate change. I'm committed to working alongside you to help you find practical solutions & to achieve optimum results. Small steps can lead to big changes & the most significant investment you can make is with yourself, so If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, low motivation or suffering any other concerns, you don't have to face it on you own, please get in contact
A very warm welcome, as I introduce myself to you. I'm originally from the UK and I have worked and lived on the North Shore for over 20 yrs. I'm a professional, clinical registered practitioner who has a genuine interest in helping others to facilitate change. I'm committed to working alongside you to help you find practical solutions & to achieve optimum results. Small steps can lead to big changes & the most significant investment you can make is with yourself, so If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, low motivation or suffering any other concerns, you don't have to face it on you own, please get in contact
(02) 8073 9221 View (02) 8073 9221
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Dorian Richards Consultant Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Not accepting new clients
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
Dorian is an experienced, caring, and understanding male Psychologist providing counselling support for a wide range of personal, relationship, and psychological issues. Dorian is located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Please contact Dorian for appointments, enquiries, or to make a referral for Psychological support. AHPRA Registered Psychologist; Member Australian Psychological Society; Assoc. Member College of Counselling Psychologists; Medicare Provider 5042532T.
(02) 8355 9794 View (02) 8355 9794

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Michael Booth
Psychotherapist, PhD, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
I offer treatment for clients with chronic pain conditions and those suffering the effects of exposure to traumatic experiences or prolonged stress. The chronic pain conditions I treat include: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Low Back Pain and others. Some chronic pain conditions defy being labelled. Most clients can expect a substantial reduction in their symptoms or to become completely symptom free. I also offer help to those suffering the effects of trauma or prolonged stress including PTSD, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
(02) 9159 6937 View (02) 9159 6937

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Chronic Pain Counsellors

How does chronic pain therapy work?

Engaging with a psychotherapist to help treat chronic pain does not mean that one’s pain is all in their head. Therapy for chronic-pain patients has been shown to benefit both the mind and the body, targeting physical symptoms and increasing daily functioning. In other words, for many, addressing their emotional health through therapy affects their physical health. A therapist can help a client challenge unhelpful thoughts about pain and develop new ways to respond to it, such as distraction or calming breathing techniques. Studies have found that therapy can be as effective as surgery for certain cases of chronic pain and many doctors recommend trying psychotherapy in advance of considering invasive surgery.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic pain?

Stress, anxiety, depression, catastrophising, ruminating, lack of activity, and social withdrawal all make chronic pain worse. Addressing these issues, research shows, can help people gain control over their pain symptoms. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, along with greater pain-management education, have been found to help people reduce fear and disability.

Are there new treatments for chronic pain?

Many cases of chronic pain, particularly those involving back pain, remain medically unexplained. But there is evidence that changes in the brain or nervous system are caused by previous physical ailments such as tissue damage; in such cases, the brain may continue to send out pain signals despite the physical cause having healed. To aid patients under these circumstances, a recently developed treatment known as pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) is designed to help the brain “unlearn” this response. A PRT practitioner helps individuals to reduce the “threat value” of their ongoing pain signals until they can reappraise them as less threatening and fear-inducing. They also help an individual to develop new emotional regulation skills.

How long does therapy for chronic pain take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from chronic pain, especially as there may be a range of physical and psychological causes for any individual’s discomfort, but most patients should expect to see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 sessions. Studies of pain reprocessing therapy found that many individuals’ experience of pain lessened in eight sessions over four weeks.