I primarily work with older adolescents aged 16+ years and professional adults wanting help with adjustment to parenthood, anxiety, body image/dysmorphia, depression, eating disorders, OCD, parent-adult child estrangement, stress and work-related burnout, childhood trauma and PTSD.
While I work with a range of clients, my interest lies in supporting minorities. This includes working with individuals from socio-culturally, ethnically and racially distinct backgrounds who are seeking guidance and support on workplace and personal challenges.
There is no right time to come to counselling - it is when it feels right to you. Some people come to see me in times of crisis, others when they feel stuck or overwhelmed with life events, many come to learn about themselves and for personal growth. We all experience challenges and exploring areas for change and growth can help us find better ways to navigate life's ups and downs. It might be improving your relationships or exploring the big questions in life - I work with each client to ease distress, increase clarity and find their areas for change and growth.
Hi, my name is Patrick and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to provide you with this service. As a Queer person from a CALD background who grew up in a conservative community with a high stigma around mental health, I understand what it is like to develop and live with poor mental health as a result of systemic concerns. Throughout my personal and professional life, I’ve always found it difficult to find a service that holistically caters to the mental health of people that live in complex systems (e.g., accounting for racial injustice, systemic oppression, complex trauma, and the patriarchy… to name a few).
Dr. Yu is a warm and compassionate professional who works collaboratively with clients to explore their difficulties from a deep and holistic perspective. He is an experienced practitioner in psychodynamic and existential psychotherapy. From his point of view, psychotherapy and counselling bring about both short-term and long-term benefits. In the short run, it can help clients enhance self-understanding and cope with everyday problems. In the long run, psychotherapy can help clients gain deep insight about the past and develop new meanings in life.
Angie is a compassionate psychologist who can support with both personal or professional concerns. Angie commonly works with clients who are experiencing depression or mood-related concerns, anxiety, trauma including PTSD stressor-related issues, adjustment disorders, health issues or adjustment to diagnosis, family issues, life transitions, relationship issues, grief or loss, substance use, anger management, stress management, work-related concerns, self worth, health behaviour change, sleep disturbance & improving work/life balance.
Therapy is a very personal experience so it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and believe they’re a good fit for you. People will decide to see a psychologist for a range of different reasons... Often they’re experiencing some kind of stress, relationship difficulties, trauma or addiction… or sometimes they feel they just need someone to talk to. We start by talking about what brings you to the session. You may have clearly defined goals of what you’d like to achieve or, perhaps you’re not sure and you’re just trying to get a better understanding of yourself and your life experiences. Therapy is also about encouraging you to consider different ways of thinking, trying new strategies and learning new skills. It's ok if you feel that you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone. It’s not always easy to be in therapy, it takes a lot of courage to start, and to continue the process.
I have been in practice for 20 years working with adult clients. I offer supportive counselling, trauma therapy or long term work with those seeking to gain a better understanding of their internal states. The majority of people I see present with varying levels of anxiety, depression or personality issues. I am happy to see anyone who is actively interested in seeking help and am available for face-face and/or online work. I have a sliding scale of fees and I am willing to meet the individual at what they can afford especially since my fees are unsupported by medicare.
Are you on the brink of separation or divorce? Do you keep fighting over and over? and are you sick of it? Is the loneliness unbearable? Is your relationship in trouble? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and you’re tired and exhausted from conflict, emptiness and pain, I can help. You don’t have to watch your love evaporate. I have spent years and years and years devouring and studying many methods of couples therapy.
I am a psychotherapist and executive coach 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 such as alcohol and drug use, gambling, 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.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, tired, hopeless or lacking joy; like your emotions are uncontrollable or that they do not match with reality; that your worry is getting out of hand or that there is no longer any point, then it might be a good time to seek some support. We are social creatures, and despite what our modern society might have us believe, we all need human connection to function. Seeking support is a huge sign of strength – the strength to actually reach out and let someone in, in order to start the healing process. If you can relate to this or if you have set yourself a personal development goal please reach out.
I offer support for when you are feeling lost, trapped or confused and need help to work through your thoughts and feelings. At some time or other life feels stressful and even overwhelming for most people. Making contact with an experienced therapist is the first step in discovering or rediscovering a feeling of calm, safety and balance in life.
I am a PACFA Certified Practising Counsellor working on unceded Gadigal Land, with a background as a counsellor and peer worker. My work is informed by my own life experiences as well as those of the people I share communities with. I work with people to build resilience and support coping in challenging circumstances. I take an affirming approach to supporting queer and trans people, sex workers, disabled people, those in non-monogamous relationships, those with personality disorder diagnoses or trauma backgrounds, and neurodivergent people.
There are times in our lives when we get that sinking feeling that something is not right. Such moments often follow major life events, such as grieving for a loved one, the break-up of a relationship, moving countries, facing health issues or even children leaving home and retirement. Other times, they appear from nowhere. Resulting feelings can be so pervasive that they impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being, creating conflict in relationships and impact our ability to function. They may also start manifesting in one’s seeking isolation, inability to see joy in life and can lead to depressive conditions.
I've been a mental health clinician/ therapist for over 20 years assisting patients/clients with a variety of issues ranging from mild depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment to more severe psychological and complex difficulties stemming from trauma, abuse, addictions, disability, psychiatric illnesses and personality and relationship related problems. I enjoy meeting those who value the importance of self-awareness and personal development in order to improve their psychological well-being.. I have extensive experiencing working with children, adults, couples and families who wish to improve their Mental Health conditions.
I have 20 years’ experience supporting individuals specialising in working with people who are experiencing work related issues, including work stress, burnout, bullying and/or harassment and performance issues. I also provide counselling services to individuals experiencing difficulties with personal change and adjustment, relationship issues, depression and anxiety.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety or depression — whether related to the current COVID crisis or from before? Maybe you don't feel at your best, not as in control as you'd like. Perhaps you've had angry outbursts, tears or panic attacks. It's not uncommon and can be confusing. As a counsellor and therapist, I'd like to help. We can work together to overcome painful stress and anxiety. If you're facing challenges with relocation, work or family, we can deal with those difficulties too.
Many people struggle to incorporate healthy lifestyles into day to day living. Most of us know the behaviours that are recommended however, there are many challenges - structural, economic and personal that impact on us on a day to day basis. The end result can be a feeling of being overwhelmed and behaviours and thoughts that we feel we cannot control. Although it is not always possible to change structures we can build personal resilience and learn to control thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer services to assist you to achieve your goals - by gaining control over your feelings, and building resilience in how you react.
All of us go through a range of emotions, thoughts, doubts, and hopes in life. In the complex and transient layers of people and events, we often find ourselves in a difficult situation where nothing much we do seems to help. Please remember you are not alone and that you are not your problem nor diagnosis.
Adrian understands that everyone has their own emotional and mental health needs. He aims to understand your specific concerns, needs and goals. He works with people who have concerns with mood and depression, various types of anxiety, worry, OCD, work and life stress, relationships, and trauma and PTSD. You may find working with Adrian helpful if you want to learn practical tools and skills that are supported by science to achieve real change in how you feel. Adrian brings extensive experience to his work - several years working in major public hospitals, supervising and teaching clinical trainees, and publishing research.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney 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 Sydney, or Child Psychologists in Sydney.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sydney 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 Sydney 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.