Somatic Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Nicole Langman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I aim to develop holistic and personalised treatment plans that incorporate polyvagal theory, attachment-based, somatic , mindfulness, parts work, and cognitive behavioural approaches.
I am an AHPRA registered Clinical Psychologist working with a variety of mental health, emotional and relational challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people experiencing longstanding mood and anxiety challenges, complex PTSD/trauma, dissociation, eating disorders, as well as relationship concerns. I value taking an evidence-based approach that engages with clients collaboratively and is tailored to individual needs.
(02) 9100 0946
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Payal Parmar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
She utilises Attachment based interventions, Somatic approaches, Ego State Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS) based "Parts" work, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
*Please use email for any inquiries, including booking an appointment*. While I am passionate about helping my clients with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and low self esteem, I also have a special interest in treating difficulties related to recent and past trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, recurring nightmares, dissociation, adult survivors of childhood neglect and abuse, long term unhelpful patterns of relationship and/or behaviour.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Ess Binet
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I work with a gestalt therapy foundation and favour parts work (IFS), somatic psychotherapy, creativity and ACT.
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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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Hee Zee Lu
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
My focus is on my clients journey to recovery using somatic psychotherapy.
I offer effective personalised outpatient psychological care. My expertise and experience include treating traumas, depression, anxieties and relationship issues.
(02) 9100 0600
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Von Coves
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Guided by narrative, somatic , psychodynamic, mindfulness and meditation.
Anxiety? TRAUMA? Depression? Appointments available NOW. No waiting list. You can bring your whole self to therapy here. While it can feel daunting to reach out, rest assured that therapy doesn’t have to be miserable. We can work at a comfortable pace, building on your strengths to help you get out of your rut. Relationship Issues? I also help couples or any two people (eg Friends or Parent/Adult Child) who want to improve communication and connection. Contact me today.
(02) 9100 0400
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Elena Britton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
The main modalities I work with are EMDR, Polyvagal Theory-Based therapy, Somatic and Schema therapies.
Many clients I work with present with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Some have more complex presentations with multiple diagnoses and chronic health conditions. Most of my clients have experienced some traumas, whether it is a single significant trauma or small repeated traumas such as abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence, and disrupted attachment. This inspired my interest in the modalities I use as they are trauma informed interventions. Together we identify and address significant past experiences as well as learn to acknowledge and meet own needs for love, connectedness and a sense of worthiness.
(07) 4515 7334
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Van Weelden Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through therapeutic techniques such as Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing we can work to process trauma and deeper issues to allow you to feel better.
Do you often feel like you are surviving instead of thriving? If you feel stuck in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or if you battle with addiction, you are not alone; and there is something you can do to start feeling better. Integrative therapy can help you get unstuck and heal painful dynamics within yourself and your relationships.
(02) 8403 2961
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Alexandre Jodun
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking for a holistic, somatic (body-based) & spiritually-grounded style of therapy? My work is rooted in process-oriented psychology: an awareness modality that integrates Jungian psychology, dream-body awareness, nature-based perspectives, and shamanic/spiritual traditions - following your innate drive for authentic self-expression and wholeness. I work with individuals who are searching for an empowering container to gently venture into the challenging territories of their lives. My passion is working with folx who are navigating spiritual emergence, grief, childhood trauma, and life transitions.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Bronte Purcell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I support you to feel safe in your body so that you can connect to the wisdom within. In these 1 hour online sessions, we will co-create a safe container to explore your relationship to yourself and the world around. We move at a pace that honours your individual needs and focus on resourcing you with the tools you need to thrive. When appropriate, we may dive more deeply into the unconscious patterning to discover the root cause of the challenges you may be experiencing. I incorporate modalities of somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness, parts-work, dream-work,
(02) 5943 7272
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Sarah Dakhili
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified
Verified
Her approach is inclusive of Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, IFS, Inner Child Work, CBT, Somatic Body Therapy, Neuroplasticity, Archetypal work, Art Therapy etc.
Sarah is a Psychotherapist and Mental Health Social Worker. She has been working within the field of mind-body disorders (MBD) for over 10 years, specialising in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) chronic pain, trauma recovery and Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), including other challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, Fibromyalgia and PTSD. Her motto is simple: “Supporting clients in creating authentic power within themselves and in turn being able to make what was once difficult, easier”.
(07) 3130 0085
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Jan Hatch
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I focus on creating a strong, stable relationship using Gestalt therapy and Somatic Experiencing to allow you to explore the issues you are facing and gain the confidence to change the ways you connect to yourself and others.
Are you anxious or depressed, feeling isolated, lonely or overwhelmed? Are you struggling to manage some complicated emotional challenges? Maybe it’s difficult for you to get through a day without collapsing in an emotional heap. You may be dealing with the ending of an important relationship or you are struggling to come to terms with the death of someone you loved, feeling unable to cope with the grief you are experiencing. You may find it difficult to deal with a major life transition or with changes in your health or your body. Or maybe you just don’t know who you are anymore and you want more out of life.
(02) 9100 0839
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Hannah Woods
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Trauma informed, mindfulness, creative arts, somatic , existential, gestalt and acceptance and commitment therapies.
I have a passion to help individuals develop self-awareness and insight to better understand, manage and overcome personal difficulties. A humanistic approach, which is strengths-based, client-centred and emphasises the creative and active nature of people. I have an empathic, intuitive nature that guides individuals to uncover underlying unconscious themes and patterns and find their internal strengths and individual solutions. Counselling is a journey of self-discovery that helps your find your way when you are having difficulties with transitions in life, loss, relationships or feel stuck and unsure of how to progress.
(07) 4428 2533
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Tamika Dwight-Scott
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using an integrative and holistic approach utilising Gestalt Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Resource Therapy, mindfulness, awareness, somatic work, art therapy, guided visualisation and metaphors, enables you to gain connection between your mind, body and emotions.
I am a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Trainer who is passionate about supporting you to become the best version of YOU. I have many years experience in supporting people to reduce stress, chaos and angst in life and educating them towards a life where they can experience peace, balance and calmness, no matter what is happening around them. I feel much gratitude to work on faculty as resident Facilitator with the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation. I am passionate about my work and living my life to my full potential, so therefore love passing on my knowledge, wisdom and life experience to others.
(07) 3184 4537
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Somatic Psychotherapy with Laura Emilia
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I'm a certified somatic psychotherapist, counsellor, mover, yoga teacher & bodyworker. With more than a decade of experience in body-based therapies. I support individuals who are seeking to transform stress, trauma, anxiety, PTSD and depression through a somatic & spiritually-oriented approach to therapy. I use a somatic approach by reducing stress and anxiety physiologically, through changing the autonomic nervous system & discharging trauma and by working with embodiment practices. I work with a non-dual lens that mind, body, spirit are one, that each individual is already whole & supporting the removal of obstacles in the way.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Menaka Iyengar Cooke M.app.psych
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I use mindfulness, hypnotherapy, somatic (body-based) approach, psychodynamics (what has happened in a person's developmental years), and family constellations work (patterns or issues over generations).
Clients want help with managing stress and anxiety over life matters such as workplace issues, relationships including marriage ups-and-downs, divorce and separation; death including grief and loss; personal development from being assertive to managing health and personal wellbeing; assistance in being better parents; personal trauma incuding sexual assault or bodily harm or migration difficulties
(02) 8069 5431
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Anne de Silva
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
You are infinitely more than your mind. If you’re wondering if there’s more to healing than just talking about problems, welcome to body-mind therapy. A somatic approach to growth and trauma satisfies our intuitive knowing and deep curiosity by actively tapping into the connection between mind and body to ease suffering, and build resilience. Through safe therapeutic relationship, loving presence, and gentle guidance to access our whole being, together we re-pattern unhelpful early imprints. When we invite all of ourselves to show up and heal in a safe space, our strength and capacity for joy expand.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Esther Ogilvie
MSc
My unique approach is tailored to each individual and includes somatic embodiment, mindfulness based therapies, transpersonal therapy, ACT and CFT to achieve the best outcome.
Do you suffer from unprocessed trauma or feel stuck, anxious, depressed? Are you experiencing sex or gender identity issues, interpersonal struggles or emotional dysregulation? This includes relationships with fear, self-doubt, shame and guilt, and major life transitions. Through our sessions you will see a change in your nervous system and emotional regulation, self-awareness of patterns and behaviours, self-compassion and a larger vitality for life. I offer support for individuals and couples experiencing relationship challenges particularly ethical non monogamy and kink. Couples will experience a new found sense of understanding.
(03) 8338 1834
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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SexWit Counselling & Sexology - Zoë Hancock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Verified
Zoë uses an integrative intuitive evidenced based approach (psychodynamic/psychosexual/gestalt/ somatic et al) for all sexual health, mental health, relationship, individual, NDIS & queer needs.
Zoë is a qualified & experienced Sexologist, Sex & Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mentor & Founder of SexWit, with over 23 years experience. Are you wanting to improve your sex life, relationships, mental health, dating experiences or life in general & don't know where to begin? We work with you to transform the psychosexual or life circumstance preventing you from living your best life. Our humanist & person-centred process is tailored to your needs. SexWit offers a safe, sex-positive & empathic service. Call us & view our website or the SexWit Counselling & Sexology facebook page for testimonials & full service detail
(08) 9126 9400
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Tammy Stander - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I draw on a variety of techniques from existential and strengths-based therapies, IFS, attachment theory, EMDR, mindfulness practices and somatic therapies.
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 trauma, mental health and addiction 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.
(02) 9159 6712
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Nicole Rikos - The Heart Of Healing
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m a trauma specialist counsellor and somatic psychotherapist who works with adults. My areas of specialist experience are complex (developmental) trauma and PTSD. I support people who are experiencing a wide range of chronic stress symptoms such as, anxiety, chronic pain / illness, low mood, relationship difficulties, grief or loss. To others who are feeling "stuck" or disconnected in life. I provide a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating both traditional talk therapies with body oriented therapies to support alignment of mind, body, spirit and emotions.
(02) 9100 0824
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.