Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Sydney, NSW

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Sally Walsh
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
BPD & DID clients: I have trained in some latest research and well tested evidence based models, so my approach is different from stabilisation programs as ongoing 'exposure' aspects of that model may not address the affects of a lifetime of trauma , therefore I use a specific method with these clients which I believe this is important.
Immediately Available - No Waitlist - Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Practitioner. Are you overwhelmed, anxious or depressed or seeking practical support? Are you struggling with an issue on your own? We can work this out together to help you feel more in control. I can help you see your situation more clearly with talking therapy and I use a unique technique similar to EMDR for emotional distress support, which can be incorporated into our sessions as needed, which is also great for virtual sessions (generally 8-10 sessions).
(02) 9100 0123
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$165 (individual)$165 (couples)
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Samantha Forbes Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AASW
Verified
Verified
What would you like to be different in your life? Counselling can help. I've been a therapist for 28 years and I love supporting people to make significant changes in their lives and relationships. There's nothing you can't overcome. I specialise in complex trauma and relationship counselling. I'm queer and LGBTIQ, poly, sex work & BDSM affirming. I’ve worked with people affected by mental health issues, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drugs, racism and disability. Whether it’s counselling for you, for your relationship/s or for someone you care about, I'll support you to overcome the problems that affect you and those you love.
(02) 8074 5968
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$240 (individual)$240 (couples)
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Saskia Zethoven
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Verified
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.
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$100 per session
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Pikria Meladze
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
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 .
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Carol Marando
Psychotherapist, MA, ANZAP
Verified
Verified
My work is trauma -informed and, safety and trust are a priority.
I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we've got, but sometimes we don't have the right skills or viewpoint from which to understand and resolve the issues that cause us to suffer. Our old coping strategies fail and we become stressed, depressed, anxious, isolated, angry, fed up, stuck, lost or hopeless. And there's a voice in us that says we've got to figure it out for ourselves, we mustn't burden others or others won't understand us. I'll listen deeply and work beside you to find your own answers, in a confidential, non judgemental, safe space. We all need to be seen and understood and to understand ourselves.
(02) 8074 1972
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$180 per session
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Nicole Langman
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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The PTSD Clinic
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
The PTSD Clinic is a private specialist clinic with experienced Psychologists who are skilled in treating the broad spectrum of psychological disorders including trauma resulting from car and work accidents ie, PTSD , Relationship and Family issues, NPD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety etc. A GP referral is required for Medicare rebates. We also conduct Expert Reports in Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and other Medico-legal proceedings,
(02) 8063 8435
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$220 (individual)$283 (couples)
Payal Parmar
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Leading with compassion and curiosity, she uses an integrative approach to wellness that is grounded in and guided by Trauma informed care and interventions.
*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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$230 per session
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I am experienced in return to work matters, career progression, paediatrics / adolescents, trauma backgrounds and couples counselling (Gottman Level 2), including sexual dynamics.
(02) 8074 5401
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$200 per session
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Relaxation For Women - Stress Trauma PTSD
Counsellor, PhD, ACA-L1
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For Women suffering stress, trauma , abuse, PTSD , relationships, intimacy, lifecycle. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what's your story, you are believed, valued, and cared for. Non-judgmental. Flexible client-centered choice of one or more therapies: Counselling, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage. It's time to give yourself some self-love again. Trauma can be treated in many gentle ways without 'forcing' a flashback. Martin 0414 737 045
(02) 9100 0776
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Danielle Lass
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
Verified
I can help you with: Transitions, Trauma Recovery, Family Issues, Relationships, Anxiety, Parenting, Mental Wellbeing, Family Violence, Culture and Identity, Child Inclusive Practice in Mediation and Family Court Matters, Developmental Education, Self-Esteem.
I support adults, children and families wanting to navigate life’s challenges in a safe and respectful space. Utilising person-centred, systemic, psychodynamic, narrative and trauma -informed approaches, I will support you to process, explore and unearth life’s possibilities.
(02) 9159 6153
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$200 per session
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The Psychology Room by Zahra Ciardi
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about helping people understand and learn to effectively manage their anxiety, stress, low mood, cultivate self-compassion and build a fulfilling life. I believe in using a caring, relational style to provide you with a supportive therapeutic space to manage distress, overcome past trauma and current difficulties. Check out my website for more info www.thepsychologyroom.com.au
(02) 9100 0091
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$230 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Careena Cook
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples and can work in most areas; with a special interest in anxiety & trauma and a recovery focus.
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.
(02) 9100 0068
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$160 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Elle Gur
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L1
Verified
Verified
I specialise in areas of attachment wound, trauma , relationship issues, anxiety/depression.
Friends! you are safe here. I help people embrace their humanness rather than working against it. I'm a prov psych & psychotherapist with 6 years' experience. My aim is to help you feel empowered, manage distressing emotions, improve your relationships with self & others, as well as bring you closer to the emotional connection you desire! Your story matters in the context of your experiences :) Some of my values are: safety, trust, collaboration and insight.
(02) 9158 6228
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$135 (individual)$180 (couples)
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Amelie Nguyen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
I work in the assessment & treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma , low self-esteem, relationship problems (family, social, partners, couples), behavioural issues, paranoia, stress, grief, adjustment, mood disorders, anger management, addiction, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, & relapse prevention.
Appointments now available. I have been in the field of Psychology for 10 years. I am an accomplished Clinical Psychologist dedicated to inspiring you toward a greater sense of meaning, satisfaction, & fulfillment. I work collaboratively with you to overcome interpersonal challenges & equip you make important life decisions using proven strategies for emotion regulation, mindfulness, acceptance, interpersonal effectiveness, couples and relationship conflict, communication, problem solving, and decision making.
(02) 9100 0673
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$230 (individual)$250 (couples)
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Michael Ossher
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Verified
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.
(02) 9159 6907
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Michelle Harvey
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
Michelle’s clinical skills are extensive with experience working as a therapist with a focus on assisting clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma , acute stress and PTSD .
Michelle is Director of Think Positive Consulting and an experienced Registered Psychologist. Michelle provides clinical services to adults (18 years+) of varying demographics and presentations.
(02) 9100 0665
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$215 per session
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Jennifer Perkins Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
Verified
Trauma informed, EMDR Certified and a vision towards social justice, Jennifer is excellent with PTSD , trauma , abuse and other difficult experiences.
Life is meant to be lived with joy. Let's help eliminate the barriers. Jennifer is an extremely well qualified therapist who works with you to help solve problems. She is trauma informed with a specialty in relationships. This means she is excellent at helping you work through a difficult family history, messy relationships or even offering parenting skills. She is dedicated to helping you have the most healing and positive experience possible and honored to walk this journey with you. She is committed to providing a quality experience including a strong vision towards social justice and social equality especially with LGBTQI folks.
(02) 8074 5705
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$220 per session
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Blue Horizon Counselling
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified
Verified
I specialize in trauma treatment (PTS and PTSD ), heightened anxiety, dysfunctional impulsivity (e.
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.
(02) 9158 6525
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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$265 per session
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Adrian Allen
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Verified
Adrian specialises in delivering evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD , OCD, relationship concerns, work and life stress, and other emotional difficulties.
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.
(02) 8074 5317
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Sydney, NSW 2000
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.