Autism Counselling in Coogee, NSW

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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Coogee, NSW 2034
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Art Psychotherapist with a strong passion for working with all people. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach and understand that children and young people may come into the Therapy room with Trauma.
I'm Anna, a Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Art Psychotherapist with a strong passion for working with all people. I offer children, young people and their families a safe space to talk about what is going on for them. I believe visiting your therapist should be as routine as going to the gym. I've gained experience at Headspace, I have been working at Child Development Solutions for years where I facilitate social skills groups for children and young people on the Autism and/or ADHD spectrum and ODD. I am gentle and empathetic in my approach and understand that children and young people may come into the Therapy room with Trauma.
(07) 4520 2366 View (07) 4520 2366
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Isabella Rossettin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Coogee, NSW 2034
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
As an experienced clinical psychologist, I provide clients with a supportive and safe space to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I draw from a range of therapeutic models to address an individuals’ needs and equip them with skills to take on life’s challenges. I aim to be authentic in my practice and to help clients feel at ease in the therapy room. At the heart of my approach is the belief that people are able to grow and evolve in order to live a meaningful life. I feel privileged to be in a position to observe people grow and take this into their lives outside the therapy room.
(02) 9100 0035 View (02) 9100 0035
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Sexual Psychology: Clinical Psyc & Sex Therapist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Coogee, NSW 2034
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
Hi I'm George! Sexual problems are common and can be resolved. As a clinical psychologist and sex therapist I am in the unique position of having experience and training in both mental health and sexual function, gender, sexuality, and relationships at the Masters level.
(02) 8294 6974 View (02) 8294 6974
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Coogee, NSW 2034
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
Cherie brings a mix of warmth and expert training to help couples and families navigate difficult patches in their relationships. She specialises in communication problems, escalating conflict, low intimacy, affairs, parenting struggles, ADHD, teen mental health, family blending, step-parenting, and complex childhood trauma. She has a particular interest in working with adult families around grief & loss, disagreements and cut-offs, money issues and narcissistic dynamics. She also has extensive experience in post-separation counselling, Family Court matters and shared parenting arrangements.
(02) 9100 0795 View (02) 9100 0795
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The Anxiety Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Coogee, NSW 2034
The Anxiety Clinic Team are a group of dedicated Clinical and Registered Psychologists who are available in-person or online to assist you with anxiety, burnout, depression, low mood and all areas of mental health. We use the evidence-based therapy methods to help you reach your goals. We treat adults, kids and teens.
The Anxiety Clinic Team are a group of dedicated Clinical and Registered Psychologists who are available in-person or online to assist you with anxiety, burnout, depression, low mood and all areas of mental health. We use the evidence-based therapy methods to help you reach your goals. We treat adults, kids and teens.
(02) 9100 0386 View (02) 9100 0386

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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
I am a registered psychologist and clinical psychology registrar with a passion for working with people of all ages and needs. I have an interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse individuals. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, intellectual disability and executive functioning challenges. In my work I have extended my support to parents and teachers of neurodiverse children and adolescents, aiding them in establishing enriching environments that foster connectivity and support.
(02) 9100 0443 View (02) 9100 0443
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Arzu Aksu Chapman
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
Tailored strategies for ADHD and Autism empower individuals, while couples benefit from a nuanced understanding of neurodivergent dynamics and LGBTQ+ relationship nuances.
You, seeking understanding and connection in a world that often feels overwhelming. My ideal client navigates the intricate landscape of neurodivergence—be it ADHD, Autism, or related experiences. In couples, I welcome those facing unique dynamics, including neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ pairs. Your issues may vary, but the core need is universal: a safe space to explore challenges, cultivate understanding, and forge a path towards fulfillment. As a passionate therapist specializing in neurodiversity and couples therapy, my approach transcends conventional methods. Let's embark on a journey where acceptance and growth intersect.
(02) 8403 1928 View (02) 8403 1928
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Jo Knight Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Maroubra, NSW 2035
I provide a range of assessment services, including Autism, behaviour assessment (including ADHD), as well as intellectual and academic testing. My clients include; young people who are experiencing difficulties in the classroom, including learning difficulties, difficulty with sustaining attention or trouble interacting with peers; Young people who exhibit behaviours such as defiance, aggression, impulsivity, and who struggle with emotional regulation: Adults who want to understand themselves in a deeper way to build more effective coping strategies.
I provide a range of assessment services, including Autism, behaviour assessment (including ADHD), as well as intellectual and academic testing. My clients include; young people who are experiencing difficulties in the classroom, including learning difficulties, difficulty with sustaining attention or trouble interacting with peers; Young people who exhibit behaviours such as defiance, aggression, impulsivity, and who struggle with emotional regulation: Adults who want to understand themselves in a deeper way to build more effective coping strategies.
(02) 7201 5017 View (02) 7201 5017
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Chrissy Antonopoulos (Online Telehealth)
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (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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Direct Focus Solutions
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kingsford, NSW 2032
We can also provide assessments and screening for a wide range of conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and ADD/ADHD.
Direct Focus Solutions (DFS) proudly works with clients of all ages and abilities to support them across their lifespans. Our multidisciplinary team of allied health practitioners is able to deliver individually-tailored services for clients who approach us to receive psychology, counselling, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, support work, and much more. In addition to private clients, DFS is an NDIS registered provider and is also able to fully support NDIS participants in addition to clients requiring services under Medicare, Victims Services, the DVA, and many other streams.
We can also provide assessments and screening for a wide range of conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and ADD/ADHD.
Direct Focus Solutions (DFS) proudly works with clients of all ages and abilities to support them across their lifespans. Our multidisciplinary team of allied health practitioners is able to deliver individually-tailored services for clients who approach us to receive psychology, counselling, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, support work, and much more. In addition to private clients, DFS is an NDIS registered provider and is also able to fully support NDIS participants in addition to clients requiring services under Medicare, Victims Services, the DVA, and many other streams.
(02) 9100 0155 View (02) 9100 0155
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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
I have worked with children, adolescents and families for over 10 years across parenting residential care, child protection, outreach and education settings. ​ In private practice, I work with various neurotypes and mental health presentations including anxiety, depression, OCD, and emotion dysregulation. I support neurodivergent (Autism and ADHD) children and adolescents to feel empowered in their neurotype and enhance awareness of their individual social, emotional and communication preference.
(02) 9100 0360 View (02) 9100 0360
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Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022  (Online Only)
My clinical experience is in managing a wide range of psychological problems in adults, adolescents and parents looking for support with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, personal development, managing perfectionism and procrastination, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, and the challenges related to ADHD and Autism.
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
My clinical experience is in managing a wide range of psychological problems in adults, adolescents and parents looking for support with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression, personal development, managing perfectionism and procrastination, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, and the challenges related to ADHD and Autism.
I am mindful of creating a safe, non-judgemental environment as a clinical psychologist who draws upon evidence based therapies to empower my clients to build self-awareness and improve their quality of life. I support clients in processing their emotions, developing a better understanding of who they are and how best to break free from negative life patterns that have exacerbated their psychological challenges. I also have extensive experience in parenting and child behaviour concerns. I work collaboratively with parents to identify and address child behaviour and emotional needs to help your child and manage your own wellbeing.
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Jessica Dolev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
(02) 9100 0039 View (02) 9100 0039
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Claudia Caballero
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
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
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 View (02) 9100 0792
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Freedom Psychology and Life Coaching
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
Welcome! I’m Malika, a clinical psychologist who works via telehealth. Do you feel like it’s time to face what's holding you back? Check out my website: freedompsychologyandlifecoaching.com.au . I’m passionate about helping people to overcome challenges, to find their authentic voice, heal, build their resilience, take charge of their lives, & reach their full potential. To do this I draw from evidence-based, collaborative and holistic methods, where I listen closely not just to understand a person’s challenges, but I also listen & ask questions to help people uncover & lean into their unique strengths, values, & goals.
(02) 9100 0395 View (02) 9100 0395
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Swell Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
We at Swell Psychology have a particular interest in working with Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Exercise & Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias. We are passionate about early intervention. So if you feel like reaching out for support but don't think you're "sick enough", " we are here to help! Alongside helping people with mental health difficulties, we are equally interested in the areas that contribute to human flourishing.
We at Swell Psychology have a particular interest in working with Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Exercise & Trauma, Anxiety and Phobias. We are passionate about early intervention. So if you feel like reaching out for support but don't think you're "sick enough", " we are here to help! Alongside helping people with mental health difficulties, we are equally interested in the areas that contribute to human flourishing.
(02) 9100 0972 View (02) 9100 0972
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Paula Barham
Psychotherapist, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Maroubra, NSW 2035
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
My goal is to make my clients feel understood without feeling judged by me. People come to therapy mainly for clarity and peace of mind. Many of my clients feel comfortable with me and can be themselves without any pretense. I use different types of therapy for different clients. My aim is to support my client and make them feel they are in control of their life.
(02) 9159 6101 View (02) 9159 6101
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Karyn Krawford
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Waverley, NSW 2024  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
Hi, I am a registered Psychotherapist and specialise in helping a broad range of people and challenges that range from childhood events causing thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present time to be affected, to relationship challenges both in families, partnerships and proffessional relationships. I help people overcome and survive in ways that support healthy functioning and enjoyment of life. These can relate to stress, anxiety, changes in the person or environment, relationship breakdowns and death of treasured others. I provide a free consultation and currently work online only.
(02) 9100 0537 View (02) 9100 0537
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Bettina Christl
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
Life throws us curve balls and we all need to find ways to adjust and cope with these in a healthy and flexible way. Whether you are going through significant life changes or whether you are seeking change, I endeavour to work with everyone with compassion and empathy. I am passionate to help you find a healthier way of relating to yourself and others.
(02) 9100 0678 View (02) 9100 0678
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Kodi Duruchukwu
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
As a provisional psychologist dedicated to serving the LGBTQIA+ community, I am driven by a profound passion for providing affirming care and support to individuals navigating the complexities of their identities and experiences. My name is Kodi, and I proudly identify as a queer woman, which not only informs my professional endeavours but also fuels my commitment to fostering healing and empowerment within the queer community.My journey into the realm of psychology was deeply influenced by my own lived experiences as a person who is a QBIPOC.
(02) 9159 6657 View (02) 9159 6657

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.