Family Therapy Counselling in Crows Nest, NSW

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Photo of Christine Bennett, Psychotherapist in Crows Nest, NSW
Christine Bennett
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
Are you struggling with conflict and feeling distant from your partner? Are you constantly worried about life and what happens next? Or is it more about what happened today or yesterday? Are you overcome by a significant loss in your life? A job, your health, a friend, a partner, a house, a family member? Or is life just so “blahhh” that it is a struggle to get through the day? All these situations and many others are a result of your most intimate and important relationship – the one you have with yourself!
(02) 8294 9427 View (02) 8294 9427
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Sarah Bays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I've worked in large NGOs, with multi-disciplinary teams, in small grass roots organisations and in private practice providing therapeutic support to people with complex mental health, trauma, addiction, relationship issues & family conflict.
Want to create the life you want and reach your potential? Could you do with a little help to solve your problems? Need some support to fast track some of your goals? Well that's what I'm all about! I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and I work from a trauma-informed and client-led perspective. I'm kind but direct when needed, and support in a solutions focused manner. I love to laugh, and enjoy helping people work through challenges and achieve their goals. I'm a certified DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) practitioner and run DBT Skills groups or individual DBT sessions in person & online.
I've worked in large NGOs, with multi-disciplinary teams, in small grass roots organisations and in private practice providing therapeutic support to people with complex mental health, trauma, addiction, relationship issues & family conflict.
Want to create the life you want and reach your potential? Could you do with a little help to solve your problems? Need some support to fast track some of your goals? Well that's what I'm all about! I'm an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and I work from a trauma-informed and client-led perspective. I'm kind but direct when needed, and support in a solutions focused manner. I love to laugh, and enjoy helping people work through challenges and achieve their goals. I'm a certified DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) practitioner and run DBT Skills groups or individual DBT sessions in person & online.
(02) 9100 0134 View (02) 9100 0134
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Naomi Halls
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Within a framework of wellbeing and resilience I use a growth mindset to support individuals, couples and families to exceed their expectations – to flourish and be the best that they can be! I offer individual, couple and family therapy and peak performance coaching for performing artists and students.
In my role as a clinical psychologist I will listen to you, the expert in your own life, to guide us in your treatment goals. Therapy can be short term and specific, or you may wish to have a safe and contemplative space to explore re- occurring themes in your life. You may need to examine and reset patterns of behaviour so your family/relationships can flourish and enjoy wellbeing, or you may be a performing artist or student struggling with performance anxiety, perfectionism and goal setting.
Within a framework of wellbeing and resilience I use a growth mindset to support individuals, couples and families to exceed their expectations – to flourish and be the best that they can be! I offer individual, couple and family therapy and peak performance coaching for performing artists and students.
In my role as a clinical psychologist I will listen to you, the expert in your own life, to guide us in your treatment goals. Therapy can be short term and specific, or you may wish to have a safe and contemplative space to explore re- occurring themes in your life. You may need to examine and reset patterns of behaviour so your family/relationships can flourish and enjoy wellbeing, or you may be a performing artist or student struggling with performance anxiety, perfectionism and goal setting.
(02) 9158 6190 View (02) 9158 6190
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Jennifer Gripton-Corbett Counselling&Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Jennifer uses a trauma Informed approach to therapy, integrative in approach, drawing on modalities that resonate with her clients such as person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, family systems therapy, compassion focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing.
Jennifer is a Counsellor & Psychotherapist who provides individuals the space to be heard by a caring health professional in an accepting environment where new possibilities and life changes become an option. Jennifer works in private practice, is a Lifeline Counsellor and is a Clinical Supervisor at Canberra University. She works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to achieve growth, change and new possibilities. Jennifer is a trauma informed therapist who utilises evidence-based therapy with people who are experiencing relationship issues, are stressed, grieving, or experiencing mental health concerns.
Jennifer uses a trauma Informed approach to therapy, integrative in approach, drawing on modalities that resonate with her clients such as person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, family systems therapy, compassion focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing.
Jennifer is a Counsellor & Psychotherapist who provides individuals the space to be heard by a caring health professional in an accepting environment where new possibilities and life changes become an option. Jennifer works in private practice, is a Lifeline Counsellor and is a Clinical Supervisor at Canberra University. She works collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to achieve growth, change and new possibilities. Jennifer is a trauma informed therapist who utilises evidence-based therapy with people who are experiencing relationship issues, are stressed, grieving, or experiencing mental health concerns.
(02) 9100 0873 View (02) 9100 0873
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Larissa Kirpichnikov
Psychologist, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
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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Aarthi Udayakumar
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
Aarthi is registered as a clinical counsellor with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She brings over 10 years of experience working directly with clients from all walks of life. Aarthi has experience working with individuals and families experiencing concerns relating to couples, domestic and family violence, trauma, grief and loss, child welfare and wellbeing, as well as depression, anxiety and a variety of other mental health issues. She has experience using trauma informed, strengths-based and outcomes focussed practices. Aarthi is dedicated to providing a service that is person-centred.
(02) 9100 0497 View (02) 9100 0497
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Christine Kim Principal Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Christine provides a warm, gentle, safe and therapeutic environment in which supports you and your family members as you explore your life challenges.
Many clients come to counselling with a hope. This hope is an opportunity for the clients to change, to become someone they want to be. Using client's strengths, counselling can help them find a new direction in their lives. Christine Kim is a registered psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. For over 10 years, Christine has experience working across a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders), bullying and work-related stress issues.
Christine provides a warm, gentle, safe and therapeutic environment in which supports you and your family members as you explore your life challenges.
Many clients come to counselling with a hope. This hope is an opportunity for the clients to change, to become someone they want to be. Using client's strengths, counselling can help them find a new direction in their lives. Christine Kim is a registered psychologist with a passion for, and experience in working with adolescents and adults in educational and clinical settings. For over 10 years, Christine has experience working across a range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety and a range of childhood anxiety disorders), bullying and work-related stress issues.
(02) 8806 0035 View (02) 8806 0035
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Jonathan Holman
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Today, many men are confused about our role and relevance in society. A clear sense of manhood, is I believe, critical to healthy relationships between men and women; men and other men; and obviously men as parents. I believe that my personal experiences are relevant here. Over many years, as parent, partner, friend and colleague, I have learned from my many mistakes and now feel that in a non-judgmental and collaborative way, I have something to offer both men and women in this regard. I believe that therapy is the best way to find out about oneself, that we are all unique and that each person’s life pathway is intensely personal
Today, many men are confused about our role and relevance in society. A clear sense of manhood, is I believe, critical to healthy relationships between men and women; men and other men; and obviously men as parents. I believe that my personal experiences are relevant here. Over many years, as parent, partner, friend and colleague, I have learned from my many mistakes and now feel that in a non-judgmental and collaborative way, I have something to offer both men and women in this regard. I believe that therapy is the best way to find out about oneself, that we are all unique and that each person’s life pathway is intensely personal
(02) 9100 0030 View (02) 9100 0030
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The Engel Clinic
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Owner/Director of the Engel Clinic - I have been privileged to work with clients for over 10 years using mindfulness based CBT, ACT, FBT, gut-directed hypnosis, and clinical hypnosis. I work extensively with all kinds of anxiety and stress conditions, gut-brain disorders, and eating disorders (including obesity and ARFID).
Owner/Director of the Engel Clinic - I have been privileged to work with clients for over 10 years using mindfulness based CBT, ACT, FBT, gut-directed hypnosis, and clinical hypnosis. I work extensively with all kinds of anxiety and stress conditions, gut-brain disorders, and eating disorders (including obesity and ARFID).
(02) 8203 8780 View (02) 8203 8780
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Lizzie Fairbanks Therapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
The world is changing, not just on a macro scale concerning issues like climate change, globalisation and social media, but on a micro scale too; the way we identify personally in terms of intersectionality, sexuality and relationship orientation. Whilst there is an increasing awareness and growing acceptance of new and different ways of being in the world, we can also find a whole new set of complex challenges arise when we start to embody our true identity. Maybe these challenges are rooted in past trauma, negative core beliefs and self-talk, overwhelming emotions, unhelpful coping behaviours or ways of relating to others.
The world is changing, not just on a macro scale concerning issues like climate change, globalisation and social media, but on a micro scale too; the way we identify personally in terms of intersectionality, sexuality and relationship orientation. Whilst there is an increasing awareness and growing acceptance of new and different ways of being in the world, we can also find a whole new set of complex challenges arise when we start to embody our true identity. Maybe these challenges are rooted in past trauma, negative core beliefs and self-talk, overwhelming emotions, unhelpful coping behaviours or ways of relating to others.
(02) 9100 0337 View (02) 9100 0337
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Rochelle Oshlack
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
Rochelle offers compassionate therapeutic support for adults and adolescents, in dealing with a wide variety of issues including but limited to; addictions, anxiety, depression, sexuality, gender, grief, loss, trauma, relationships, divorce, separation, parenting challenges and life changes. Together as client and therapist, loving attention is paid to what happens in our shared interchange. This is often playful and always compassionate and non-judgemental. More choice results from this compassionate awareness, and with more choice comes long lasting positive change, satisfying relationships with yourself, loved ones and the world.
(02) 9100 0142 View (02) 9100 0142
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Alberto Florez
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety and stress due to work or past traumas? Do you long for higher self-esteem, better relationships, and effective coping mechanisms? Together, we'll help you regain control, break down emotional barriers, and find inner peace, ultimately transforming your well-being. I'm here to guide you and build together a transformative journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(02) 9100 0516 View (02) 9100 0516
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Grounded Space Counselling
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Do you struggle with relationship difficulties, from intimate partners to friendships? Whether it be from infidelity, monogamy or navigating ethical non-monogamy to dishonesty, trust, boundary setting or simply the courage to express your needs. Have you been deeply hurt in a relationship and at a loss as to how to heal and where to go from here? Do you need to break free of people pleasing patterns and the anxiety and guilt around being authentic to your needs? Do you struggle with the courage to express your needs? These are just some of the many questions that life throws at us and they can often be complex issues to unravel...
Do you struggle with relationship difficulties, from intimate partners to friendships? Whether it be from infidelity, monogamy or navigating ethical non-monogamy to dishonesty, trust, boundary setting or simply the courage to express your needs. Have you been deeply hurt in a relationship and at a loss as to how to heal and where to go from here? Do you need to break free of people pleasing patterns and the anxiety and guilt around being authentic to your needs? Do you struggle with the courage to express your needs? These are just some of the many questions that life throws at us and they can often be complex issues to unravel...
(02) 9100 0218 View (02) 9100 0218
Jacqueline Lim
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I work with adults who are seeking to find meaning, direction and self growth in their lives. They may be going through stressful life events, major milestones in their relationships or health, changes of roles, and other life adversities.
I work with adults who are seeking to find meaning, direction and self growth in their lives. They may be going through stressful life events, major milestones in their relationships or health, changes of roles, and other life adversities.
(02) 8880 9015 View (02) 8880 9015
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Scott Whiteway
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Hello! I help people resolve personal challenges and mental health issues quickly and effectively. With over 20 years experience successfully providing psychological treatment I develop strong collaborative relationships to get results. I will work with you to identify and achieve your best self. No matter what your life situation or challenges are, together we can determine a plan on how to successfully achieve clarity, a positive mindset and resolve your personal challenges.
Hello! I help people resolve personal challenges and mental health issues quickly and effectively. With over 20 years experience successfully providing psychological treatment I develop strong collaborative relationships to get results. I will work with you to identify and achieve your best self. No matter what your life situation or challenges are, together we can determine a plan on how to successfully achieve clarity, a positive mindset and resolve your personal challenges.
(02) 8074 5252 View (02) 8074 5252
Photo of Sabina Rabold, Psychotherapist in Crows Nest, NSW
Sabina Rabold
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
No two people are the same, no two stories identical. Perhaps you are already clear about what you want from therapy, perhaps our starting point is to figure this out. No matter what, all of you is welcome. Together, we aim to: heal old emotional wounds you might still be hurting from, clear up current anxiety, stress confusion or disheartenment that weigh on you; make good decisions for your life and find inner joy, calm and balance to sustain you in a meaningful way of being. When working with couples, I support partners to repair relational injuries, strengthen communication, commitment and trust and deepen love and intimacy.
No two people are the same, no two stories identical. Perhaps you are already clear about what you want from therapy, perhaps our starting point is to figure this out. No matter what, all of you is welcome. Together, we aim to: heal old emotional wounds you might still be hurting from, clear up current anxiety, stress confusion or disheartenment that weigh on you; make good decisions for your life and find inner joy, calm and balance to sustain you in a meaningful way of being. When working with couples, I support partners to repair relational injuries, strengthen communication, commitment and trust and deepen love and intimacy.
(02) 9100 0156 View (02) 9100 0156
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Calm Mind Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am both a psychotherapist and psychologist so I tend to dive deep, and can also help you with current life crises. I work best with people who have already done some therapy and know that personal growth is ongoing and absolutely worth it as a way of becoming more authentic and available in life. I specialise in many areas, please visit my "about me" webpage to see the list of training and areas of therapy and healing I am experienced in; Including but not limited to, IFS, Gestalt, PACT couples and Brainspotting trauma therapy.
I am both a psychotherapist and psychologist so I tend to dive deep, and can also help you with current life crises. I work best with people who have already done some therapy and know that personal growth is ongoing and absolutely worth it as a way of becoming more authentic and available in life. I specialise in many areas, please visit my "about me" webpage to see the list of training and areas of therapy and healing I am experienced in; Including but not limited to, IFS, Gestalt, PACT couples and Brainspotting trauma therapy.
(02) 9100 0139 View (02) 9100 0139
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Kelsey Hendrickson
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am a female counsellor / psychotherapist working in private practice at Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta and in my own clinic in Crows Nest. With a rich tapestry of life experiences, including parenthood, a corporate career, and years of teaching yoga, I bring a holistic approach to therapy. I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves on a deep, wholistic level. I hope to make my clients feel seen and heard in my therapy space. I have a special interest in counselling people struggling with fertility, pregnancy and the transition to parenthood.
I am a female counsellor / psychotherapist working in private practice at Exclusive Wellbeing in Parramatta and in my own clinic in Crows Nest. With a rich tapestry of life experiences, including parenthood, a corporate career, and years of teaching yoga, I bring a holistic approach to therapy. I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves on a deep, wholistic level. I hope to make my clients feel seen and heard in my therapy space. I have a special interest in counselling people struggling with fertility, pregnancy and the transition to parenthood.
(02) 7804 4000 View (02) 7804 4000
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Barry Lewis
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Many different events will impact our lives, most of the time we can deal with them, other times we cannot. A difficult childhood, the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an illness or accident, a toxic work environment, sexuality & gender, unemployment, the current pandemic affecting our world or just being at a new stage of our lives can cause us to feel lost within ourselves and the wider world. This can lead to anxiety or depression, it can affect our self-esteem and disconnect us from everyone around us, leaving us isolated and alone.
Many different events will impact our lives, most of the time we can deal with them, other times we cannot. A difficult childhood, the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an illness or accident, a toxic work environment, sexuality & gender, unemployment, the current pandemic affecting our world or just being at a new stage of our lives can cause us to feel lost within ourselves and the wider world. This can lead to anxiety or depression, it can affect our self-esteem and disconnect us from everyone around us, leaving us isolated and alone.
(02) 6189 2878 View (02) 6189 2878
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Harry Bechara
Psychotherapist, MSc, PACFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Harry is an integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor with a passion for mental health and wellbeing. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities which he tailors to individual needs. Harry meets clients with a warm and empathic presence and understands every person’s story is unique. He has an interest in early attachment trauma and its impact on the nervous system and adult relationships. Harry believes in peoples innate potential to grow from adversity and transform their lives - he is passionate about helping clients engage in this process.
Harry is an integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor with a passion for mental health and wellbeing. He draws on a range of therapeutic modalities which he tailors to individual needs. Harry meets clients with a warm and empathic presence and understands every person’s story is unique. He has an interest in early attachment trauma and its impact on the nervous system and adult relationships. Harry believes in peoples innate potential to grow from adversity and transform their lives - he is passionate about helping clients engage in this process.
(02) 9100 0568 View (02) 9100 0568

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.