Personality Disorders Counselling in Crows Nest, NSW

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Jennifer Gardner
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Jenn is experienced in assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns, with particular expertise in treating complex presentations from age 19 up, including: complex trauma, PTSD, substance use, grief/loss, mood/anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation and personality disorders.
Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
Jenn is experienced in assessment and treatment of a range of mental health concerns, with particular expertise in treating complex presentations from age 19 up, including: complex trauma, PTSD, substance use, grief/loss, mood/anxiety disorders, emotional dysregulation and personality disorders.
Jenn has a warm, empathic, collaborative, trauma-informed approach to therapy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering people to improve their emotional wellbeing, increase quality of life, cope with difficulties, manage distress, and bring about meaningful, lasting change.
0438 299 873 View 0438 299 873
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Robyn Price
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Are you constantly anxious? Stuck or struggling with relationships? No idea how to move on? My name's Robyn and I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement/Dance Movement Therapist with 17 years' experience working with groups and individuals. A deep knowledge of body process and nonverbal communication allows me to attend to the whole of a person's experience, rather than just what they say. I take a relational, creative and trauma-informed approach, and tailor it for every person or group I work with.
Are you constantly anxious? Stuck or struggling with relationships? No idea how to move on? My name's Robyn and I'm a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement/Dance Movement Therapist with 17 years' experience working with groups and individuals. A deep knowledge of body process and nonverbal communication allows me to attend to the whole of a person's experience, rather than just what they say. I take a relational, creative and trauma-informed approach, and tailor it for every person or group I work with.
(02) 9100 0771 View (02) 9100 0771
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Jonathan Holman
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified 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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Veronica Engel
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified 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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Find Reason Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Do you ever struggle with how you see yourself and how you show up in relationships? Is something getting in the way of allowing you to meet your needs and connect with others? There is a road to finding value in yourself and an ability to be in healthy relationships when you take the step to put yourself first, increase your awareness and address your concerns. Find Reason Therapy creates a safe space to help you find the whole unique you with worth, values, and needs, guiding you to connect to stuck emotional pain in order to live a life with purpose and meaning.
Do you ever struggle with how you see yourself and how you show up in relationships? Is something getting in the way of allowing you to meet your needs and connect with others? There is a road to finding value in yourself and an ability to be in healthy relationships when you take the step to put yourself first, increase your awareness and address your concerns. Find Reason Therapy creates a safe space to help you find the whole unique you with worth, values, and needs, guiding you to connect to stuck emotional pain in order to live a life with purpose and meaning.
(02) 9100 0013 View (02) 9100 0013
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Sarah Bays
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
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 and online.
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 and online.
(02) 9100 0134 View (02) 9100 0134
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Phoebe Allwell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
The Embodied Presence Process Integrates Psychotherapy, Counselling and Energy Medicine. This is a unique integrative approach that unleashes rapid personal transformation and embodiment. The Embodied Presence Process was developed by psychotherapist and energy medicine practitioner Phoebe Allwell, a true integration of established clinical practices, energy medicine and ancient spiritual teachings. The Embodied Presence Process will support you to rapidly release anything that blocks or limits you being the fullest expression of your true self. Call or email Phoebe now to book a complimentary 20min consultation.
(02) 8074 5364 View (02) 8074 5364
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Jennifer Rathjen
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a wide range of experience. I primarily utilise enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to allow individuals to learn the skills needed to manage emotional distress, strengthen their ability to cope with future challenges and achieve personal, relationship and professional life goals. Additionally I offer longer term psychotherapy for more complex issues.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a wide range of experience. I primarily utilise enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to allow individuals to learn the skills needed to manage emotional distress, strengthen their ability to cope with future challenges and achieve personal, relationship and professional life goals. Additionally I offer longer term psychotherapy for more complex issues.
(02) 9100 0650 View (02) 9100 0650
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Pumla Coleman
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
I am an experienced mental health professional. I have expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, health related and stress disorders, as well as phase of life and circumstantial stress. My personal strength include genuine caring, compassion and unconditional positive regard for all clients. Knowing that life can become challenging for different reasons, I have learnt to appreciate the strength and wisdom of my clients. My therapeutic approach allows for my clients to guide me through the process and explore all the necessary issues they need to overcome.
(02) 9100 0529 View (02) 9100 0529
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Andrew McPherson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist I treat adolescents and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and addiction. I aim to provide an empathetic and warm approach to help people improve their mental health and their quality of life.
(02) 9100 0856 View (02) 9100 0856
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A-Okay Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
I am a client-centred, Neuroaffirming therapist who has experience with neurodivergence, children / adolescents, trauma backgrounds (EMDR Level 1) and Worker's Compensation / CTP. I also work with couples using the Gottman methodology (Gottman Level 2).
(02) 8074 5401 View (02) 8074 5401
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James Norman O'Connor
Psychotherapist, MPsych, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Hi I'm Jim O'Connor clinical psychotherapist and relationship therapist. I help people overcome the challenges they face in their relationships. If you're someone who is single and wishing to get into a relationship but you don't know how to find the right person, then I can help. If your in a relationship and you want to create more connection, I can show you how. If you're in an abusive relationship and you don't know if you should leave or stay I can help you decide and I will support you what ever you decide. If it has anything to do with dating or relating in the modern world I can help.
Hi I'm Jim O'Connor clinical psychotherapist and relationship therapist. I help people overcome the challenges they face in their relationships. If you're someone who is single and wishing to get into a relationship but you don't know how to find the right person, then I can help. If your in a relationship and you want to create more connection, I can show you how. If you're in an abusive relationship and you don't know if you should leave or stay I can help you decide and I will support you what ever you decide. If it has anything to do with dating or relating in the modern world I can help.
(02) 9100 0073 View (02) 9100 0073
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Heather Kent
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
We all want to lead fulfilling lives, regardless of our situation. It's my passion to help you learn strategies to conquer the challenges you face. Sometimes, it takes courage just to get through each day, & this is where the most impressive changes can occur. I want to help you gain a better understanding & awareness of yourself & what you are capable of. By nurturing change within therapy, I hope to help you avoid feeling that life is "just happening to me" & instead feel empowered. Whether it's a mental health issue, life transition, or coping strategies, I am here to support you towards a life of balance, joy & well-being.
(02) 8776 3913 View (02) 8776 3913
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Mitra Storey
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
Hello there! I am a registered psychologist with a strong passion for helping people transform their lives. I specialise in working with clients who are dealing with a wide range of presentations, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, shame, and trauma. When working with clients, I believe in taking a holistic and client-centred approach. This means that I work collaboratively with my clients to design and implement treatment plans that are based on best practice and evidence.
(02) 8074 5442 View (02) 8074 5442
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Kristine Koh
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I have a strong interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, chronic health conditions, chronic pain and life transitions (such as work roles, migration, or life stages). I am also passionate about working with individuals from different cultures (particularly South East Asia) and adjusting to living in Australia as a migrant or international student, who are exploring their sense of self and identity, and reconciling their values with their new identity. I see therapy as a safe, non-judgemental, calm space to explore the issues in depth.
I have a strong interest in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, chronic health conditions, chronic pain and life transitions (such as work roles, migration, or life stages). I am also passionate about working with individuals from different cultures (particularly South East Asia) and adjusting to living in Australia as a migrant or international student, who are exploring their sense of self and identity, and reconciling their values with their new identity. I see therapy as a safe, non-judgemental, calm space to explore the issues in depth.
(02) 8403 0404 View (02) 8403 0404

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Sonja Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Mosman, NSW 2088
I specialise in Trauma, Child Sexual Abuse and Personality Disorders.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
I specialise in Trauma, Child Sexual Abuse and Personality Disorders.
Everybody wants to be heard, believed, validated and respected. I teach strategies to manage complicated and overwhelming feelings. I love to help individuals grow and develop interpersonally and learn how to have better more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about working with people to unpack and explore early childhood trauma, facilitate self-exploration, examine emotional blind spots and understand relationship patterns in order to have a functional, happy and healthy existence.
(02) 8776 3814 View (02) 8776 3814
Photo of Vassilka Dimitrova, Psychotherapist in Crows Nest, NSW
Vassilka Dimitrova
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Brave souls, we live our lives to the best of our abilities; we aim to achieve our dreams with what life has to offer us. However, due to various reasons, and often beyond our control, we might hide from ourselves ... in ourselves, or in other people. Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative features, psychotic experiences ... We fall, we rise. We laugh, we love, we feel anger and pain. In a conversation with another we could find our way out of this state of being lost in these states. Recovery from trauma perhaps is not about forgetting the past; perhaps it's about expanding your Self, your narrative.
Brave souls, we live our lives to the best of our abilities; we aim to achieve our dreams with what life has to offer us. However, due to various reasons, and often beyond our control, we might hide from ourselves ... in ourselves, or in other people. Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, dissociative features, psychotic experiences ... We fall, we rise. We laugh, we love, we feel anger and pain. In a conversation with another we could find our way out of this state of being lost in these states. Recovery from trauma perhaps is not about forgetting the past; perhaps it's about expanding your Self, your narrative.
0493 627 800 View 0493 627 800
Photo of Rofia Niazy, Psychotherapist in Crows Nest, NSW
Rofia Niazy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Mental health providers help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis to attend therapy. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences. Areas that I support my clients with: Relationship/intimacy conflicts, life stressors, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression or depressive conditions, adjustment /life transition issues, grief, personality disorders, aging and geriatric issues and trauma.
Mental health providers help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis to attend therapy. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences. Areas that I support my clients with: Relationship/intimacy conflicts, life stressors, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression or depressive conditions, adjustment /life transition issues, grief, personality disorders, aging and geriatric issues and trauma.
(02) 4703 5625 View (02) 4703 5625
Photo of Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor, Psychotherapist in Crows Nest, NSW
Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
McMahons Point, NSW 2060
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
Photo of Jane Turner, Psychologist in Crows Nest, NSW
Jane Turner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards, NSW 2065
I enjoy providing therapy to a diverse range of individuals and have experience treating substance use issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, relationship issues, body image, eating disoders and challenges that arise from identity.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to see a way forward. We often spend our time ruminating on things we did or that happened to us in the past or we may spend time worrying about things that have yet to happen. This can prevent us from living as fully as possible. Engaging in therapy with a psychologist can offer fresh perspectives and equip you with valuable tools to navigate uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. I am a registered psychologist with a warm, empathic, and curious manner, who aims to collaborate with my clients to provide person-centered, evidence-based and trauma informed treatment.
I enjoy providing therapy to a diverse range of individuals and have experience treating substance use issues, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, relationship issues, body image, eating disoders and challenges that arise from identity.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to see a way forward. We often spend our time ruminating on things we did or that happened to us in the past or we may spend time worrying about things that have yet to happen. This can prevent us from living as fully as possible. Engaging in therapy with a psychologist can offer fresh perspectives and equip you with valuable tools to navigate uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. I am a registered psychologist with a warm, empathic, and curious manner, who aims to collaborate with my clients to provide person-centered, evidence-based and trauma informed treatment.
(02) 7804 4334 View (02) 7804 4334

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Personality Disorders Counsellors

What are the common treatment options for personality disorders?

Personality disorders are typically treated with psychotherapy, sometimes in conjunction with medication. Therapy can help people with personality disorders develop skills to tolerate difficult emotions, navigate interpersonal relationships, and solidify their sense of self. Medications can treat symptoms that co-occur with the disorder, such as depression, anger, aggression, and impulsivity.

When to seek treatment for personality disorders?

Even though treatment for personality disorders can be an uphill battle, it’s best to seek help if you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with one, because personality disorders can create substantial problems in life. Symptoms depend on the specific disorder, but overall signs of personality disorders include consistent difficulty maintaining close relationships, dramatic variations in self-esteem, and an unstable sense of identity.

How long does therapy take for personality disorders?

The timeline for treating personality disorders isn’t as clear-cut as it is for other disorders. Change can be difficult, taking from around one year to five, 10, or more. The key is finding a therapist who has extensive experience treating the relevant disorder. For example, a psychologist who specialises in narcissistic personality disorder has specific communication strategies that allow them to sustain the relationship and be more effective with narcissistic patients.

Can therapy help people with personality disorders?

Research suggests that for those who are motivated to address concerns or interpersonal conflict related to a personality disorder, therapy is far more effective than no treatment, and that most people in therapy see improvements. However, since personality disorders involve entrenched elements of identity, they are less responsive to treatment than are other mental health conditions. Finding an expert who has extensive experience working with a given personality disorder is one factor that increases the likelihood of successful treatment.