Female Counselling in Ermington, NSW

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Crystal (Yee Tak) Lee
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ermington, NSW 2115
I work with individuals aged 15 years and above who experience mild to severe levels of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, intrusive and/or self-loathing thoughts, interpersonal issues, complicated grief, childhood trauma and personality disorders. I incorporate a range of evidence-based treatments, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
I work with individuals aged 15 years and above who experience mild to severe levels of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, intrusive and/or self-loathing thoughts, interpersonal issues, complicated grief, childhood trauma and personality disorders. I incorporate a range of evidence-based treatments, including Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
(02) 4214 8063 View (02) 4214 8063
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Rima Tahhan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ermington, NSW 2115
I am a licensed counsellor with over 10 years of experience. I understand the challenges faced by the Arabic community regarding mental health and aims to provide a safe space, tailored support, and sensitive guidance to individuals seeking help.
I am a licensed counsellor with over 10 years of experience. I understand the challenges faced by the Arabic community regarding mental health and aims to provide a safe space, tailored support, and sensitive guidance to individuals seeking help.
(02) 7804 4359 View (02) 7804 4359
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Emma Chow | Kindred Filial Play Corner
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ermington, NSW 2115
Somewhere along the way, there has been a rupture between you and your child. You are constantly overwhelmed by their BIG emotions and behaviours, and you are doing your best to respond differently from your default parenting patterns. Maybe they've been through something big. You desire a stronger, more secure and trusting relationship with your child. You dream of fostering co-operation and harmonious sibling (and peer) relationships. Your really want to support them in their growth, development and wellbeing.
Somewhere along the way, there has been a rupture between you and your child. You are constantly overwhelmed by their BIG emotions and behaviours, and you are doing your best to respond differently from your default parenting patterns. Maybe they've been through something big. You desire a stronger, more secure and trusting relationship with your child. You dream of fostering co-operation and harmonious sibling (and peer) relationships. Your really want to support them in their growth, development and wellbeing.
(02) 7804 4503 View (02) 7804 4503
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Shareen Birges
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ermington, NSW 2115
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
I have been a counsellor, case manager & youth worker since 2008. Prior to 2016 I worked primarily with young people & their families, however I can & have worked with people across the age spectrum, all with unique & varied needs. Counselling is an individual experience & I want you to feel that no matter what, your needs are important. This is why I aim to provide an accessible, affordable & sustainable service. I believe I can help you on your journey towards the best version of yourself. Contact me for a free 15 minute phone consult & see if you agree.
(02) 9159 6730 View (02) 9159 6730

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Florence Thum
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
Hi there! I work with teenagers and adults from diverse gender, cultural and socioeconomic background in areas of personal growth and development, communication and conflict, stress and anxiety, interpersonal relationships, education and schooling, mid-life questioning, existential or spiritual issues, grief and loss. I have worked in different professional settings from law to education and psychotherapy, and attuned to sociocultural impacts on our mental health. Our therapeutic or coaching session is a safe space for awareness and healing and to lean towards positive action.
(02) 4503 8982 View (02) 4503 8982
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Circle of Life Psychology Practice
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
Seeking help from a psychologist could be overwhelming and stressful. It may be seen as a sign of weakness or suggest that there is something wrong with the person. My professional aim is to assist the person seeking help in a collaborative, compassionate and authentic manner, in a therapeutic space where personal issues are viewed as opportunities to discover personal strengths, to foster personal growth and improve quality of life. I am deeply committed to empower individuals in overcoming the social stigma associated with mental health issues and I value each person’s uniqueness during their engagement in mental health recovery.
(02) 9100 0819 View (02) 9100 0819
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Brenda Felix
Counsellor, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
Brenda enjoys working with adults, young people and families in different settings. Her lived experience in supporting people with mental health issues and physical disabilities has contributed to her empathic, non-judgmental and respectful aptitudes. Her passion is to empower and give hope to people who are facing their unique stressful life events, such as life transition, relationship issues, developmental injuries, parenting, grief and loss, abuse, trauma and anxiety.
(02) 7804 4765 View (02) 7804 4765
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Lydia Ghaly
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Harris Park, NSW 2150
Lydia is a registered psychologist and an Associate Member of the AAPi. With a special interest in children, she has exceptional experience in treating childhood disorders and works collaboratively with parents and teachers to support their child with managing social and emotional difficulties. She conducts IQ and academic assessments for Cognitive and Learning Disorders for all ages. She administers ADHD assessments for all ages from 6+ to adulthood.
Lydia is a registered psychologist and an Associate Member of the AAPi. With a special interest in children, she has exceptional experience in treating childhood disorders and works collaboratively with parents and teachers to support their child with managing social and emotional difficulties. She conducts IQ and academic assessments for Cognitive and Learning Disorders for all ages. She administers ADHD assessments for all ages from 6+ to adulthood.
(02) 7804 4922 View (02) 7804 4922
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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
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Kerry Bailey @ The Functional Mind & SydneyHypno
Psychotherapist, AACBT
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
I am here to help & care for you. My Values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Authenticity, Trust & Empowerment. ​ My Philosophy: You are important, unique & valuable, & you deserve to live your best life. There may be aspects of your life where you feel held back somehow, that this feels like it is a struggle. My role is to guide & to assist you to get connected with all the missing pieces that will not only help you to get unstuck - these skills will also help you with long lasting, skilful strategies to live your best life. Your session is a judgement free zone, your safe space, where your outcomes are my sole focus.
(02) 9100 0242 View (02) 9100 0242
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Shivani Mittal
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
First few sessions will be based on client centred therapy, that is exploring with you the ins and outs behind seeking therapy. And, what is it you would like to gain from therapy? Followed by Integrative interventions and counselling techniques, like psycho education (providing resources), solution focused (collaborate to finding solutions), CBT (understand the reasons behind the thinking, ACT (Working on commitment and REBT (the aim of which is to resolve emotional and behavioural problems and disturbances and to help people to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
(02) 7804 4866 View (02) 7804 4866
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Sonia Scali
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Welcome, I’m Sonia, a warm, compassionate and open-minded counsellor. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative and strength-based, listening and tailoring my approach around your needs. My aim is to help you manage life's challenges with self-compassion and self-kindness. I work with both adults and adolescents, specialising in trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, domestic and family violence, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, difficulties with boundaries, family estrangement and shame. Supporting my clients with communication and interpersonal relationships is a special interest of mine.
Welcome, I’m Sonia, a warm, compassionate and open-minded counsellor. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative and strength-based, listening and tailoring my approach around your needs. My aim is to help you manage life's challenges with self-compassion and self-kindness. I work with both adults and adolescents, specialising in trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD, domestic and family violence, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions, difficulties with boundaries, family estrangement and shame. Supporting my clients with communication and interpersonal relationships is a special interest of mine.
(02) 9100 0424 View (02) 9100 0424
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Katalin Janssens
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
My professional mission is to assist clients at various stages in life, especially when changes are hard to deal with. When we experience a loss, we grieve. We grieve for losing our jobs, loved ones, relationships, finances, or identity. I bring comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic techniques to my practice and a deep empathy from my own experiences with losses. By guiding individuals through the seemingly insurmountable pain, I empower them to navigate their grief with resilience and courage. My therapeutic approach helps clients handle their suffering and find growth opportunities as they courageously rebuild their lives.
My professional mission is to assist clients at various stages in life, especially when changes are hard to deal with. When we experience a loss, we grieve. We grieve for losing our jobs, loved ones, relationships, finances, or identity. I bring comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic techniques to my practice and a deep empathy from my own experiences with losses. By guiding individuals through the seemingly insurmountable pain, I empower them to navigate their grief with resilience and courage. My therapeutic approach helps clients handle their suffering and find growth opportunities as they courageously rebuild their lives.
(02) 7804 4495 View (02) 7804 4495
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Bee Saagr
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlingford, NSW 2118
I believe that therapy is a necessity for every individual, regardless of their age, gender, or circumstances. Everybody has a story, and every story needs to be heard by a willing ear, understood with no judgement, shared in a safe environment, and respected. I aim to deliver a positive outcome for individuals, allowing them to further better their lives today, tomorrow and in their futures using a holistic and person-centred approach. I help my patients in building self-awareness, confidence, and understanding and empowering them to regain control of their lives, allowing positive choices, providing a sense of direction.
I believe that therapy is a necessity for every individual, regardless of their age, gender, or circumstances. Everybody has a story, and every story needs to be heard by a willing ear, understood with no judgement, shared in a safe environment, and respected. I aim to deliver a positive outcome for individuals, allowing them to further better their lives today, tomorrow and in their futures using a holistic and person-centred approach. I help my patients in building self-awareness, confidence, and understanding and empowering them to regain control of their lives, allowing positive choices, providing a sense of direction.
(02) 8403 1541 View (02) 8403 1541
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Rofia Niazy
Psychotherapist, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
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
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Anna Djuric
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
If you are unsure about how the world sees you, unable to trust, feeling of being never good enough, facing low self-esteem, losing confidence, struggling with personal issues; having anxiety, trauma triggers, feeling stuck, unable to adjust to changes-transitions; having relationship issues, want to improve your mental health do not hesitate to reach out. You can expect professional, non-judgmental, and caring approach that could enable you to deal with personal issues and struggle and help you to reach your goals. I have years of experiences working with individuals, young adults, adults and families with a wide range of issues.
If you are unsure about how the world sees you, unable to trust, feeling of being never good enough, facing low self-esteem, losing confidence, struggling with personal issues; having anxiety, trauma triggers, feeling stuck, unable to adjust to changes-transitions; having relationship issues, want to improve your mental health do not hesitate to reach out. You can expect professional, non-judgmental, and caring approach that could enable you to deal with personal issues and struggle and help you to reach your goals. I have years of experiences working with individuals, young adults, adults and families with a wide range of issues.
(02) 9100 0255 View (02) 9100 0255
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Empower and Calm Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Zoe! I specialise in empowering women to discover and nurture resilience and inner peace. Life brings many challenges, from career shifts and relationships to parenting and personal growth. With compassionate guidance and collaboration, I support women in navigating these complexities with strength and clarity. Beyond empowerment, I'm committed to assisting families dealing with ADHD, understanding its impact on dynamics and well-being. Whether supporting mothers navigating their child's ADHD journey or helping women manage their own ADHD challenges, I strive to make a positive difference.
Hi, I'm Zoe! I specialise in empowering women to discover and nurture resilience and inner peace. Life brings many challenges, from career shifts and relationships to parenting and personal growth. With compassionate guidance and collaboration, I support women in navigating these complexities with strength and clarity. Beyond empowerment, I'm committed to assisting families dealing with ADHD, understanding its impact on dynamics and well-being. Whether supporting mothers navigating their child's ADHD journey or helping women manage their own ADHD challenges, I strive to make a positive difference.
(02) 4501 7932 View (02) 4501 7932
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Nadine Abdalla
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Hi, my name is Nadine. I'm a psychologist and psychotherapist. I believe that our relationship with ourselves is the single most important relationship we will hold throughout our lifetime. For this reason, my work focuses on how to have a better relationship with ourselves and live a life in line with our values and goals. In doing so, I hope to make my role redundant as you gain the skills needed to withstand any challenge and obstacle you may face throughout your life. I hope that I can be a part of your recovery and growth to better mental health.
Hi, my name is Nadine. I'm a psychologist and psychotherapist. I believe that our relationship with ourselves is the single most important relationship we will hold throughout our lifetime. For this reason, my work focuses on how to have a better relationship with ourselves and live a life in line with our values and goals. In doing so, I hope to make my role redundant as you gain the skills needed to withstand any challenge and obstacle you may face throughout your life. I hope that I can be a part of your recovery and growth to better mental health.
(02) 7804 4427 View (02) 7804 4427
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Rebecca Ghattas
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Do you struggle with hoarding disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or addiction? Are you affected by anxiety or depression? I am here to help support you get to where you want to be. NDIS plan and self managed clients welcome. No waitlist. Book one session or ongoing sessions. Life can be hard, and sometimes you need someone to listen to you. I am that someone.
Do you struggle with hoarding disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or addiction? Are you affected by anxiety or depression? I am here to help support you get to where you want to be. NDIS plan and self managed clients welcome. No waitlist. Book one session or ongoing sessions. Life can be hard, and sometimes you need someone to listen to you. I am that someone.
(02) 5301 6084 View (02) 5301 6084
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Jennifer Hogarth
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Jen is a registered psychotherapist who enjoys working with people who are experiencing anxiety and depression, relationship, parenting and family issues, and stress and workplace issues. Jen has a special interest in women’s health and wellbeing. She also has a background in corporate HR, coaching and high performance and works with individuals to develop resilience, courage and mindful leadership. In her private practice, Jen works openly and without judgement, and provides a safe and honest space for her clients to share and heal. She draws for her 20 years experience in corporate organisations and 5+ years in the EAP industry.
Jen is a registered psychotherapist who enjoys working with people who are experiencing anxiety and depression, relationship, parenting and family issues, and stress and workplace issues. Jen has a special interest in women’s health and wellbeing. She also has a background in corporate HR, coaching and high performance and works with individuals to develop resilience, courage and mindful leadership. In her private practice, Jen works openly and without judgement, and provides a safe and honest space for her clients to share and heal. She draws for her 20 years experience in corporate organisations and 5+ years in the EAP industry.
(02) 9100 0685 View (02) 9100 0685

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.