Autism Counselling in Randwick, NSW

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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
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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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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Danielle Hayes
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
Navigating the complexities of adolescence can be challenging for young people, impacting their self-worth, identity formation, and relationships. I created Calm Kids to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for tweens/teens to explore their emotions, develop self-compassion, manage anxiety, and foster healthy relationships. Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging, I offer guidance to parents seeking to enhance their communication skills, deepen emotional connection, and bridge the generation gap. I aim to empower parents in navigating unique challenges, fostering an emotionally rich home environment.
Navigating the complexities of adolescence can be challenging for young people, impacting their self-worth, identity formation, and relationships. I created Calm Kids to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for tweens/teens to explore their emotions, develop self-compassion, manage anxiety, and foster healthy relationships. Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging, I offer guidance to parents seeking to enhance their communication skills, deepen emotional connection, and bridge the generation gap. I aim to empower parents in navigating unique challenges, fostering an emotionally rich home environment.
(02) 5301 9310 View (02) 5301 9310
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Isabella Rossettin
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
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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The Anxiety Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
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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Psychology Couple Family Therapy Australia-Sandip
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
I am the Founder of Psychology Couple & Family Therapy Australia. As a Registered Psychologist, Couple and Family Therapist I can assist people to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, couple and family relationship difficulties. I work with adults, adolescents, children and provide individual, couple and family therapy sessions to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. I have Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy and Master of Arts (Couple & Family Therapy). I have specific interest in treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Couple and Family Relationship problems.
I am the Founder of Psychology Couple & Family Therapy Australia. As a Registered Psychologist, Couple and Family Therapist I can assist people to manage anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, couple and family relationship difficulties. I work with adults, adolescents, children and provide individual, couple and family therapy sessions to people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues. I have Post Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Family Therapy and Master of Arts (Couple & Family Therapy). I have specific interest in treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Couple and Family Relationship problems.
0411 601 833 View 0411 601 833
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
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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John Hristoforidis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
Clients can present to therapy for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, clients can feel overwhelmed or unsure about where to begin with therapy. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space that meets where the client is at, and gently explores what's happening in their life. Where together we can work towards goals that are alligned with their hopes, aspirations, desires or needs; to improve connection with the self, interpersonal relationships and the interplay with their surrounding social world.
(02) 9100 0965 View (02) 9100 0965
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Julia Sideris
Psychotherapist, MA, AThR
Verified Verified
Randwick, NSW 2031
Not accepting new clients
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
I offer a thoughtful, client-centred approach to support you in exploring your understanding of the world, your experiences and relationships. Depending on your needs, I will draw on a range of methods including art making and working with the body.
(02) 9158 6732 View (02) 9158 6732

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Priya Gauchan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
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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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Paddington, NSW 2021  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
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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Danielle Melia - Affirming Wellness
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
There are a few areas of focus that I love supporting clients with; 1). The intersection of the following specific areas, or simply one of these more nuanced areas; people coping with trauma, understanding and managing their neurodivergence, the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing sexual health and intimacy issues, and trans-friendly and knowledgeable healthcare. 2). Everyday client concerns like managing anxiety, low mood, or relationship challenges. 3). Healthcare professionals grappling with burnout symptoms or demanding standards associated with their careers. 4). Adult ADHD/ Autism assessments.
There are a few areas of focus that I love supporting clients with; 1). The intersection of the following specific areas, or simply one of these more nuanced areas; people coping with trauma, understanding and managing their neurodivergence, the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing sexual health and intimacy issues, and trans-friendly and knowledgeable healthcare. 2). Everyday client concerns like managing anxiety, low mood, or relationship challenges. 3). Healthcare professionals grappling with burnout symptoms or demanding standards associated with their careers. 4). Adult ADHD/ Autism assessments.
(03) 5905 7089 View (03) 5905 7089
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Kate Evans
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021  (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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The Divergent Edge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Surry Hills, NSW 2010  (Online Only)
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
We work with adults with ADHD, providing a range of neurodivergent affirming services. Therapeutic ADHD coaching is a service unique to TDE which combines counselling and ADHD coaching providing holistic support. Leadership & ADHD careers coaching provides workplace support. Assessment services for adult autism and ADHD. Clinical supervision.
(02) 8403 0031 View (02) 8403 0031
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Frank Nicolson
Verified Verified
Redfern, NSW 2016  (Online Only)
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
I'm here to support parents of young children who are struggling to manage their child's behaviour. I can also help with sleep, eating, and participating in their communities. I specialise in helping families of children with an autism diagnosis as well as kids with developmental delays or other developmental conditions.
(02) 9100 0267 View (02) 9100 0267
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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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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.