Autism Counselling in Rose Bay, NSW

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Anna Costello
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
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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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
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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Tammy Stander - Trauma Informed Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029  (Online Only)
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
I am a trauma informed Clinical Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I seek to create a deepening awareness of self and enhance connection with others. I work primarily in the areas of complex trauma and dissociation supporting individuals and their loved ones. Exploration of the human condition has always intrigued me. I am curious as to the driving force behind why we do what we do and what determines our path in life. In understanding our life’s journey and what shapes it, we can begin to move towards a more content existence - with a balanced relationship with the world and the connections it brings.
(02) 9159 6712 View (02) 9159 6712
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Cherie Marriott - Couple and family counsellor
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
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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Paediatric Feeding International
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rose Bay, NSW 2029
(02) 9188 5084 View (02) 9188 5084

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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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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Point Piper, NSW 2027  (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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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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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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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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Daniella Winik - People Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
Take the first step and book with Daniella today! Anxiety, Stress Management, Depression, School Issues & Counselling, Peer Relationships, Parenting Support, Issues & Guidance, Family Support, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) & ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Building Resilience, Social Difficulties, Adjustment Disorders, Grief and Loss / Bereavement, Coping Skills, Divorce Counselling, Life Transitions, Life Coaching, Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Development, Suicidal Ideation and Relationships.
(03) 7003 2718 View (03) 7003 2718
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Jessica Dolev
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
Hi! I am Jess - Founder and Clinical Director of Perfectly Imperfect.  ​ I am an allistic advocate. I provide neuro-diversity affirming psychology services for autistic, ADHER's, queer, and gender-diverse people, well as those within the neurotypical community struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, family conflict to name a few.  ​ We will work on developing self-compassion and self-acceptance, self-care and healthy boundaries.
(02) 9100 0039 View (02) 9100 0039
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Claudia Caballero
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paddington, NSW 2021
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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Eudaimonia HQ
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cremorne Point, NSW 2090
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
Are you interested in actively engaging in a therapeutic process that fosters a positive and nurturing environment for well-being, personal growth, boosting self-esteem, and developing healthier coping strategies? I bring experience in providing support to individuals facing a range of challenges, such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, relationship complexities, and various disorders. Additionally, I have extensive expertise in working with neurodiverse clients. My commitment is to assist you on your unique journey toward lasting positive change and fulfillment.
(02) 9100 0484 View (02) 9100 0484
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Positive Thinking Clinic
Psychotherapist, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
“Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”. Her approach is unique. She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client. She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions. Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body. She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.
(02) 8294 5710 View (02) 8294 5710
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Amy Harper
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Hello, I'm Amy (they/them). I'm a registered Psychologist, and for the past 14 years have been counselling in community organisations with teens and adults. At the heart of my practice is providing trauma informed and affirming care to LGBTIQA+ people, their families and caregivers. My work is underpinned by ethics of social justice and advocacy, and takes into account how our lives are influenced by our context and experiences. I utilise ACT, DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Approaches amongst others to provide an integrative and individualised approach.
Hello, I'm Amy (they/them). I'm a registered Psychologist, and for the past 14 years have been counselling in community organisations with teens and adults. At the heart of my practice is providing trauma informed and affirming care to LGBTIQA+ people, their families and caregivers. My work is underpinned by ethics of social justice and advocacy, and takes into account how our lives are influenced by our context and experiences. I utilise ACT, DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Approaches amongst others to provide an integrative and individualised approach.
(02) 9100 0548 View (02) 9100 0548
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Courtney Karpin
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Woollahra, NSW 2025
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
I am an empathetic, committed and collaborative psychologist with a passion for providing client-centred therapy for children, teenagers and parents. I work with anxiety depression, stress and adjustment difficulties, grief and loss. chronic pain, emotion regulation, anger management, child behavioural problems, parenting stress, sleep difficulties, self-esteem, suicide intervention and prevention.
(02) 9100 0237 View (02) 9100 0237
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Emily Jallat
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Cremorne, NSW 2090
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
Emily is passionate about supporting older adults to live their best lives. She is a registered psychologist, an AHPRA-endorsed Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Emily holds an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders.
(02) 9100 0244 View (02) 9100 0244
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Bronte Purcell
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
North Bondi, NSW 2026  (Online Only)
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist & counsellor, I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, shut down, low self worth, body disconnection & relationship challenges. I help you develop a safe, loving relationship with your body & mind so that you can transform your relationship to yourself, and embrace the wholeness of this human experience. The approach I take is person-centred, trauma-informed and built on a foundation of openness, acceptance, curiosity & compassion. I focus on providing you with the tools that you need to thrive and getting to the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing.
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist & counsellor, I support people experiencing anxiety, burn out, shut down, low self worth, body disconnection & relationship challenges. I help you develop a safe, loving relationship with your body & mind so that you can transform your relationship to yourself, and embrace the wholeness of this human experience. The approach I take is person-centred, trauma-informed and built on a foundation of openness, acceptance, curiosity & compassion. I focus on providing you with the tools that you need to thrive and getting to the root cause of the challenges you are experiencing.
(02) 5943 7272 View (02) 5943 7272

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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.