Female Counselling in Ryde, NSW

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Julie Ryu
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients seek my professional support to alleviate current distress they experience which could be caused by psychological, emotional, environmental and/or physical factors. Clients often request short to medium term interventions to lessen the effects of psychological trauma or recent and/or old events on their lives. Clients attend sessions with clinical diagnoses or their current experiences of moderate to severe level of symptoms resulting their interest in receiving assessments for formal diagnoses. Specific needs and goals of therapy could be discussed in the first session. I am currently studying Master of Psychology.
Clients seek my professional support to alleviate current distress they experience which could be caused by psychological, emotional, environmental and/or physical factors. Clients often request short to medium term interventions to lessen the effects of psychological trauma or recent and/or old events on their lives. Clients attend sessions with clinical diagnoses or their current experiences of moderate to severe level of symptoms resulting their interest in receiving assessments for formal diagnoses. Specific needs and goals of therapy could be discussed in the first session. I am currently studying Master of Psychology.
(02) 7804 4481 View (02) 7804 4481
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Open Sky Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression and/or relationship difficulties, or suffer from more complex problems, we have psychologists and relationship counsellors available to work with you and honour your individual circumstances. Our aim is to help you identify your most authentic inner values, and find a way to live from them more and more each day.
(02) 9158 6314 View (02) 9158 6314
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PsyConnect Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Grishma is a warm person who believes in working creatively and collaboratively with clients to address their challenges. At PsyConnect, Grishma adopts an integrative counselling approach and offers a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She works with the clients in a compassionate and culturally aware manner to help them connect with their inner strength and explore their infinite potential to manage challenging life situations one step at a time.
Grishma is a warm person who believes in working creatively and collaboratively with clients to address their challenges. At PsyConnect, Grishma adopts an integrative counselling approach and offers a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She works with the clients in a compassionate and culturally aware manner to help them connect with their inner strength and explore their infinite potential to manage challenging life situations one step at a time.
(02) 7804 4472 View (02) 7804 4472
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Exclusive Wellbeing
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
No concern is too small or insignificant to explore in therapy. We are a team of passionate therapists in Parramatta that are all naturally curious and committed to creating a safe space where clients can ‘come as they are’ without judgment. Our mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. We work with depression, anxiety, stress related to work or studies, Workcover and Traffic Injury, and Government Comcare Insurance. We understand and support clients recovery from complex trauma, OCD, eating disorder, personality disorders.
No concern is too small or insignificant to explore in therapy. We are a team of passionate therapists in Parramatta that are all naturally curious and committed to creating a safe space where clients can ‘come as they are’ without judgment. Our mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. We work with depression, anxiety, stress related to work or studies, Workcover and Traffic Injury, and Government Comcare Insurance. We understand and support clients recovery from complex trauma, OCD, eating disorder, personality disorders.
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451
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Dr. Salena Bhanji
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Salena is a warm and compassionate Counselling Psychologist who has a genuine interest in listening to and supporting her clients to heal from their mental health struggles and live more fully as a result. Her main focus is providing evidence-based therapies to those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, weight management, body image issues, childhood trauma and low self esteem. Salena has undertaken extensive training over 18 years in the NHS, the Monte Nido treatment centres in California and the Butterfly Foundation in Sydney. Salena ensures that every session delivers insight and practical skills to use.
Salena is a warm and compassionate Counselling Psychologist who has a genuine interest in listening to and supporting her clients to heal from their mental health struggles and live more fully as a result. Her main focus is providing evidence-based therapies to those who are struggling with disordered eating, eating disorders, weight management, body image issues, childhood trauma and low self esteem. Salena has undertaken extensive training over 18 years in the NHS, the Monte Nido treatment centres in California and the Butterfly Foundation in Sydney. Salena ensures that every session delivers insight and practical skills to use.
(02) 8503 4157 View (02) 8503 4157
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Art Therapy Creates
Counsellor, AThR
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
I am an Art Therapist who is committed to support the development of my clients, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Art therapy creates a visual language of communication and personal expression as an alternative to 'talk only' therapy, when words or feelings are hard to express. My person-centred and psychodynamic approach to therapy is also informed by IFS and Mindfulness practice. I am a creative and thoughtful individual who works in a collaborative and compassionate manner with children, young people and adults when their emotions, thinking and behaviour is out of balance.
(02) 8069 5430 View (02) 8069 5430
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Jessica Koch
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
Jess provides a safe, nurturing and respectful environment for each individual to explore their current challenges and gain insight into the background, maintenance and effect of these challenges. Jess holds the power of the client-therapist relationship in high regard and collaborates with her clients to reach their individual treatment goals and guide them towards living their best lives. Working from a holistic, strengths-based approach, Jess encourages each individual to utilise their strengths, build resilience and acquire practical skills to manage emotions, thoughts and actions.
(02) 9159 6981 View (02) 9159 6981
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Tanya Riebel
Psychologist, MACPA Assoc
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
I’m a registered psychologist in Parramatta deeply passionate about working with adolescents and adults on their journey to greater wellbeing. I believe in viewing my clients holistically, recognizing their unique perspectives as valuable contributors to their growth and development. My mission is to provide a voice to those who feel unheard, helping them discover personal insights and practical solutions for a more fulfilling life. I am experienced in working with adult populations dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress related to work or studies.
(02) 7804 4531 View (02) 7804 4531
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Mary Capsanis. Introspect Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I'm a Clinical Psychologist who started my practice Introspect Clinical Psychology as I'm passionate about creating a supportive space for people to explore their challenges without judgement. I work with adults (18+), including individuals as well as working with couples. My areas of focus are supporting individuals to improve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, as well as supporting those who want to recover from harmful coping behaviours. I have a particular interest in helping individuals work through the childhood origins of their current difficulties, as well as building coping mechanisms and outlets for their distress.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist who started my practice Introspect Clinical Psychology as I'm passionate about creating a supportive space for people to explore their challenges without judgement. I work with adults (18+), including individuals as well as working with couples. My areas of focus are supporting individuals to improve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, as well as supporting those who want to recover from harmful coping behaviours. I have a particular interest in helping individuals work through the childhood origins of their current difficulties, as well as building coping mechanisms and outlets for their distress.
(02) 7804 4751 View (02) 7804 4751
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Kara Choi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I work with adults (18+) and couples wanting to improve their mood/anxiety, relationships, and for those wanting to understand and change how their history continues to shape their relational patterns today. This may be particularly pertinent during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and postpartum). I also work with couples to prepare for and adjust to transition periods of marriage and parenthood. I believe in the wisdom of working to strengthen and bolster relationships from a place of preparation rather than waiting until things become difficult to seek support.
I work with adults (18+) and couples wanting to improve their mood/anxiety, relationships, and for those wanting to understand and change how their history continues to shape their relational patterns today. This may be particularly pertinent during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and postpartum). I also work with couples to prepare for and adjust to transition periods of marriage and parenthood. I believe in the wisdom of working to strengthen and bolster relationships from a place of preparation rather than waiting until things become difficult to seek support.
(02) 7804 4788 View (02) 7804 4788
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Mitra Storey
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
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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Maggie Morgan
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I have always believed that envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen. But sometimes, this may seem impossible. So my goal is to help you with the challenges you face and to give you the tools you need to enable you to enhance your life and bring about positive change.
I have always believed that envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen. But sometimes, this may seem impossible. So my goal is to help you with the challenges you face and to give you the tools you need to enable you to enhance your life and bring about positive change.
(02) 8074 3543 View (02) 8074 3543
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Emma Chow | Kindred Filial Play Corner
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
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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Enette Clarette
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
I help people work through trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I am passionate about facilitating a safe place where clients can be free to explore their issues, gain strength and discover hope.
(02) 7804 4936 View (02) 7804 4936
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Stacey Admiraal
Psychotherapist, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ryde, NSW 2112
As a clinical psychotherapist/clinical counsellor/clinical supervisor, I keep it real! Practical support for adults, couples, children, families to facilitate healing and growth via raising their awareness of behaviours, feelings and thoughts which may impact their ability to function within the world, and experiment with new ways Clients often are surprised how calm and nurturing our environment is at Lifesort, which assists to support feeling safe to explore challenges such as trauma & abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting struggles, mental health, identity crisis, life transitions and spiritual emergencies...
As a clinical psychotherapist/clinical counsellor/clinical supervisor, I keep it real! Practical support for adults, couples, children, families to facilitate healing and growth via raising their awareness of behaviours, feelings and thoughts which may impact their ability to function within the world, and experiment with new ways Clients often are surprised how calm and nurturing our environment is at Lifesort, which assists to support feeling safe to explore challenges such as trauma & abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, parenting struggles, mental health, identity crisis, life transitions and spiritual emergencies...
(02) 7804 4995 View (02) 7804 4995
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Sandra Scott
Psychologist, MAPS
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
With a wide knowledge and 20 years clinical experience I use evidence-based therapies personalised to your treatment goals. I work with clients of all ages on all manner of complex concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, troubled relationships, grief, loss & infertility. I provide psychological assessment and diagnostic services to those seeking to understand the nuances of ADHD, ASD, LD (dyslexia) and other developmental difficulties. My specialised training in mind body connection, hypnosis and nutrition complements treatment for those seeking a holistic approach.
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Shannon Grassby
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I primarily work with neurodivergent children, adolescents and their families to support them to understand their unique strengths and differences, to understand the challenges they are facing and to work collaboratively together to build skills, an understanding of themselves and to achieve their goals. I also support neurodivergent adults and families to understand themselves and their parenting. I believe in building strong rapport with my clients through my open, relaxed, down-to-earth and playful approach and ensuring that above all, my clients feel safe.
I primarily work with neurodivergent children, adolescents and their families to support them to understand their unique strengths and differences, to understand the challenges they are facing and to work collaboratively together to build skills, an understanding of themselves and to achieve their goals. I also support neurodivergent adults and families to understand themselves and their parenting. I believe in building strong rapport with my clients through my open, relaxed, down-to-earth and playful approach and ensuring that above all, my clients feel safe.
(02) 8503 8031 View (02) 8503 8031
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Mona Ghafourian - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
I am a registered clinical psychologist, who is warm and empathic, and enjoy working with a range of clients. Using a holistic approach, I take the time to learn about my clients and consider a number of factors that may be contributing to their concerns or issues. I have experience working in private and hospital settings and treating a number of issues, including anxiety and stress, mood disorders, anger issues, low self-esteem and confidence, and relationship and personal issues.
(02) 8403 1075 View (02) 8403 1075
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Charlotte Ritchie Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
I am passionate about partnering with people to help them tolerate extreme emotion, to learn and grow and be free to choose new behaviours. I have decades of lived and years of clinical experience with Alcohol and Other Drugs use and abuse and the traumas that so often lead to it and arise from it. I have understanding of complex PTSD and the Autonomic Nervous System and the ways our experiences get laid down in our systems and repeat themselves, often causing relationship upsets.
I am passionate about partnering with people to help them tolerate extreme emotion, to learn and grow and be free to choose new behaviours. I have decades of lived and years of clinical experience with Alcohol and Other Drugs use and abuse and the traumas that so often lead to it and arise from it. I have understanding of complex PTSD and the Autonomic Nervous System and the ways our experiences get laid down in our systems and repeat themselves, often causing relationship upsets.
(02) 9100 0566 View (02) 9100 0566
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The Counselling Collective
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
Providing a safe place to share, discuss and work through those times where daily life feels difficult, coping with the day to day tasks becomes overwhelming, school, family, relationship issues become too much; bullying, peer pressure, friendship groups, sexting, screen time/gaming issues take over; questions around identity, transitions/transitioning through school, university, work has a sense of hopelessness and helplessness; family life family relationships, managing young children, teenagers, adolescents, young adults, and parenting in general simply becomes too much.
(02) 7804 4067 View (02) 7804 4067

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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.