Female Counselling in West Ryde, NSW

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Kopal Sinha (FindUr"Self")
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
I am currently working at Dementia Australia as Dementia Counsellor. At Find Ur "Self" we specialise in CBT and our purpose is to help you find your inner self. Together we can make sense of how you think, behave, feel and learn. Through Talk therapy you can share your problems and feelings in a very confidential way which can help you deal with your vulnerability in a positive manner. I will listen with empathy to help overcome your issues that may be causing you emotional pain and/or extreme discomfort. I offer a safe space for you to explore difficult feelings which I believe influences the success of the therapy.
I am currently working at Dementia Australia as Dementia Counsellor. At Find Ur "Self" we specialise in CBT and our purpose is to help you find your inner self. Together we can make sense of how you think, behave, feel and learn. Through Talk therapy you can share your problems and feelings in a very confidential way which can help you deal with your vulnerability in a positive manner. I will listen with empathy to help overcome your issues that may be causing you emotional pain and/or extreme discomfort. I offer a safe space for you to explore difficult feelings which I believe influences the success of the therapy.
(02) 7804 4738 View (02) 7804 4738
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Elizabeth Counselling Clinic Pty Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
West Ryde, NSW 2114
Elizabeth is warm and non-judgmental in her practice. Elizabeth has about ten years of counselling experience and has worked for both NGOs (Non-profit organizations) and governments to learn to treat people with different issues. Elizabeth also works as a clinical supervisor and has a passion to raise the next generation of therapists. Elizabeth is involved in different community boards to raise more awareness on some of the common mental health topics.
Elizabeth is warm and non-judgmental in her practice. Elizabeth has about ten years of counselling experience and has worked for both NGOs (Non-profit organizations) and governments to learn to treat people with different issues. Elizabeth also works as a clinical supervisor and has a passion to raise the next generation of therapists. Elizabeth is involved in different community boards to raise more awareness on some of the common mental health topics.
(02) 8074 3828 View (02) 8074 3828
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Luka | Counselling & Positive Behaviour Support
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
My approach is you-centered, which means whilst I would try to gently initiate explorations, you, the client, are always in the driver's seat. Further, my stance on providing trauma-informed care includes acknowledging that some of our pasts can still be a place too hard to revisit, too unbearable to face. I affirm that to do a deep work together does not necessarily need a revisit the gory details of your traumatic past. Still, trauma is a shadow with many faces; people also process differently. So when you'd wish & your safety toolkit is in place, I will be walking with you through every step of opening that can.
(02) 9100 0459 View (02) 9100 0459
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Enette Clarette
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
West Ryde, NSW 2114
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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Open Sky Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
West Ryde, NSW 2114
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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Emma Chow | Kindred Filial Play Corner
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
West Ryde, NSW 2114
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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PsyConnect Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
West Ryde, NSW 2114
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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Shareen Birges
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
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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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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Holly Hoi Yan Suen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ryde, NSW 2114
(02) 8403 1850 View (02) 8403 1850

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Sabine Luebben
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults and combine face to face and telehealth support to clients across Australia. My approach is grounded in providing a warm and respectful therapeutic relationship and working together collaboratively to accommodate your individual needs and goals. I draw on a variety of therapies including psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based and relational approaches as well as DBT and mindfulness. I support clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and clients coping with life transitions.
I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and older adults and combine face to face and telehealth support to clients across Australia. My approach is grounded in providing a warm and respectful therapeutic relationship and working together collaboratively to accommodate your individual needs and goals. I draw on a variety of therapies including psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based and relational approaches as well as DBT and mindfulness. I support clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and clients coping with life transitions.
(02) 8403 0804 View (02) 8403 0804
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Dr Tamara Robins
Psychologist, PhD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Waitlist for new clients
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
I take a compassionate and personalised approach to therapy. I appreciate the distinctive backgrounds and perspectives of each individual. I enjoy working with teens 15+ and adults to build meaning and purpose in life and help navigate challenges such as anxiety, OCD, depression, work, study and parenting stress and burnout, PTSD and complex trauma.
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Jenny Lian
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor(PACFA No. 27709) who provides therapy in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew. My lived experience in both Asia and Australia equips me with a strong understanding of cross cultural and migration issues.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor(PACFA No. 27709) who provides therapy in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew. My lived experience in both Asia and Australia equips me with a strong understanding of cross cultural and migration issues.
(02) 5118 9019 View (02) 5118 9019
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Janine Epere
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
North Ryde, NSW 2113
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
I am a Hunter Valley based therapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years experience. I offer a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of complex trauma, life-controlling issues, addictions and relationships. Co-founder/CEO of a women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, our mission is to see the lives of broken women restored. I have received significant recognition for my achievements, including finalist in Telstra Businesswomen's awards (2017). I use proven approaches offering unique expertise to help you quickly begin to experience relief from life controlling symptoms that hinder your relationships and limit life
(02) 4058 4578 View (02) 4058 4578
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Erin Chan- Individual Couple And Family Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, PACFA
Verified Verified
Eastwood, NSW 2122
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
My approach is straightforward, helping you make sense of your experience, explore on coping mechanisms and restore confidence in your life, with evidence-based well-being tools, to better manage in those difficult situations. My goal is to journey together with you until you can take charge effectively! Sometimes with 1 session! With my guidance, you can grow confidently alongside with life issues without escaping from them nor being affected by them. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or unsatisfied with your relationship or feeling unhappy/sad/angry frequently, I’m here to help. Book a 15-min intro call to start
(02) 8503 4490 View (02) 8503 4490
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Willow Tree Counselling
Psychologist, MA, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
Willow Tree Counselling service is a specialised counselling service for people who have experienced Trauma and Attachment issues and other difficult life experiences. My approach is informed by research about the remarkable ability of people to survive and thrive after experiencing trauma. I am informed by practiced based evidence (Scott Miller) which means the therapy is tailored around what works for you. This means that I will check in with you throughout your therapy to see how helpful it is for you and adjust our focus so that you get an individualised therapy and, most importantly, one that you find helpful.
Willow Tree Counselling service is a specialised counselling service for people who have experienced Trauma and Attachment issues and other difficult life experiences. My approach is informed by research about the remarkable ability of people to survive and thrive after experiencing trauma. I am informed by practiced based evidence (Scott Miller) which means the therapy is tailored around what works for you. This means that I will check in with you throughout your therapy to see how helpful it is for you and adjust our focus so that you get an individualised therapy and, most importantly, one that you find helpful.
(02) 9053 4696 View (02) 9053 4696
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Daniella Saleme
Psychologist, MACPA
Verified Verified
Dundas, NSW 2117  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who believes the client is the expert on their life and that therapy requires true connection and collaboration. I can help you to understand the impact of your experiences on your life, to understand yourself more deeply and work towards building the life you want to lead. I consider the role of trauma in the development of stress, anxiety, and general difficulties in life and my treatment approach is eclectic - I have a special interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and utilise a range of different evidence-based therapy styles.
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Amber Hunter
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Ryde, NSW 2112
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
Supporting children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety and behavioural issues are of special interest to me. I enjoy helping adolescents struggling with academic stress, depression, friendships/relationships, grief and loss, gender diversity, self-esteem and their body image. I also like working with young adults as they navigate tertiary studies, their early careers and relationships. As a parent myself I am passionate about providing support and guidance to parents so they can best support their child to thrive. Find out more about me and how I can support you or your child here: amberhunterpsychology.com.au
(02) 8403 1535 View (02) 8403 1535
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Grace Foo
Counsellor, MC, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Are you in constant conflict with your partner? Do you find yourself disconnecting from each other over time? Relationship issues like conflicts are an integral part of a relationship. However, there is a good chance that the toxicity in the relationship has deeply wounded both. The needs of each other are ignored and arguments become less on the important issues as both are too emotionally detached to care anymore.
Are you in constant conflict with your partner? Do you find yourself disconnecting from each other over time? Relationship issues like conflicts are an integral part of a relationship. However, there is a good chance that the toxicity in the relationship has deeply wounded both. The needs of each other are ignored and arguments become less on the important issues as both are too emotionally detached to care anymore.
(02) 9538 7874 View (02) 9538 7874
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Dana Mitrovic
Psychologist, MPsych, MACPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rydalmere, NSW 2116
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is one who is experiencing difficulties in their life and seeking support in working through this. I work with clients from a large range of mental health presentations. I have a strong focus on the development of our adult selves through our early developmental experiences and working toward changing unhelpful patterns in your life to create a better present and future.
My ideal client is one who is experiencing difficulties in their life and seeking support in working through this. I work with clients from a large range of mental health presentations. I have a strong focus on the development of our adult selves through our early developmental experiences and working toward changing unhelpful patterns in your life to create a better present and future.
(02) 9630 0451 View (02) 9630 0451

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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.