Russell Drinkwater

Psychologist, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today
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Russell Drinkwater

Psychologist, PsyBA General

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

183 Macquarie Street
Floor 11, Suite 113
Sydney, NSW 2000
(02) 9159 6027
Offers online therapy
Announcement icon Individual & couples counselling sessions Friday & Saturday. Face-to-face sessions in the Sydney CBD on Fridays and 1-2 Saturdays a month.

About

Are you feeling unhappy about your relationship? Are you arguing about the same issues and unable to reach a solution? On average people wait 6 years before seeking help with a relationship problem. The longer a problem persists, the greater the resentment builds towards your partner. •Individual and/or couples counselling to help people manage conflict. •Training in communication skills. •Helping to re-build trust after an affair. •Helping individuals to cope with separation/divorce. •Helping clients who have anxiety, depression or stress. •Helping men who are struggling. •Counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse. • Zoom.
Russell is friendly, open-minded, compassionate and an experienced Psychologist. Russell completed Level I, II and III training at The Gottman Institute in Seattle, USA. The Gottman Institute is world-renowned, having conducted intensive, longitudinal research into why marriages succeed or fail. Russell works collaboratively with clients.
Seeking help can feel confronting. People are sometimes anxious because they don’t know what will happen in a counselling session. Russell knows that this can be a very difficult time. If you could use some support, Russell would like to help.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $220 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $220 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20 Years
  • Membership: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / General Registration
  • Training: Registered Psychologist and Registered Nurse. / 2005

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Sydney / Master of Nursing / 2017
  • License No. and State: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency / Registered Psychologist / 2005

Location

183 Macquarie Street
Floor 11, Suite 113
Sydney, NSW 2000
(02) 9159 6027
Offers online therapy
Specialties
  • Men's Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Infidelity
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Rural and regional Australians
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Telehealth sessions
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Russell Drinkwater

Psychologist, PsyBA General