Sally Carlisle

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today
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Sally Carlisle

Psychotherapist, PACFA

Verified by Psychology Today


318 Sydney Road
Shop 7
Balgowlah, NSW 2093
(02) 8203 8733
Offers online therapy
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I am a compassionate, relatable and non judgemental therapist. I love the process of helping people to understand and overcome the complexities and challenges they face in their daily lives. I have over 30 years experience working as a mental health practitioner and psychotherapist, and 10 years experience as a meditation teacher, mindfulness practitioner and practising buddhist. I understand that every person is unique and requires a personalised approach to healing. Whatever changes or problems you are navigating, my priority is to create a warm and open space for you to share and work through your experiences.
I have vast experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, psychosis and other concerns which prevent them from living a fulfilled life. My passion for the teachings of Buddhism influences my therapy style. I offer meditation and mindfulness practices in my sessions to those who are interested.
As a mother, wife, business woman, and traveller, I understand the challenges that life can throw at us from all angles. My calm, thoughtful and genuinely caring approach to therapy allows my clients to have real and meaningful breakthroughs, and live a healthier, happier and more rewarding life. I would love to work with you at Spring Willow Healing.


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque


  • Years in Practice: 43 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Adult Psychotherapy ANZAP /Buddhism and Psychotherapy Aabcap / 2005
I have a 2 year Professional training in Buddhism and Psychotherapy and a 2 year training in meditation and compassion teacher training

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Gladesville Hospital / Registered Psychiatric Nurse / 1985
  • Degree: Royal North Shore Hospital / Registered General Nurse / 1979


318 Sydney Road
Shop 7
Balgowlah, NSW 2093
(02) 8203 8733
Offers online therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Qualified Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 24 Jun 2022
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Sally Carlisle

Psychotherapist, PACFA