Psychological counselling for individuals, couples and families. In-person sessions as well as online (Telehealth) appointments available across Australia.

or call (02) 9212 5541

About The Feel Good Clinic

We believe that happiness and wellbeing come from maintaining emotional and life balance. Challenges across the lifespan are a normal part of life, and at The Feel Good Clinic, we work with you to develop the skills necessary to effectively manage these challenges and enhance your emotional wellbeing. We use a holistic and eclectic approach, drawing on a variety of evidence-based approaches, tailoring intervention to meet your needs.

Our Services

Our practice is guided by evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychotherapy, Supportive Counselling, Gottman Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Our aim is to provide the best possible psychological support to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We offer a broad range of counselling services including treatment for:

Anxiety

Social anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, generalised anxiety.
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Depression & Mood

Depression, mood swings, motivation issues.
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Stress Management

Work stress, family responsibilities, competing demands, and other forms of stress.
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Trauma & PTSD

Assistance with reactions to traumatic experiences such as assault, abuse, physical injury, witnessing a traumatic event.

Relationship & Couples Therapy

Communication, conflict resolution, relationship breakdown, available for both same sex and heterosexual couples.
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Grief & Loss

Dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Anger Management

Building resilience to manage stressful situations, assistance with managing inappropriate behaviour, basic anger management techniques.
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LGBTI

Assistance with issues associated with sexual, romantic, or gender identity concerns. Assistance with coping with discrimination, oppression, marginalisation, coming out, or other mental health concerns specific to the LGBTI community.
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We do not specialise in providing emergency or crisis management.
If you are in crisis please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or contact your local hospital or community mental health centre.

Coronavirus updates

The health and safety of both our clients and team members is our highest priority. Keep up-to-date with how COVID-19 is affecting our services, and what your options are.

Latest news:

  • Our Surry Hills Clinic remains open (as normal) for face-to-face sessions, with most of our practitioners remaining available – Read more
  • Secure online (video or phone) sessions now available – Read more
  • Reduced pricing for online sessions to match Medicare rebates – Read more
  • Additional precautions have been implemented at our Surry Hills Clinic – Read more

Clinic closure dates

The Clinic will be closed from Sunday, 24th of December 2023, and will re-open on Wednesday, 3rd January 2024.

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Consultation Fees

Individual

Fees for individual counselling sessions depend on which practitioner you see. Please see practitioner bios for a full list of services and fees. Medicare rebates for individual sessions are applicable for a maximum of 10 sessions per calendar year, upon presentation of a Valid Referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Fees are payable at the end of your session. If you have a Valid Referral from your GP, please make sure you bring it to the first session to claim the rebate.

Couples

Couples sessions vary depending on which practitioner you see. Please see practitioner bios for a full list of services and fees. Fees are payable at the end of your session. Medicare does not provide rebates for couples counselling sessions, however, you may be able to claim via your Private Health fund depending on your level of cover.

Cancellations

Non-attendance and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice (or 48 hours notice if your appointment is on a Monday or the day after a public holiday) will attract a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of your session.

Payment is by cash, credit card, or EFTPOS at the time of your session.

Make An Appointment

Opening hours:
Mon: 9am – 7pm, Tue: 9am – 7:30pm, Wed – Thu: 9am – 6:30pm, Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat: 9am – 3pm

or call (02) 9212 5541

If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us by email. You may also wish to look through our FAQs.

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Mary Bonich

Principal Clinical Psychologist & Sex Therapist

B.APP.SCI (PSYCH) (HONS1), M.PSYCH (CLIN), M.PSYCH (ORG), M.SCI.MED (SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH), MAPS, MEMBER SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN SEXOLOGISTS

Mary Bonich (she/her) has worked extensively with the LGBTIQA+ community and provides therapy in issues around gender, sexuality, and sexual dysfunction. Mary also provides relationship therapy for both same-sex and heterosexual couples, including non-traditional relationship styles. In addition to sexual health concerns, Mary also works with a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD and complex trauma, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Mary uses an integrative, individualised approach using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method and EMDR frameworks.

Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Honours, 1st Class), two master’s degrees in Psychology, and a Master’s of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health). Mary offers adult psychology for individuals and couples/relationships.

Mary works Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Mary is $295 for individual therapy ($157.95 after the Medicare rebate) and $295 for couples therapy (no Medicare rebate is available).

Nicole Thaiposri

Clinical Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.PSYCH (HONS), M. PSYCH (CLINICAL), MACPA

Nicole is a clinical psychologist who is committed to working compassionately, respectfully and collaboratively with clients. She offers a space for individuals to think about what they want from life, and to explore what might be getting in the way.

Nicole enjoys working with young adults and adults with a broad range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stress and burnout, trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, perfectionism, OCD, eating disorders and body image concerns. She is experienced in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.

Nicole is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and Anxiety Practitioners Network (APN). Nicole does not provide couples counselling.

Nicole works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Nicole is $265 for individual therapy ($127.95 after the Medicare rebate).

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Isabella Rosenthal

Clinical Psychologist

B. PSYCH.SCI, POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCH), M.PSYCH (CLIN)

Isabella approaches her clinical work in a warm and genuine manner. She is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals and build a rich and meaningful life. Isabella has experience working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, disordered eating, stress, self-harm, suicidality, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. She is particularly passionate about working with complex trauma and attachment trauma presentations. She utilises techniques from various evidence-based therapies (CBT, CBT-E, DBT, ACT, schema), and tailors the therapy to best fit the individual. Isabella is trauma-informed and passionate about working collaboratively in the therapy space. Isabella offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Isabella works Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Isabella is $265 for individual therapy ($127.95 after the Medicare rebate).

Giulia Brazzoli

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

B.PSYCH, M.PSYCH (CLIN) (HONS), POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCHOTHERAPY)

Giulia is an experienced clinical psychologist who holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (with Honours), and a 4-year postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapy. She strongly believes in the importance of tailoring therapy to the specific needs of the individual and their way of functioning.

Giulia utilises a holistic approach (Constructivism), which gives experiences new meaning, creating movement from the point from which a person is stuck. She is also experienced in CBT, ACT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Psychotherapy techniques.

Giulia’s areas of focus include anxiety, stress, depression, substance use disorders, anger, self-harm, suicidality, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. Giulia offers individual adult and adolescent psychology, as well as couples/relationship counselling. Giulia also provides screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for Adult ADHD.

Giulia is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. Giulia works Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Giulia is $265 for individual therapy ($127.95 after the Medicare rebate) and $275 for couples therapy (no Medicare rebate is available).

The cost of completing the ADHD Assessment and Report is $700 +GST ($265 for a 50 minute ADHD Assessment session & $435 for completion of the ADHD Report). No Medicare rebate is available for assessment administration and reporting.

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Dr. Louise Metcalf

Senior Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCH) (HONS), M.APP.PSYCH (ORG), PhD, MAAPi

Louise Metcalf is a psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping people create better lives and healthier brains. Louise has worked in multiple sectors as a psychologist with a keen interest in positive psychological change. She values the way one individual person can make a difference and has a strong interest in brain health and resilience. Louise has completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology graduating with Honours, a master’s degree in Psychology, and a PhD in Science. Louise offers individual adult psychology and works with children who experience difficulties managing their anxiety. Louise does not provide couples counselling.

Louise works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Louise is $235 for individual therapy ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Louise is offering online/Telehealth counselling only.

Natalia James

Senior Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCH), ASSOC. MAPS

Natalia is a senior psychologist and psychotherapist with over 11 years of experience. Natalia brings a straightforward and direct approach to therapy and has extensive experience in treating anxiety, stress,  depression, trauma, grief, and anger using her extensive training in CBT, as well as a variety of other evidence-based approaches. These include mindfulness, psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. Natalia offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Natalia works Mondays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Natalia is $235 for individual therapy ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Wendy Sobral

Senior Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B. SCI (PSYCH), POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCH), MAPS

Wendy is experienced in providing psychological services to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Wendy’s areas of focus include grief and loss, domestic violence, workplace issues, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, and trauma. Wendy utilises a psychosocial approach and evidence-based psychological frameworks including CBT, ACT, and SFBT. She also integrates DBT skills into her approach.

Wendy offers adult psychology for individuals and couples/relationships.

Wendy is fluent in English, French, and Mauritanian Creole. Wendy works Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Wendy is $150 for individual therapy and $220 for couples therapy (there are no Medicare or Private Health rebates available for consultations with Wendy Sobral).

Wendy is offering online/Telehealth counselling only.

Jelena Djukic

Senior Psychologist

B.PSYCH, G.DIP.APP.PSYCH, DIP.COMM

Jelena has extensive experience in providing structured, evidence-based treatment to professionals in Sydney CBD. Jelena’s passion since the beginning of her career has been in the area of building resilient relationships, addressing personal challenges including anxiety, depression, grief & loss or work-life balance goals. As well as adult psychology, Jelena also offers child psychology, adolescent psychology, and family therapy. Jelena does not provide couples counselling.

Jelena works Mondays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Jelena is $235 for individual therapy ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate) and $255 for families (no Medicare rebate available).

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Erin Daniel

Senior Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCH), POSTGRAD DIP. (PSYCH), M. TEACH (SCHOOL PSYCH)

Erin is a registered psychologist with 8 years of experience across a range of settings and psychopathologies.

She has a special interest in trauma, relationships and sexual intimacy difficulties, pain management and addictions. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic evidenced-based approaches including EMDR, IFS, ACT, DBT, CBT and somatic therapies.

Erin is committed to working collaboratively with clients to find ways to overcome challenges and live healthy, meaningful lives. She has a relaxed and open style and strives to maintain a safe, supportive therapeutic environment.

Erin is available on Mondays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50 minute individual session is $235 ($141.65 after Medicare rebate). Erin does not currently offer couples therapy.

Kirsty Vidler

Senior Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.A. (PSYCHOLOGY) (HONS)

Kirsty has a warm and friendly approach to therapy and is committed to helping clients feel safe and comfortable. She works collaboratively with clients, assisting them to make meaningful changes and improve their quality of life.

Kirsty has been a registered psychologist for almost 20 years and has worked with a wide range of presentations. She has worked in both public and private settings including university student support, treatment research, drug and alcohol counselling, and clinical supervision of provisional psychologists and counsellors.

Kirsty enjoys working with adults with a broad range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, substance use issues, workplace issues, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. She uses tools and strategies from a range of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Kirsty is flexible and adapts treatment to suit the individual’s needs.

Kirsty offers adult psychology only and does not provide couples counselling.

Kirsty works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Kirsty is $235 ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Madhuri Narayan

Senior Psychologist

M.SCI.PSYCH, M.PHIL.CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Madhuri is a psychologist and psychotherapist with over 8 years of experience working with a variety of mental health presentations in public and private health settings. Her expertise lies in common mental disorders (depression and anxiety), personality disorders, relationship challenges, lifestyle/adjustment difficulties, grief, and trauma-related struggles.

Madhuri uses evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities (such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-based approaches) and believes that building an authentic and compassionate therapeutic relationship is central to effective client outcomes. Drawing from her personal experiences with somatic practices, she believes that the mind-body connection is vital to address in mental health interventions and looks to integrate the two in her practice.

Madhuri is fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil. Madhuri works Mondays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Madhuri is $235 for individual therapy ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Carla Ryan

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B.PSYCH.SC, G.DIP.PSYCH, M.PSYCH (CLIN)

Carla has developed a broad clinical skillset working with individuals of all ages and from a range of backgrounds, including in university clinics, interprofessional community health settings, and private practice. Carla utilises a warm, accepting, and flexible approach with her clients to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space. Carla works collaboratively with her clients and constantly encourages feedback and openness to ensure a mutual understanding of concerns and goals.

Carla utilises a holistic and eclectic approach to her practice, and integrates treatment modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Interpersonal techniques. Carla’s areas of focus include; anxiety, trauma, perfectionism, chronic health conditions, grief and loss, attachment issues, self-esteem, and body image concerns. Carla offers individual adolescent and adult psychology services.

Carla works Mondays and Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Carla is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate). Carla does not offer couples therapy.

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David Lui

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

M.PSYCH (CLIN), M.ARTS (GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING)

David is a warm, relaxed, and empathic clinical psychology registrar with a culturally-sensitive approach. In therapy, David is committed to working collaboratively with clients to find ways to overcome challenges and live meaningful lives. He has had experience working in various clinical environments, across a broad range of conditions with clients from all walks of life.

David’s therapeutic approach centres around the life narratives which drive maladaptive thoughts and behaviours. This includes working with depressive symptoms, anxiety, trauma, anger, grief, substance use and other emotional regulation difficulties.

David utilizes therapeutic strategies from a range of approaches to assist in shifting dysfunctional thoughts, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions. David also utilises techniques that work specifically with the body and lifestyle adjustments, to deliver a holistic approach to mental health.

David works Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with David is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate). David does not offer couples therapy.

Jennifer Puth

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B.A (PSYCH), B.PSYCH.SC (HONS), M.PSYCH (CLIN), MAPS

Jennifer (she/her) is a warm and non-judgemental psychologist who values connection with her clients. She holds a Master of Clinical Psychology, an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (minor in Gender Studies).

Jennifer enjoys working with a variety of presentations, such as gender and sexuality concerns, anxiety and mood related concerns, trauma and PTSD, perfectionism, disordered eating, and body image concerns.

Jennifer utilises evidence-based treatments that are tailored to the individual. She has experience in therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and motivational interviewing.

In addition, Jennifer has obtained her Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) credential. Jennifer offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Jennifer works Mondays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Jennifer is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Nick Gotsis

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B.A.(PSYCH) (HONS1), B.BUS, GRAD.DIP.PSYCH, GRAD.CERT.HR, M.PSYCH (CLIN), MAPS

Nick is an authentic, dynamic, compassionate, and solution-focused psychologist who places great importance on empathy and collaboration. Nick combines his clinical psychology training with experiences from a far-reaching international corporate career to uniquely engage and support clients in therapy.

Nick is committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to gain greater self-awareness and empowerment, enabling them to take steps towards living more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Nick works clinically with adults experiencing a variety of presentations, including anxiety and mood-related concerns, life transitions, attachment issues, relationship difficulties, psych-oncology (cancer), grief and loss, stress and burnout, sexual dysfunction concerns, and LGBTQIA+ issues. He utilises an integrative and individualised approach to treatment, drawing on various evidence-based interventions, including CBT, ACT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.

Nick has a particular interest in working with men to improve their mental health knowledge and reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health support. Nick is certified as an Executive and Leadership Coach, facilitator, and trainer.

Nick works Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Nick is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Maree Gergich

Psychologist

B.SC, B.SC.PSYCH (HONS), G.DIP.PSYCH, MAAPi

Maree believes in forging a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients that is based on validation, empathy and compassion. Maree is passionate about supporting her clients and sees therapy as a pathway to emotional healing; helping clients grow, flourish and transform. 

Maree is trained in evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She also utilises techniques that are based on Attachment Science, Schema Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Maree has a special interest in anxiety, family relationships, couples, attachment injuries, trauma, grief and loss, emotion coaching, and working with the LGBTIQA+ community.

Maree has a personal interest in supporting mothers through their matrescence journey (the physical, psychological, and emotional changes women go through during the transformation of motherhood). Her therapy focuses on providing mothers with prenatal and postnatal psychological support, birth education, healing from birth trauma, and developing confidence with parenting.

As well as adult psychology, Maree also offers adolescent (16+) psychology, couples/relationship counselling, and family therapy. 

Maree works Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Maree is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate) and $235 for couples/family therapy (no Medicare rebate is available).

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Angus Morrison

Psychologist

B.SCI (PSYCH), POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCH), M.PROF.PSYCH, MAPS, MAAPi

Angus believes that therapy is about helping people be the best version of themselves and finding their sense of purpose. Angus places great emphasis on developing a strong, genuine connection with his clients by offering a space free of judgement, and adopting a collaborative approach to therapy.

Angus is passionate about working with clients presenting with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), unresolved grief, anxiety, and depression. Having worked in a variety of settings including not-for-profit, corporate, and private practice, Angus has had unique exposure to various presentations. This includes experience with adjustment to major life changes, stress, trauma, workplace relationships & issues, procrastination, climate anxiety, perfectionism, and low self-esteem.

Angus uses a warm, eclectic approach to therapy; using tools and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness-based therapies. He believes that using a combination of these therapy modalities creates the best chances of living a meaningful life.

Angus works Mondays and Tuesdays and offers psychological services to adults and adolescents (13+). He does not provide services for young children or couples. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Angus is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Geraldine Grew

Psychologist

B.A (MEDIA, CULTURE & COMMUNICATION), GRAD.DIP.PSYCH, GRAD.DIP.PSYCH.ADV, M.PROF.PSYCH

Geraldine is a gentle and compassionate psychologist who enjoys building genuine and collaborative connections with her clients. She creates a safe and non-judgemental space to support individuals in processing challenges, building insight, and empowering their personal growth and development.

Geraldine supports individuals with a broad range of presentations, including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, adjustment to life changes, grief and loss, and relationship issues.

Geraldine draws upon various evidence-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to tailor therapy to the needs of each client.

Geraldine offers psychological services to adults and older adolescents (16+). She does not provide couples counselling.

Geraldine works Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Geraldine is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Anna Shcherbak

Psychologist

B.SCI (PSYCH), POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCH), M.PSYCH (ORG)

Anna is a registered psychologist who is passionate about assisting individuals in making positive changes in their lives using a strength-based, solution-focused and collaborative approach. Anna’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress management, and workplace issues. Anna utilises a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions with a focus on mindfulness-based approaches including ACT, CBT and EMDR frameworks.

Anna offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Anna works Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Anna is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Kathryn Howting

Psychologist

B.APP.SC, B.PSYCH (HONS), M.PROF.PSYCH, MAPS

Kathryn (she/her) has a warm, empathic, client-centred approach. She values individual differences and open-mindedness and brings a non-judgmental perspective to her work. Kathryn has experience with clients across the lifespan and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds having worked within community psychology and forensic settings. She has also worked closely with CALD and Queer communities within community clinics.

Kathryn uses evidence-based intervention and aims to bring modality integration and flexibility to her practice. She has training and experience in CBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness techniques. She practices trauma-informed therapy.

Kathryn offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Kathryn works Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is offering online/Telehealth counselling only. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Kathryn is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Maria Kostyanaya

Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.PSYCH, M. COUNS, PhD CAND., ASSOC. MAPS

Maria is an experienced psychologist, having worked in both private and governmental settings, and with a wide range of clients. Maria has a warm, empathic, and respectful approach to therapy and believes that each client’s therapy journey is unique. Maria is passionate about improving the quality of life of her clients, assisting clients with making sense of their life experiences and working collaboratively to move forward in meaningful ways.

Maria enjoys working with a broad range of presentations including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, stress & burnout, trauma & PTSD, perfectionism, ADHD, and low self-esteem. Maria has a particular interest in helping clients impacted by domestic violence and abusive relationships.

In her work Maria combines classic Rogerian person-centered and integrative approaches. She believes each person requires individually-catered treatment to best support the process of therapeutic change. To this end Maria employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including CBT, DBT, and ACT. Maria’s therapeutic approach is, to a large degree, informed by Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), neuroscience and existential psychotherapy.

As well as adult psychology, Maria also offers child psychology, adolescent psychology, and family therapy. In this work, Maria provides a safe and nurturing environment for both young clients and their families. Maria does not provide couples counselling.

Maria works Saturdays and Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Maria is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate) and $235 for families (no Medicare rebate available). Maria does not provide services to clients of a forensic nature, which includes the preparation of court reports or legal matters.

Susan Goc

Psychologist

B.A.PSYCH (HONS), M.PROF.PSYCH, MAAPi

Sue is a registered psychologist with experience working in rehabilitation, forensic psychology, workers compensation, EAP, and organisational settings. She has had an extensive corporate career prior to commencing psychological practice.

Sue is passionate about assisting people who are dealing with trauma, grief and loss, PTSD, or who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or are just feeling stuck. Sue has worked with a wide range of people ranging from adolescents to the elderly, including First Nations people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and those experiencing chronic pain.

Sue’s focus is on an integrative, compassionate, and person-centred approach to therapy, building on client strengths and challenges to build resilience, insight and acceptance. She works with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Positive Psychology and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) interventions as primary modalities.

Sue offers adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling. Sue works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Susan is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Aleksandra Kajpust

Psychologist

B.PSYCH, MAAPI

Aleksandra is passionate about supporting people through challenges and helping them to work towards a healthier future. She is inquisitive, enthusiastic, and brings a warm nature to her practice.

Aleksandra works collaboratively, utilising a range of therapy styles, predominantly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based strategies.

Aleksandra has experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder (emotional distress, suicidal ideation, and self-harm), depression, intellectual disabilities, low self-esteem, stress, and grief and bereavement. Aleksandra works with adults, adolescents, and children.

Aleksandra is fluent in English and Polish. Aleksandra works Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Aleksandra is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

Nadia Pendjerkova

Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.SCI (PSYCH) (HONS), M. PSYCH

Originally from Europe, with academic and professional experience in Canada and Australia, Nadia works with a diverse range of clients. Nadia’s focus is on how personal history influences established views and responses to present circumstances. She supports clients in uncovering destructive patterns of thought and behaviour, while encouraging and inspiring them to establish new and more adaptive habits.

Nadia offers individual adult therapy (18+) for clients feeling challenged by depression and anxiety, work-life balance, relating to others, navigating change, or coping with grief and loss. Nadia has a special interest in interpersonal relationships and leadership & team performance coaching. She is dedicated to empowering clients to think creatively, develop new skills, and enhance their quality of life by finding meaning through their experience.

Nadia has experience working in private practice, occupational rehabilitation and EAP services, and GP clinics. She offers expertise in multidisciplinary treatment methods including CBT, ACT, IPT, SFT, MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), schema and psychodynamic therapies.

Nadia works Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Nadia is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate).

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Duda Baldwin

Couples Therapist

M.SOCIOLOGY, DIP. COUNSELLING (RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING)

Duda is a skilled counsellor who has focused her practice on couples therapy and individuals who are interested in therapy focused on improving their relationships. Duda is passionate about her work with couples and her approach encourages teamwork and engages both partners to commit by applying newly learned approaches in both therapy and also at home. Duda also sees individuals who are interested in working through relationship issues including separation, co-parenting, and blended families.

Duda uses an eclectic approach to therapy, adjusting evidence-based approaches such as ACT, CBT, mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and the Gottman method to suit each individual client’s needs. Duda supports her clients in understanding the root cause of issues in order to create the change they seek and build a life aligned with their values. Duda is an insightful, compassionate, and energetic therapist who is focused on creating long-lasting results.

Duda works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Duda is $165 for individual therapy and $242 for couples therapy (no Medicare or Private Health rebates are available).

Gill Ferry

Counsellor & Couples/Family Therapist

GRAD.DIP.COUNSELLING, B.A. (HUMS) (HONS)

Gill (she/her) has over 20 years of experience working as a counsellor in both public health and private practice. She is passionate about issues of social justice and enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds and presentations.

Gill has a warm and collaborative manner and is skilled at tailoring her approach to fit the client’s needs. She integrates training from evidence-based modalities including CBT, ACT, SFBT, MI and Gottman into therapy and draws on extensive training in Open Dialogue when working with couples and families.

Gill offers individual, couple and family therapy. Gill specialises in working alongside clients presenting with issues of substance abuse, identity, domestic violence, work-related stress, stress in relationships and family, grief, trauma and time of life stress.

Gill works Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Gill is $150 for individual therapy and $220 for couples and family therapy (no Medicare or Private Health rebates are available).

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Jaimee Krawitz

Counsellor & Couples/Family Therapist

B.COUNSELLING

Jaimee is a passionate counsellor and certified eating disorder clinician with a high level of emotional intelligence that accelerates her connection with people. Jaimee focuses on building therapeutic relationships and seeking the most appropriate coping mechanism for her clients, helping them to achieve positive and insightful ways of dealing with challenging situations.

Jaimee has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds dealing with various issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, anger, trauma, self-esteem, self-harm, couples/family therapy, sex therapy, and personal & life transitions. Jaimee incorporates a combination of solution-focused and person-centred therapy approaches when working with clients, as well as CBT, narrative therapy, positive psychology, ACT, Gottman Method, and mindfulness approaches.

Jaimee works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Jaimee is $150 for individual therapy and $220 for couples and family therapy (Jaimee is able to provide Private Health rebates for BUPA only, and no Medicare rebates are available).

Emma Whiteley

Provisional Psychologist

PG.DIP.PSYCH, GRAD.DIP.PSYCH.ADV, M.PROF.PSYCH, ASSOC. MAPS

Emma is a warm and empathetic provisional psychologist who is passionate about supporting her clients on their journey toward becoming the happiest and most fulfilled version of themselves. Her inquisitive nature and open-minded approach help to create a safe and respectful space for clients to explore and overcome their challenges in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Emma adopts a holistic approach, utilising an eclectic mix of evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each client’s unique needs. These include drawing on tools and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based therapies. 

Emma has worked across a range of different settings, including corporate, not-for-profit, and private practice, where she has had exposure to various presentations. These include grief and loss, trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, substance use, and workplace issues.

Emma works Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Emma is $120 for individual therapy (no Medicare or Private Health rebates available).

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Maxwell Young

Provisional Psychologist

B.PSYCH.SCI (HONS), GRAD.DIP (PSYCH)

Max Young (he/him) is a provisional psychologist who has experience working with a diverse range of presentations from anxiety disorders, mood disorders, emotional regulation difficulties, self-esteem and self-confidence, adjustment difficulties and stress, relationship issues, communication skills, and men’s issues.

Max has enjoyed working in a variety of private health settings from clinics to hospitals and has experience working with a vast range of clients, employing evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), in combination with elements from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). In addition, Max integrates different theoretical frameworks such as mindfulness practices.

Max is a warm, empathic psychologist who strives to create an environment where his clients can feel safe, heard, unjudged, and supported. Max is passionate about helping you grow to become the best person you can be and will fight with you to get there every step of the way.

Max works Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Max is $120 for individual therapy (No Medicare or Private Health rebates available).

Maria Bravo

Provisional Psychologist

B.PSYCH, M.PSYCH (CLIN)., PhD CAND.

Maria (she/her) is a warm and dedicated provisional psychologist with a diverse, culturally-sensitive approach. Maria has 10 years experience working in various clinical environments, treating people with a broad range of conditions from all walks of life.

Maria’s main focus centres around disentangling the processes and traumatic experiences which drive counterproductive behaviours and substance use. This includes working with depressive symptoms, anxiety, physical and emotional pain, and other emotional regulation difficulties.

Maria integrates therapeutic tools from a wide range of approaches to assist in shifting dysfunctional thoughts, including CBT, ACT, Mindfulness-based interventions, and EMDR. Maria’s also utilises techniques that work specifically with the body, including polyvagal theory, sensorimotor approach, and other mind-body interventions, to deliver a holistic approach.

Maria has completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (Barcelona) and is currently completing her PhD. Maria offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Maria is fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan. Maria Bravo works Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Maria is $120 (No Medicare or Private Health rebates available).

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Christine Zammit

Provisional Psychologist

B.PSYCH (HONS), M.PROF.PSYCH

Christine is a provisional psychologist, having completed a Master of Professional Psychology. Christine understands that establishing a genuine connection with her clients is the key to helping them reach their goals and overcome challenges. She works collaboratively with her clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, combining cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Christine encourages clients to reflect, explore, and transform with her gentle guidance, warmth, compassion, and sense of humour.

Christine works with adults presenting with depression, anxiety, stress, workplace issues, anger, and grief & loss.

Christine works Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Christine is $120 for individual therapy (no Medicare or Private Health rebates available).

Kim De Deckker

Senior Psychologist & Board Approved Supervisor

B.PSYCH (HONS), M.TEACH (SCHOOL PSYCH), GRAD.CERT (DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA), MAPS

Kim is a psychologist with extensive experience working with children, young people, families, and adults from a variety of cultures and communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community.  Kim works with an integrated framework, tailoring her therapeutic approach to the specific needs of the client, and approaches therapy with authenticity, compassion, and empathy.  She has particular expertise in working with people who have had traumatic experiences and is trained in EMDR, a therapy shown to be particularly effective for processing trauma. Kim is also trained in a range of other therapeutic approaches such as ACT, CBT, and Compassion Focused Therapy. As well as adult psychology, Kim also offers child psychology, adolescent psychology, and family therapy. Kim is a board-approved supervisor. Kim does not provide couples counselling.

Kim works Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Kim is $235 for individual therapy ($141.65 after the Medicare rebate) and $255 for families (no Medicare rebate available).

Kim is currently on maternity leave and is not accepting new clients.

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Michelle Hourigan

Clinical Psychologist

B.ARTS (PSYCH / ANTHROPOLOGY), B.PSYCH SCI (HONS1), M.PSYCH (CLINICAL)

Michelle has experience in private practice and public health sectors, having worked in several community mental health and inpatient units with clients struggling with acute, complex, and chronic mental health difficulties. She works with a range of concerns including stress, worry/anxiety, depression, emotional & behavioural regulation, anger management, and complex trauma. She uses an integrative, individualised approach, utilising Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR frameworks. Michelle offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Michelle is $265 for individual therapy ($127.95 after the Medicare rebate).

Michelle is currently not accepting new clients and is offering online/Telehealth counselling only.

Catriona (Keenie) Daly

Forensic Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCH) (HONS 1), M.SCI (CLINICAL PSYCH), M.PSYCH (FORENSIC)

Catriona is a forensically endorsed psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a range of settings and communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community. Catriona also has experience working with violent and sexual offenders.

Catriona is available for clinical and forensic assessments and the preparation of reports for criminal, administrative and civil domains. This includes pre-sentence reports, mental health reports, risk assessments and intervention recommendations. Catriona also provides screening, assessment and diagnosis for Adult ADHD.

Catriona works Tuesdays and is offering online/Telehealth counselling only. The cost of a 50-minute session with Catriona is $215 for individual therapy ($121.65 after the Medicare rebate). The cost of completing the ADHD Assessment and Report is $770 +GST ($330 for a 90 minute ADHD Assessment session & $440 for completion of the ADHD Report). No Medicare rebate is available for assessment administration and reporting.

Please call the clinic to arrange an appointment for ADHD assessments or Court Reporting as appointment times vary depending on the assessment you require. No Medicare rebate is available for assessment administration and reporting.

Catriona is currently not accepting new clients.

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Rachel Collins

Counsellor & Mental Health Social Worker

B.SOCIAL.WORK, M.COUNSELLING.SOCIAL.WORK, AMHSW

Rachel is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with over 7 years of post-graduate experience in mental health, including NGO’s and community mental health services. Rachel has a genuine and empathetic approach to working with clients, aiming to create a safe space for therapy. Rachel’s areas of focus include depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, and workplace stress.

Rachel’s therapeutic approach is flexible, drawing from a range of evidence-based interventions and approaches to establish individualised treatment plans based on clients’ needs and goals. These modalities include; CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Rachel offers individual adult & adolescent psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Rachel works Mondays and Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Rachel is $190 for individual therapy ($110.35 after the Medicare rebate).

Rachel is currently on extended leave and is not taking on new clients.

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Danuta (Danka) Fiedor

Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCHOLOGY) (HONS), ASSOC. MAPS

Danuta is an experienced psychologist who holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and has worked with individuals across all age groups and from diverse backgrounds, both in private practice and within organisations.

Danuta’s areas of focus include depression, anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, substance use disorders, and physical disability. She utilises a variety of evidence-based approaches including CBT, ACT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing & Mindfulness. Danuta believes in using a holistic approach, and in tailoring therapy to the needs of the patient.

Danuta offers individual adult and adolescent psychology and is Work Cover approved (SIRA 19138). Danuta also offers couples/relationship counselling.

Danuta is fluent in English and Polish and works Mondays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Danuta is $200 for individual therapy ($110.35 after the Medicare rebate) and $250 for couples therapy (no Medicare rebate is available).

Danuta is offering online/Telehealth counselling only.

Gagan Kaur

Psychologist

B.PSYCH (HONS), M.PSYCH (ORG), M.PSYCH (CLIN) (CAND), MAPS

Gagan is a psychologist with 10 years of experience in supporting individuals in functioning optimally through better emotional, social, work, and brain health. Gagan has worked across multiple sectors, such as community mental health, private practice, government, not for profits, and private organisations. She enjoys working alongside adult clients to help them move towards a life of fulfilment, meaning, and growth.
 
Gagan uses a range of therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness, in the context of a warm and compassionate client-centred approach. Gagan offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.
 
Gagan is fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi. Gagan is currently on extended leave and is not taking on new clients.

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Dr. Jim Malcolm

Senior Clinical Psychologist

B.A. (HONS), M.PSYCH (CLIN), PhD, MAPS

Jim specialises in issues associated with sexuality and sexual identity, having published extensively in the area of male sexual identity development. Jim also treats adult clients with emotional difficulties, including depression and anxiety, as well as life adjustment difficulties such as substance use disorders. Jim has been a practicing clinical psychologist since the early 1990s and was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University. Jim offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

Jim works Mondays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Jim is $240 for individual therapy ($110.45 after the Medicare rebate).

Note: Jim does not provide online/Telehealth counselling.

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James Croft

Clinical Psychologist

GRAD.DIP.PYSCH, B.SCI (PSYCH) (HONS1), M.PSYCH (CLIN), MACPA

James is experienced in treating a range of psychological issues – from anxiety and depression to problem gambling and difficulties adjusting to health issues. He is experienced in multiple therapeutic modalities, including CBT, ACT, DBT, and Schema Therapy. James is passionate about working with individuals to establish unique plans that address their concerns. James offers individual adult psychology and does not provide couples counselling.

James works Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with James is $240 for individual therapy ($108.35 after the Medicare rebate).

James is currently not accepting new clients.

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Tali Lovegrove

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

B. ARTS & SCIENCES, B. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES (HONS), GRAD DIP. PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, M.PSYCH (CLIN), ASSOC. MACPA

Tali is a psychologist with six years of experience working in private and public mental health settings. Tali works with adults with a wide range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, depression, substance use problems, relationship and adjustment difficulties, and grief and loss. She is passionate about supporting clients to improve their quality of life, enhance their coping skills, and reduce suffering.

Tali holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology, and a master’s degree in Psychology. Tali has training and experience in delivering evidence-based psychological treatments such as CBT, ACT, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT. Tali is able to provide Work and Development Order (WDO) services. Tali offers individual adult psychology and is Work Cover approved (SIRA 20420). Tali does not provide couples counselling.

Tali works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Tali is $200 for individual therapy ($110.35 after the Medicare rebate).

Tali is currently not accepting new clients.

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Jack Sheehan

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

B.A. COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY (HONS1), PACFA REG. CLINICAL

Jack is a friendly and professional counsellor & psychotherapist with a vast array of experience within the mental health sector. Working from an integrative framework means he combines various approaches to suit the individual needs of his clients.

He predominantly uses Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, integrating other modalities such as CBT, Somatic Body Work, and Existential Psychotherapy when appropriate. He has experience working with anxiety, stress, depression, anger, men’s issues, sexuality, self-esteem, chronic pain or illness, relationship issues, and issues affecting members of the LGBTIQA+ community.

Jack also has a particular interest in dealing with trauma and teaches his clients to process whatever they may be struggling with at a pace where they feel safe, comfortable, and supported. Jack offers therapy for adults.

Jack works Mondays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Jack is $145 for individual therapy (no Medicare rebate is available).

Jack is currently not accepting new clients.

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Danijela Dragicevic

Psychologist

B. PSYCH, M. PSYCH (FORENSIC)

Danijela is a registered psychologist who is passionate about helping her clients develop new skills to lead rewarding and meaningful lives. Danijela’s areas of focus include depression, anxiety, anger management, interpersonal or relationship concerns, substance use and addictions, emotional dysregulation, communication skills, stress and burnout. Danijela’s approach to therapy is an integrative one, with treatment tailored to each client’s specific needs. Danijela uses CBT based interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness based strategies. Danijela offers individual adult psychology and does not provide relationship counselling.
 
Danijela also currently works in corrective services and as such does not provide services to clients of a forensic nature, which includes the preparation of court reports or legal matters.
 
Sadly, Danijela is leaving us soon for an exciting new opportunity outside of private practice, and is not seeing new clients.

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