Psychological counselling for individuals, couples and families. Online (Telehealth) appointments now 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

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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 Mental Health Care Plan from your GP. Fees are payable at the end of your session. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, please make sure you bring it to the first session in order to claim the rebate.

Couples

Couple 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.

Cancellations

Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice may attract a 50% cancellation fee.

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

Make An Appointment

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm

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 Psychologist

BAS (PSYCH) (HONS1), M.PSYCH (ORG), MAAPi, MAPS

Mary Bonich has worked in both the private and corporate sectors with a keen interest in social change. She advocates for equality, inclusion, and social support systems to facilitate healthier communities. Mary has worked extensively with the LGBTIQA+ community and provides therapy in issues around sexuality and sexual dysfunction. Mary also provides relationship therapy for both same-sex and heterosexual couples, including non-traditional relationship styles. Mary holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology (Honours, 1st Class) and Master degree in Psychology. Mary is also currently completing a Master 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 $230 for individual therapy ($142.55 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session, and $250 for subsequent appointments.

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 degree in Psychology graduating with Honours, a Master 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 relationship counselling.

Louise works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Louise is $200 for individual therapy ($112.55 after the Medicare rebate).

Note: Louise is currently offering online/Telehealth counselling only.

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Kim De Deckker

Senior Psychologist

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 relationship counselling.

Kim works Mondays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Kim is $200 for individual therapy ($112.55 after the Medicare rebate) and $220 for families ($132.55 after the Medicare rebate).

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 and CBT. Anna offers individual adult psychology and does not provide relationship counselling.

Anna works Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Anna is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

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James Croft

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

GRAD.DIP.PYSCH, B.SCI (PSYCH) (HONS1), M.PSYCH (CLIN), ASSOC. 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 relationship counselling.

James works Fridays and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with James is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

Wendy Lee

Psychologist

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

Wendy is a registered psychologist with experience 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 Mindfulness into her approach. As well as adult psychology, Wendy also offers adolescent psychology and is Work Cover approved (SIRA 18640). Wendy does not provide relationship counselling.
 
Wendy is fluent in English, French and Creole, and works Thursdays and Fridays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Wendy is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

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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 relationship counselling.
 
Gagan is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi, and works Mondays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Gagan is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

Maria Kostyanaya

Psychologist

B.PSYCH, M.COUNS, ASSOC. MAPS, PACFA REG. CLINICAL

Maria has extensive experience of working both in private and governmental settings with a wide range of clientele. 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. Maria’s work with clients is to a large degree informed by neuroscience and existential psychotherapy. As well as adult psychology, Maria also offers child psychology and adolescent psychology. Maria does not provide relationship counselling.

Maria 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.

Maria works Saturdays and Mondays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Maria is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

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Natalia James

Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCH), ASSOC. MAPS

Natalia has been a practicing Psychologist since 2010. She is experienced in treating anxiety, stress,  depression and anger management and has completed extensive training in CBT. Natalia is also a rehabilitation consultant and medico-legal advisor. with extensive experience working with rehabilitation, life insurance and CTP clients and is Work Cover approved (SIRA 11695). Natalia also prepares Common Law Reports for NSW Work Cover clients in relation to their claims. Natalia offers individual adult psychology and does not provide relationship counselling.

Natalia works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Natalia is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

Kirsty Vidler

Psychologist

B.A. (PSYCHOLOGY) (HONS)

Kirsty has significant experience working in private and public health settings, with a particular interest in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression and substance abuse issues. Kirsty has a warm and empathic approach, and tailors therapy to meet client’s needs. She draws on a range of evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Kirsty offers adult psychology and adolescent psychology. Kirsty does not provide relationship counselling.

Kirsty works Wednesdays. The cost of a 50 minute session with Kirsty is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).

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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 drug and alcohol problems. 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 relationship counselling.

Jim works Tuesdays. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Jim is $220 for individual therapy ($91.60 after the Medicare rebate).

Note: Jim does not provide online/Telehealth counselling.

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, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) frameworks. Michelle offers individual adult psychology and does not provide relationship counselling.

The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Michelle is $220 for individual therapy ($91.60 after the Medicare rebate).

Note: Michelle is on maternity leave and is not currently 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.
 
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Danijela is $180 for individual therapy ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate).
 
Sadly, Danijela is leaving us soon for an exciting new opportunity outside of private practice, and is not seeing new clients.

Jelena Djukic

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 relationship counselling.

The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Jelena is $180 for individuals ($92.55 after the Medicare rebate), and $210 for families ($122.55 after the Medicare rebate).

Note: Jelena is on maternity leave and is not currently accepting new clients.

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