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 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:
Trauma & PTSD
Assistance with reactions to traumatic experiences such as assault, abuse, physical injury, witnessing a traumatic event.
Grief & Loss
Dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAS (PSYCH) (HONS1), M.PSYCH (ORG), 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 LGBTIQ+ 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.
The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Mary is $230 for individual therapy ($145.20 with Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session ($215.20 with Medicare rebate), and $250 for subsequent appointments ($165.20 with Medicare rebate).
B.ARTS (PSYCH / ANTHROPOLOGY), B.PSYCH SCI (HONS1), M.PSYCH (CLINICAL)
Since completing her studies, Michelle Hourigan has been working in the public health sector in both inpatient and community settings. She is passionate about human rights and integrated approaches to community health, emphasising emotional, social, and physical health in her client work. Michelle holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours, 1st Class), and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Anthropology.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Michelle is $220 for individual therapy ($95.50 with Medicare rebate). Michelle does not provide relationship counselling.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Louise is $200 for individual therapy ($115.20 with Medicare rebate). Louise does not provide relationship counselling.
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.
Jelena provides counselling for adults, adolescents, children and families. The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Jelena is $180 for individuals ($95.20 with Medicare rebate), and $210 for families ($125.20 with Medicare rebate).
B.PSYCH, M.COUNS, ASSOC MAPS
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Maria is $180 for individual therapy ($95.20 with Medicare rebate). Maria does not provide relationship counselling.