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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:
Assistance with reactions to traumatic experiences such as assault, abuse, physical injury, witnessing a traumatic event.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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.
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), MAAPi
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 ($143.85 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session, and $250 for subsequent appointments.
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 ($113.85 after the Medicare rebate). Louise does not provide relationship counselling.
B.PSYCH (HONS), M.TEACH (SCHOOL PSYCH), GRAD.CERT (DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA), MAPS
Kim is a psychologist with extensive experience working with young people, families and adults from a variety of cultures and communities, including the LGBTQIA+ community. Kim is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches such as ACT, CBT, Person-Centred Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. 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. Kim has particular expertise in working with adolescents, families and with people who have had traumatic experiences.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Kim is $200 for individual therapy ($113.85 after the Medicare rebate) and $220 for families ($133.85 after the Medicare rebate). Kim does not provide relationship counselling.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Michelle is $220 for individual therapy ($93.50 after the Medicare rebate). Michelle does not provide relationship counselling.
Note: Michelle is going on maternity leave in November, and is not currently accepting new clients.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Jim is $220 for individual therapy ($93.50 after the Medicare rebate). Jim does not provide relationship counselling.
Note: Jim is currently on leave, and is not currently accepting new clients.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Maria is $180 for individual therapy ($93.85 after the Medicare rebate). Maria does not provide relationship counselling.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Danijela is $180 for individual therapy ($93.85 after the Medicare rebate). Danijela does not provide relationship counselling.
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.
The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Anna is $180 for individual therapy ($93.85 after the Medicare rebate). Anna does not provide relationship counselling.
B. SCI (PSYCH), POST.GRAD.DIP (PSYCH), MAPS
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 ($93.85 after the Medicare rebate), and $210 for families ($123.85 after the Medicare rebate).
Jelena will be going on maternity leave in June 2020 and is not accepting new clients.