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 20 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

Non-attendance and cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will attract a 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

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

Mary Bonich (she/her) 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 gender, 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’s degree in Psychology (Honours, 1st Class), a master’s degree 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, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Mary is $250 for individual therapy ($161.75 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $320 for the first session and $270 for subsequent appointments (no Medicare rebate is available).

Mary is currently not accepting new clients.

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 $220 for individual therapy ($131.75 after the Medicare rebate).

Louise is currently not accepting new clients and is 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 couples counselling.

Kim works Tuesdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Kim is $220 for individual therapy ($131.75 after the Medicare rebate) and $240 for families ($151.75 after the Medicare rebate).

Kim is currently not accepting new clients.

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 warm and empathetic 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, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Natalia is $220 for individual therapy ($131.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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Nicole Thaiposri

Clinical Psychologist

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 $240 for individual therapy ($110.45 after the Medicare rebate is available).

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, PTSD, complex trauma, grief, anger, self-harm, suicidality, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. Giulia offers individual adult and child/adolescent psychology.  She also offers couples/relationship counselling, as well as family therapy.

Giulia is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. Giulia works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Giulia is $240 for individual therapy ($110.45 after the Medicare rebate) and $260 for families ($130.45 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session and $260 for subsequent appointments (no Medicare rebate is available).

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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 child/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, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Danuta is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session and $250 for subsequent appointments (no Medicare rebate is available).

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 couples counselling.

Anna works Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Anna is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 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 couples counselling.

James works Saturdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with James is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

Isabella Rosenthal

Clinical Psychologist Registrar

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

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 and suicidality, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. She utilises techniques from various evidence-based therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), 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 Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Isabella is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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Wendy Lee

Psychologist

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 and is Work Cover approved (SIRA 18640).

Wendy is fluent in English, French, and Creole, and works Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Wendy is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate). Couples are $300 for the first session and $250 for subsequent appointments (no Medicare rebate is available).

Maria Kostyanaya

Psychologist

B.PSYCH, M. COUNS, ASSOC. MAPS

Maria has extensive experience 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. Maria provides individual adult psychology and does not provide couples 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 $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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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 her 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 couples counselling.

Kirsty works Wednesdays. The cost of a 50-minute session with Kirsty is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

Kirsty is currently not accepting new clients.

Catriona (Keenie) Daly

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. She has a warm and compassionate approach and tailors therapy to meet the needs of the client. She uses a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including CBT, ACT, DBT, PBS, and mindfulness-based intervention.

Catriona also has experience in clinical and forensic assessment and the preparation of reports for criminal and civil domains. This includes risk assessments, intervention recommendations, cognitive functioning, and guardianship issues. Catriona provides adult, adolescent, and child psychology. Catriona does not provide couples counselling.

Catriona works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Catriona is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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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 couples counselling.

Jelena works Fridays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Jelena is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate) and $220 for families ($131.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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 does not provide couples counselling.

Tali works Thursdays. The cost of a 50-minute consultation with Tali is $200 for individual therapy ($111.75 after the Medicare rebate).

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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.

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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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.

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 couples counselling.

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

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

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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 disorders, 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 couples 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 accepting new clients.

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