Psychological counselling for individuals and couples

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.

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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: 11am – 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

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 ($213.85 after the Medicare rebate), and $250 for subsequent appointments ($163.85 after the Medicare rebate).

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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).

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Maria Kostyanaya

Psychologist

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 ($93.85 after the Medicare rebate). Maria does not provide relationship counselling.

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.

The cost of a 50 minute consultation with Anna is $160 for individual therapy ($73.85 after the Medicare rebate). Anna does not provide relationship counselling.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us.

  • 368 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010
  • (02) 9212 5541
  • (02) 9475 0041
  • [email protected]
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