• Psychologist Bondi Junction.


    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    B Soc Sci (Psych), B Soc Sci (Hons), Post Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip Systemic Therapy, H Dip Ed.

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW
    Accepted Insurance Funds

    All health funds. Medicare rebates available for individual sessions only (with a valid Mental Health Care Plan).

    Specialised Training
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Men in Therapy by David Wexler
    • EFT & Affairs by Jenny Fitzgerald
    • Integrating Sexual Issues into Couples Therapy by Barry McCarthy
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Sex and Relationships, Barry McCarthy
    Areas of Interest
    • Infidelity
    • Mental or physical health issues
    • Parenting
    • Inlaws
    • Lifestyle issues
    Types of Therapy
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Gottman
    • Milan Systemic Therapy
    About Therapist

    This Hart therapist’s speciality is relationship counselling in Sydney, due to her special focus and interest in relationships. She has done extensive training in this area both locally and overseas. Her experience is working with individuals, couples and families with different formations. She has worked with families with same sex, heterosexual and non binary parents, as well as families with children whether, biological, step, adopted, or donor conceived.

    This Hart therapist offers a safe and confidential space, where relationships and patterns of behaviour can be gently explored. She is an experienced relationships counsellor, with same sex, gay or heterosexual relationships. She is familiar with the dynamics of families, inlaws and stepfamilies.  If during therapy one or both of you discover that the emotional switch has been turned off and the decision is taken to separate, therapy can help sort out this process especially when there are children involved.

    This Hart therapist specialises in relationship counselling and can also provide infertility counselling. When an individual or couple have been diagnosed with infertility this can cause stress and despair. She has experience and expertise acquired from many years of  working with fertility professionals in Sydney. She will provide information on different treatment options available to individuals and couples so that they can make an informed choice that will suit their needs. Counselling provides a space where a couple can learn how they can nurture their relationship during fertility treatment.

    When an individual or couple are advised that their best option is to use donor sperm, donor oocytes or donor embryos, counselling is an informative way of ensuring that all parties are on the same page as far as hopes and expectations are concerned both before and after treatment.

    A major life change occurs when a couple have a baby, even when the baby has been planned parenthood can cause a lot of joy but also a lot of stress. This is especially a difficulty when couples want to conform to a high standard and take a baby’s restlessness or crying as a sign that they are not fulfilling their role. The experience of parenthood can cause a couple to disagree and argue. The lack of uniformity on expectations around parenting might polarise a couple. It is useful at this time to attend counselling where the norms of parenting and different views and values are thoroughly addressed.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 17 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    I am empathetic, engaged with the clients and very client-centred.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Everything. I love my work and working with people.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple who were on the brink of divorce. There was no intimacy and they were still in the same house for the sake of their children but in separate rooms. It took one year but they did the work and tried to walk in each other’s shoes. They improved their communication, intimacy, emotional intimacy and stopped the blame game. Each took responsibility for their own part in the relationship.

    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552