Psychologist

  • Psychologist Mona Vale.

    Leanne

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    B.A Psych, Cert Sandplay Fac, Assoc MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    LOCATIONS
    • Mona Vale, NSW
    Accepted Insurance Funds

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

    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relational Life Counselling Level 1 by Terry Real
    • Transformation through Intimacy by Robert and Dianne Masters
    • 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
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood
    • Sex and Relationships, Barry McCarthy
    • The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Dr Ellyn Bader
    • Healing The Fragmented Selves: Trauma-Informed Treatment by Dr Janina Fisher
    Areas of Interest
    • Fertility and pregnancy
    • Parenting (young children/teenagers)
    • Same sex couples, young couples, couples with young families, senior couples, and couples in business
    • Extended families/in-laws
    • Affairs
    • Grief and loss
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Bi-polar
    • Recovery from narcissistic personality partners
    • Borderline personality
    • Autism
    • Addictions
    • Sexual trauma
    • Relationship coaching and working with singles
    Described by Hart clients as:
    • Very helpful
    • Calm
    • Encouraging
    • Safe to open up to
    Types of Therapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    • Eclectic
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
    • Sandplay Therapy
    About Therapist

    Leanne has been a registered psychologist since 2009, and is also a Separation and Divorce Coach. She draws from a client centred and eclectic therapeutic approach, often integrating modalities to achieve the best outcome based on individual needs. She specialises in relationship counselling, and also has experience working with a vast array of issues.  She enjoys working with adults as well as children. She firmly believes that what happens within a relationship can impact more than just the couple, as such it is important to put in that effort to make positive and loving change.

    Her focus is on allowing the individual and couple to express their needs in a safe and nurturing environment.

    When working with couples, she likes to consider the whole family environment, and will occasionally see the couple individually to work on issues that are presenting within the relationship. This allows for total openness and a space to learn more about your own behaviours without feeling judged or criticised. The aim of relationship counselling is to open communication so as to nurture the relationship and get reacquainted with each other, to find out what our partner needs, and sometimes to also discover exactly what it is that you need.

    Read our interview with Leanne here. 

    She is also available for appointments regarding family counselling,  pre-marriage counselling, sexual difficulties including low libido, porn addiction, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, anger management, anxiety and depression, addiction, narcissism, trauma and eating disorders. She is available for face-to-face as well as online and phone appointments.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 10 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Easy to talk to/approach. I often get people tell me they felt comfortable from the first moment of coming into the office.
    2. Very open minded to talk about things from your perspective, offering my thoughts without judgement on you or your partner.
    3. Willing to try different things/therapies that will benefit my client.
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Seeing clients make a real shift in the way they think and behave. We all get stuck in our own thoughts sometimes and it is great to see change, especially when that translates to a couple finding peace in their relationship, or even in themselves.

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

    When a couple has simply lost that loving feeling (sounds like a song!). They have been together a long time and have forgotten the art of being nice to each other. They take each other for granted, stop listening and become more selfish. I love helping these couples see were they have gone wrong and connect to each other again. It almost brings a tear to my eye when I see a couple really see each other again, especially if it has been a long time.

    Parking & Accessibility

    3 hour Free parking across the road from the clinic.

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