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Relationship Counselling Sydney

  • Irene
    Irene

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    BA; MHlthSci(Sexual Health); GD(Psych)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Parramatta, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Sexual Addiction and Sexual Arousal Difficulties – ASSERT NSW
    • Internalised Homophobia – ASSERT NSW
    • Safe Space and Inclusivity GLBTIQA+ – Twenty10/ GLSC NSW
    • Progressive Goal Attainment Program – Centre for Research on Pain and Disability, USA.
    Areas of Interest
    • Depression and Anxiety
    • Sexuality and Gender
    • Trauma and Personality
    • Emotional literacy

    Irene is passionate about supporting individuals and couples and recognises the privileged position she has in facilitating an open dialogue between partners within a framework of evidence-based psychological care. Her belief is that our innate desire to connect and our enduring ability to love and trust are the cornerstone of a healthy identity and therefore a health relationship.

    Unfortunately, with today’s mounting pressures, individuals can lose touch with themselves leading to withdrawal from intimate interactions, the experience of overwhelming emotions or feeling numb and the use of unhelpful coping mechanisms in order to manage day to day responsibilities.

    Using a Psychodynamic approach to problem formulation and intervention, consultations are tailored to a couple’s unique circumstances and treatment needs. Irene is experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy therapeutic approaches and has worked with individuals, couples and families across her career to enhance functionality and improve dynamics.

    Irene is available for, and experienced in LGBTQI+ counselling, and has previously volunteered at Twenty10 / Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    10 years counselling experience working with individuals, couples and families in public and private therapeutic settings.

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

    Kind. Compassionate. Direct.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?
    It is rewarding to see couples gain a deeper understanding of what love means in their unique union.
    Parking & Accessibility

    3 hr free parking at Westfield, Less than 1 minute walk.

    Next to Parramatta train station and bus depot.

    Wheelchair accessible and both paid street parking and disabled parking on Macquarie Street.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552