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  • Melanie
    Melanie

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    BA (Psych), Grad Dip Sc (Psych), Grad Dip (App Psych), MA (Coaching Psychology)

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Woolloomooloo, NSW
    • Crows Nest, NSW
    Specialised Training
    • Masters of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) from Sydney University
    • Masters in Applied Psychology (Coaching Psychology) from Sydney University
    • Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) from Sydney University
    • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) from Sydney University
    • Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from Macquarie University
    • 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
    • Gottman Training Level 1 by John Gottman
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre

    Melanie specialises in individual and Relationship Counselling in Sydney and has worked as a registered Psychologist for over 16 years, in a variety of public and private settings.  She has previously worked as a college guidance counsellor with children, teenagers, and their families, and understands the busy lifestyles many families lead in today’s day and age. For these reasons she facilitates Skype and phone sessions if face-to-face sessions are not possible.

    She particularly loves working with couples and families, as she feels that having healthy relationships is essential to our overall happiness. Melanie has experience working with a variety of issues that couples and families face, such as communication breakdown and conflict, infidelity and issues with trust, achieving a satisfying sex life, separation and joining of families, and even to explore how to re-ignite the ‘spark’ in a romantic relationship.

    Read Melanie’s interview about her work here.

    Melanie provides relationship counselling in sydney, as well as pre-marriage counselling, narcissism counselling and porn addiction counselling.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    16 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Compassion
    2. Meeting a client where they are in their journey
    3. Open mindedness
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I feel privileged that people come and share their deepest concerns, worries, dreams and hopes and that I can provide a safe space for all the exploration of these things.

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

    We don’t often get to see the impact of the work we do because we don’t stay in touch with clients once our work has ended. One couple contacted me about five years after our therapy ended to thank me for the family that they were able to create thanks to the foundational work we did early in their relationship. They learnt how to ask for their needs to be met, to manage their defensiveness, to compromise and to connect even when they were hurt. They mentioned how proud they felt for the relationship they were role modelling to their child. I was very proud of them too.

    Parking & Accessibility

    Crows Nest: 2 hours free council car parking is available on Holtermann Street.

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    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552
  • Noga
    Noga

    Registered Psychologist Sydney

    BA, M Psych, MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Crows Nest
    Specialised Training
    • Secrets, Cybersex & Infidelity, Addiction, Trauma & Forgiveness by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (The Gottman Institute)
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (International Centre for Excellence in EFT)
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood

    Noga is a Registered Psychologist with 25 years experience. She enjoys working with individuals and couples  on relationship issues to improve skills in communication, problem solving and conflict resolution. Initially working with individuals, she witnessed how strong, solid relationships can heal emotional wounds and empower growth. She developed expertise in relationship counselling while continuing to work with individuals, children and adolescents on various issues including depression, anxiety, stress, career and life transitions.

    Noga’s approach combines CBT, solution-focused therapy, narrative and psychodynamic perspectives with emphasis on positive psychology. Warm, genuine and compassionate, she seeks to create a safe, non-judgemental space to enable clients to open-up and reflect. Noga’s strength is keeping a positive focus. She empowers clients to set meaningful goals and nurtures their capability to change. She builds, and relies on client engagement and commitment as the basis of treatment success, while problem-solving strategies are always discussed and tailored to suit each individual’s need and situation. Noga has also worked in corporate and organisational settings, consulting to companies and professional organisations to help individuals and teams to surmount career related issues.

    Read Noga’s interview about her work here.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    25 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Warm, kind and empathetic
    2. Very experienced; genuinely caring
    3. Practical
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    I love helping people and I feel privileged to do this for a job. When relationships improve, individuals become happier and able to perform, create and achieve. This is the most rewarding aspect of my work.

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

    I used Emotional Focused Therapy to help one couple reconnect after a long period of little emotional intimacy. Dealing with life stresses had caused them to turn away from each other and rely on external measures, including alcohol and work to cope. During counselling they started to turn towards each other and re-discover each other for support and healing. This helped them to reconnect. She became better balanced and he recovered from dependence on alcohol.

    Parking & Accessibility

    2 hours free council car parking is available on Holtermann Street.

    CLINIC PHOTOS
    BOOK NOW
    Or to book an appointment, please call 1300 830 552