Counselling & Psychotherapy

Along our path in life, many of us experience trying times. Challenges and difficulties may be greater than usual, or our ways of dealing with them don't seem to work well anymore. Perhaps you have experienced a crisis or life event which is hard to cope with on your own. These are times when professional counselling can be a sound investment.

The counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists at Therapeutic Axis are committed to working in partnership with individuals, couples and families seeking solutions and change. In a non-judgmental, understanding and empathic environment, people are able to explore issues and life situations in a way that promotes healing and clarity within themselves and their lives. When this happens, their vision is clearer, they have more choices and they are on the way to fulfilling their full potential.

How It Works

Generally, the process involves an individual, a couple or a family sitting down with a counsellor and talking about yourself—what your situation is, how you feel, what you think. What you say is private and confidential and you are in control of what you disclose. Some people want counselling for specific problems, and only a few sessions may be required. Other people find that the current issue is representative of many issues in their lives, and want to look deeper. This is the focus of psychotherapy, which may carry on for a longer period. It is important to note that youare in control of the process: how often, how much, and how specific or general.

Working Together

The counsellor is there to support you as you move through important decisions in your life. The result is that these decisions are made with an overview of the full landscape of your life, which helps ensure they are personally correct for you. The counsellor is there to keep the process productive and to provide objectivity: to highlight aspects you may not have considered, and to illuminate choices. It is up to you to consider the options and make the choices.

How Often

Weekly one-hour sessions are typical, though this is flexible. The number of sessions depends greatly on what you want to achieve and how you and your counsellor choose to work together.

Our Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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Amanda Geddes

Amanda is the director of Therapeutic Axis. She is a highly empathic and experienced practitioner.

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Rolf Ruhl

Rolf’s empathy, understanding and skills have benefited a wide range of individuals and couples, facing concerns that include depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, communication problems and critical changes in life.

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Mandy Edkins

Mandy is a registered psychologist, providing counselling for individuals, couples, families, and workforces. Rebates available through medicare and private health funds. Bulk billing available for Medicare rebates.

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Mirna Tarabay

Mirna ia a counsellor, psychotherapist and educator who believes that counselling offers an opportunity to live a fuller, richer and more rewarding life and is not simply a response to illness or sadness. Mirna’s work respects what you know about your life and what you want to gain from your counselling experience.

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Catherine Forster

Catherine is a Registered Psychologist who provides individualised, strengths-focussed Counselling and Psychotherapy (Medicare Provider, rebate may cover all or most of fee)

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June Astey

June is a caring, empathic and non-judgmental clinician. June believes that the client is expert in their own lives and that with support and encouragement she can facilitate a deeper exploration of the individuals issues.

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Sally Tomkins

Sally Tomkins is a Psychologist who enjoys working in a collaborative, respectful and supportive way with those who consult her. While being trained in a number of approaches Sally has a particular interest in Narrative Therapy

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Jason Warne

Jason is a registered psychologist with over 17 years experience working with individuals, couples and families.

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Jenna Ross

Jenna is a Psychologist who values building effective and non-judgemental therapeutic relationships. Jenna has a particular interest in family systems, early childhood attachment.

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Michael Grunwald

Michael’s counselling skills are based on a unique constellation of formal training in Psychology, Counselling and Mediation combined with a wealth of life experience.

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Samira Sidhwani

Samira is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist specialising in a range of mental health issues in adults and teenagers.

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Moira Carmody PhD

Moira has a wide ranging background including 14 years as a front line social worker in community health, a large teaching hospital sexual assault service, and intellectual disability services as well as a senior policy advisor in women’s health in NSW Health.

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Alison Turner

Alison is a psychotherapist who did her training in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has provided therapy in a number of settings and has helped individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship problems, creative blocks, grief and loss.

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