Our Team Members
ABOUT OUR COUNSELLORS
All Rough Patch counsellors manage their own scheduling and administration. Click on a profile to read more and send an email enquiry. In the rare event you don't hear from a counsellor within 24 hours, please call us on 02 7226 0809
Think about your goals for counselling, and which counsellor might be a good match
Pick more than one counsellor, just in case they have a long waitlist
Send an email to the counsellor/s you'd like to work with - they'll be in touch within 24 hours.
In the rare event you don't hear from your counsellor within 24 hours, call us on 02 7226 0809 - there may be an email problem!
Due to our counsellor's busy schedules, they cannot do intakes over the phone
Your intake session will include discussing what supports you need, your goals for counselling, and to decide whether your counsellor is a good match for you
If you decide that the fit isn't right, you can ask to be referred to someone else - no offence will be taken!
Not sure who might be the right fit for you? Give us a call on 02 7226 0809 and we're happy to help
There are some people that our counsellors can't work with - not because we don't want to, but because we want you to have the best possible care.
If you currently experience domestic violence, are having a mental health crisis, are experiencing severe substance dependency issues, or other acute crises, we can't provide you with the level of support you deserve. However, we will use your initial appointment to connect you with places that specialise in these issues, so you can get the best possible care.
All Rough Patch counsellors have at the minimum a graduate-level university degree, are registered with a professional association, and carry insurance to practice. They also attend regular training, professional development, and clinical supervision to ensure they provide you with the best support possible.
Works with individuals to unpack relationship patterns and family dynamics; understanding painful events from the past; setting boundaries and effective communication; issues with self-esteem and confidence. Often uses art and creative therapies.
Nell is at Rough Patch on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm.
Works with people who are struggling with self esteem, working to understand painful experiences, going through life transitions, unpacking sexuality and gender, or healing their relationship with food and their body.
Julia is at Rough Patch on Thursdays 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm
Works with grief and loss; depression, anxiety and stress; self esteem issues; relationship difficulties; and life transitions.
Lisa is at Rough Patch on Saturdays from 9am-6pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
Works with couples, relationships, healing from infidelity and separation; family conflict around parenting; self-esteem issues; stress and anxiety; grief and loss; the impact of past painful experiences; and navigating difficult life stages.
Laetitia is at Rough Patch on Thursdays from 12pm-3pm and is also available for Zoom sessions
Works with individuals navigating racial trauma; people from diverse cultural backgrounds; LGBTQIAPK+ people; people with diverse bodies and navigating body-related difficulties; people experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness; and those wanting to learn about radical self-care. Uses art therapy and talk therapy.
Kirthana is at Rough Patch on Tuesdays from 12pm-6pm.
Works with people who are single or dating, and relationships; LGBTQIAPK+ people; people who work in the sex industry; understanding addictive behaviours; life transitions; career and workplace issues; depression and anxiety; young people (14+ years old).
Kimberley is at Rough Patch on Tuesdays 3pm-6pm,
Wednesdays 3-6pm, Thursdays 9am-12pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
NOT CURRENTLY TAKING CLIENTS Works with women's issues; anxiety and depression; relationship issues; parenting and family issues and workplace issues.
Jen is at Rough Patch on Tuesdays from 9am-12pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
Works with anxiety and depression; existential and life questions; life crises and transitions; personal growth; dealing with painful experiences from the past; and relationship issues.
Susanne is at Rough Patch on Fridays from 12pm-6pm.
Works with couples, relationship and family issues, and separation; parenting; illness and chronic illness; grief and loss; work and career issues; and life changes.
Vanessa is at Rough Patch on Fridays 9am-12pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
Works with people who experience disordered eating and body image difficulties; people wanting to recover from chronic dieting and find peace with food; people experiencing body dysphoria due to appearance, gender or sexuality; LGBTQIAPK+ people; and understanding difficult experiences from the past.
Rachel is at Rough Patch on Fridays from 12pm-6pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
Works with stress, anxiety and depression; relationship challenges; work, career and studying issues; cultural/migrant challenges; young adults; and other life stressors.