Our Team Members

ABOUT OUR COUNSELLORS

BEFORE BOOKING

  • Think about your goals for counselling, and which counsellor might be a good match
     

  • Send an email to the counsellor you'd like to work with requesting an appointment
     

  • In the rare event you don't hear from your counsellor within 24 hours, please call us
     

  • Not sure who might be the right fit for you? Call us and we're happy to make a recommendation

INTAKE PROCESS

  • All initial appointments are a flat rate of $60 for individuals, or $70 for couples
     

  • 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!

IMPORTANT NOTES

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 manage their own scheduling and administration. Click on a profile below 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

All of our counsellors generously reduce their usual fees to provide affordable mental healthcare to our community. They do not receive government rebates or funding to provide their services.

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Catherine Robinson

She/her

Works with people to understand anxiety and overwhelm; identity and personal boundaries; understanding and reconnecting to what’s important to you (values); identifying unhelpful patterns of behaviour; and healing from pain. Offers support to parents when feeling stuck in challenges that come with everyday parenting.

Catherine is at Rough Patch on Tuesdays from 12-6pm.
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Xenia Demetriou

She/her

Works with people experiencing unsatisfying or high conflict relationships; communication difficulties; people experiencing dissatisfaction or difficulties at work; major life changes; cultural identity; self worth and self esteem; depression and anxiety; grief and loss; and understanding addictive behaviours. Speaks English or Greek.

Xenia is at Rough Patch on Saturdays from 3pm-6pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
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Lisa Barrett

She/Her

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 12-6pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
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Kimberley Lee

She/Her

WAITLIST ONLY - get in touch to be added to Kimberley's waitlist.
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 Wednesdays 3-6pm, Thursdays 9am-12pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
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Maria Bui

She/Her

Works with young people discovering their identity and life goals (ages 16 up); major life changes or transition periods; building resilience, self-esteem and confidence; building healthy relationships; people from diverse cultural backgrounds and those navigating generational-cultural differences, family issues or conflicts. Uses talk therapy and creative processes. Can work with Vietnamese speaking clients.

Maria is at Rough Patch on Thursdays 3-6pm and Fridays 12-3pm.
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Aga Kolaczkowski

She/her

Works with people experiencing relationship or relational issues; people contemplating separation or divorce; people experiencing changes in meaningful relationships; life changes; and grief, loss, illness or death.

Aga is at Rough Patch on Thursdays from 12pm-3pm.
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Julia Ellis

She/Her

WAITLIST ONLY - get in touch to be added to Julia's waitlist.
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
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Susanne Dick

She/Her

WAITLIST ONLY - get in touch to be added to Susanne's waitlist.
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.
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Katrina English

She/her

Works with young people (age 14 and up) and adults who experience low mood, anxiety, or have difficulties managing intense emotions; people who struggle with compulsive behaviours; people who have experienced challenging life events and painful early life experiences; and workplace issues.

Katrina is at Rough Patch on Wednesdays from 12pm-3pm and Saturdays from 12pm-3pm
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Vanessa Harnischmacher

She/Her

Works with individuals and 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.
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Rachel Roberts

She/Her

WAITLIST ONLY - get in touch to be added to Rachel's waitlist.
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 Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm and is also available for Zoom sessions.
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Nell Campbell

She/Her

WAITLIST ONLY - get in touch to be added to Nell's waitlist.
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.