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I'm a qualified counsellor who is passionate about
supporting people to find ways of managing issues including:

Anxiety
Depression
Low self-esteem and confidence
Creative blocks
Work and study stress
Difficult times and stages in life

Gab Tydd Therapy | ABN 24 435 751 496

Photo © Simon Kennedy, 2018

Photo © Simon Kennedy, 2018

My background

I'm a professionally qualified counsellor who has also taught and practised as a designer for many years. With this background, I'm able to draw on a unique skill set to offer my clients both talk and non-verbal ways of working together.

My approach

My way of working prioritises helping you to find what you need, rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

I’m a Person-centred therapist. This means that I work in a way that is accepting of each person’s unique identity and life experiences. I believe that we are experts of our own lives so I see my role as a facilitator who can encourage and support clients to find their own solutions – without judging or offering advice.

For many people it can be helpful to talk through problems in a confidential space with a professional, objective and non-judgemental listener.

Some of my clients have also found it useful to express themselves and explore issues using a combination of talking and non-verbal art tools. They are often surprised when art gives a problem a visible form and shape.

I’ve been trained to work using an Integrative approach. This means that I’ve learned skills from different therapy modalities and can work using two or more approaches. The benefits are that I can be more responsive to individual needs, interests and treatment preferences. 

Clients have described my approach as 'calm', 'non-judgemental' and 'encouraging'. I'm passionate about helping people to express themselves and their needs more effectively, to be seen and heard, and to live life courageously.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & QUALIFICATIONS

Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Graduate Diploma of Counselling (ACAP)
Master of Design (UWS)

 

Issues I can support you with

Anxiety
Depression
Low self-esteem and confidence
Creative blocks
Work and study stress
Difficult times and stages in life

How I work

Person-centred Therapy
Integrative therapy
Mindfulness-based therapies
Art-as-therapy

Contact Me

You can contact me using this confidential form. In the message field describe why you’ve contacted me (eg, 'I'm interested to find out about counselling').

Or you can book a free 15-minute introductory phone call to help you decide if you’ll make an appointment:

You can also send me a text message with your name and a brief description about why you've contacted me, and I'll get back to you within
24 hours: 0403 012 937

Name *
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Location

My practice is based in Newtown, Sydney. It's close to Newtown Station and has good access to buses:

Dr Earth Wellness Centre
287-289 King St
Newtown NSW 2042

I also offer Skype sessions.

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Current offers

I’m currently offering up to three, 1-hour sessions (by donation) for people who are retired or unemployed.*

If you’re interested to find out more or would like to make a booking, you can call me on 0403 012 937 for a no-obligation, introductory phone call.

You can also go directly to the bookings page and make an appointment. I will contact you before your appointment to organise a free, 15-minute introductory phone call to get a sense about why you are contacting me (e.g., I’m interested to find out more about counselling).

* This offer is valid between August 1 and September 30, 2019

Helpful links

This section contains a list of links and resources that you might find interesting or helpful...

What is a counsellor and what is counselling?

I regularly find that people are often unclear about what counsellors do, and how they work. Here are a couple of links to information that might provide you with some answers.

http://www.pacfa.org.au/community-resources/faqs-community/
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/counsellors
Better Health Victoria

In case of emergencies...

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health emergency you should call the Mental Health Line
1800 011 511 (24 hours). If you're unsure about the type of emergency, call 000.

Other help lines are:

Photo © Gab Tydd, 2019

Photo © Gab Tydd, 2019

Frequently asked questions…

What is a counsellor, and what does a counsellor do?

This is a question that I am often asked by family, friends and people I meet socially. Here are a couple of articles that have already been written to explain this:

http://www.pacfa.org.au/community-resources/faqs-community/
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/counsellor

How long is a counselling session?

One hour, including the first session. 

What are your fees?

I charge $120 for a standard one-hour session.
I also offer a student rate of $80 per session.

Do you offer Skype sessions?

Yes, although it's helpful to meet face-to-face for the first session.

How many sessions will I need?

This will vary depending on your needs and situation, and is something that we discuss at the end of the first session. There's no one-size-fits all – it's different for each person.