My Experience

I have been a psychotherapist specialising in addictions and trauma since 1989.

I have had clients from all walks of life, from people just like you, to unemployed and homeless people, addicts, trauma survivors, adopted and fostered children, and out of control teens, to C Level executives, athletes, parents, and celebrities. What they have all had in common, is a sincere desire to get well, and live an expanded life which they can enjoy and be free of their mental health issues.

I have lived and worked in the United States and Australia. I worked in low fee/no fee agencies, private practice, government child protection and in inpatient and outpatient drug/alcohol mental health rehabilitation centres.

I have been in private practice in Sydney, Australia since 2002.

My consultation services are always highly confidential and discreet.


My Training

I am

MATES is a simple and empowering program to develop presence, and improve balance and regulation in your nervous system and brain.
MATES Skills empower you to to help yourself regulate your emotions and thoughts so you can manage your life better. We found that using this as a first step has improved the recovery rates of all our clients.

MATES – Simple Regulation Skills for Not-So-Simple Lives.


My Academic Qualifications

Psy D  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MA in Counselling Psychology and Spiritual Psychology
BA in Psychology specialising in Chemical Dependency Counselling

The Professional organisations I belong to

PACFA # 20556 Psychotherapists And Counsellors Federation of Australia
CAPA #28482 Counsellors And Psychotherapists Association, Australia
LMFT #36667 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California, USA

ISTSS International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
EMDRAA Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Australia Assn



Email: info@abeles.consulting