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Solutions Chatswood Practitioners

   Vicky Hamey

M Couns, Grad Dip Couns, Dip Teach, CM CCAA, IARPP

Vicky Hamey

Vicky is an experienced counsellor who is skilled in the one-to-one dynamics of individual therapy with a psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapeutic framework. She also offers counselling for couples and families who are distressed or are seeking to achieve more satisfying relationships. The breadth of her experience is extensive, ranging from the treatment of anxieties, depression, addictions, codependency and issues relating to self esteem and spirituality.

Vicky is a PACFA registered supervisor and counsellor.

Vicky is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For an appointment with Vicky call 0409 926 904  or email

   Lyn Abery

Dip Psychotherapy(ANZAP), Grad Dip Couns (Hons), Dip Ad Ed, CM CCAA, IARPP, Mental Health Course

Lyn Abery

Lyn is a skilled analytic psychodynamic psychotherapist with 20 years experience of working with many different types of people. Her special interest is helping people with low self esteem, early childhood trauma and deficits, anxiety, loneliness, grief, depression, deep fears and relationship issues. Lynís caring approach and sound therapeutic skills allow her to provide intuitive, sensitive and empathic psychotherapy that will enable each person to gain insight and understanding that will promote growth and healing in their life and relationships.

For an appointment with Lyn call 0402 087 127  or email

   Ros Knight

BSc (Psychology), M Psych (Clinical), Dip Hyp, Cert Ad Ed, MAPS 

Ros Knight

Ros is an endorsed clinical psychologist with 20 years experience offering evidence based interventions to remediate the mental and emotional suffering of clients who have diagnosable disorders. She is also an endorsed counselling psychologist, offering counselling services to individuals and couples, designed to assist people with identity, self-esteeem and relationship issues. For those wanting to develop their future, Ros offers coaching to set life long goals in areas such as career direction, and managing health issues such as weight and exercise. Ros is a registered Medicare practitioner.

For an appointment with Ros call 0411 152 999  or email

   Chris Ling

MA, MSc(Bus), Grad Dip Couns, FIE, FIMC, MCDAA

Chris Ling

Chris is the Director of Career Solutions Chatswood which provides career guidance, coaching and career choice; job change and job search strategies; applications and resumes; interview coaching; life coaching and business mentoring. He brings to his practice maturity, cultural sensitivity and a breadth of business and life experience. His aim is to help people to achieve their career and life goals. Chris employs integrated coaching, counselling and career direction techniques and relevant psychometric career guidance instruments.

For an appointment with Chris call 0451 074 501  or email

   Choon-Hwa Lim

MA Psych (hons), PhD (Culture & Commun), MAPS

Choon-Hwa Lim

Choon-Hwa is a psychologist and Medicare provider of focussed psychological services for well-being, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or depression which may or may not be associated with self-esteem, identity, relationship and/or workplace issues. She is experienced in crisis intervention and migrant issues including loneliness, parenting and employment. With extensive industry experience, Choon-Hwa has a distinct advantage in offering counselling for career direction to students and adults, coaching for job search, and retirement planning. She has a passion for preventative mental health initiatives.

For an appoinment with Choon-Hwa call 0411 308 996  or email

   Derek Leung

M Couns, BPharm, GM CCAA

Derek Leung

Derek has 20 years of experience in primary health care and holds a master degree in counselling and a bachelor in pharmacy. This combination gives Derek a unique skill set that allows him to treat clients holistically. Derekís passion is in walking with people through their struggles on their unique journey to healing and wholeness. He understands that counselling is more than a clinical exercise, it is an art underpinned by empathy, relationship and evidence-based science. When clients comes to talk to Derek they know they are treated with respect, professionalism and warmth. For more information visit: Khaya Christian Counselling.

Derek is PACFA registered.

For an appointment with Derek call 0416 059 457  or email

   Diane Porter

M Couns, BMin, GM CCAA

Diane Porter

Working with couples and individuals, Diane brings a wealth of personal and life experience to her counselling practice. Using an integrative therapeutic approach Diane provides purpose, sensitivity and genuine empathy for her clients. She works with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, emotional distress, trauma, grief and loss and personal and relationship issues. Having lived overseas she also understands the complexities of living and working cross culturally. For more information visit: Diane Cares.

Diane is PACFA registered.

For an appointment with Diane call 0402 944 020  or email

   Melanie Ambrose

BSc(Psych), Grad Dip Christian Couns, LLB, Grad Dip Legal Practice, Grad Dip FDRP

Melanie Ambrose

Melanie is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner who provides mediation for separated couples who are having trouble reaching agreement on issues such as child custody or property settlements. Melanie's training in psychology, counselling and law provides her with a unique understanding of both the emotional motivations and the legal implications facing separated couples. She is accredited with the Attorney-Generals department and therefore able to issue section 60i certificates where required. Working with a mediator enables clients to save money on legal fees, and importantly, to retain control of the process and decide on the outcome themselves.

Melanie is available during the week and also some Saturdays. For an appointment with Melanie call 0435 477 087 or email .

   Wendy Schuster

M Couns, Grad Cert Couns, Dip G Design, GM CCAA No 83078

Wendy provides counselling and therapy for individuals and couples. She is experienced in working with a variety of emotional, relational and psychological issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, substance misuse, addiction, anger, recovering from abuse or trauma, and relationship issues. Her approach integrates IPT, EFT and draws from a range of other therapies to suit the individual. She works flexibly with clients to create a safe space to explore issues and listens with empathy, understanding, and confidentiality. For more information visit: Wendy Schuster Counselling & Therapy

For an appointment with Wendy call 0416 451 157 or email

   Brenda Stevenson

M Couns, Grad Dip Couns, Grad Dip Dance Therapy, B Psy Sc (Cand), CM CCAA

Brenda has been practicing as a counsellor/psychotherapist for 14 years using a holistic approach to help clients gain self awareness through deeper exploration of experiences, thoughts, feelings, memories and behaviour. Her skills include working with trauma, abuse, body-related issues, anxiety, depression, separation, and grief and loss. She offers specialised help for people returning to study including managing the study load and pressures of assignments and examinations.

Brenda is PACFA registered.

For an appointment with Brenda call 0410 606 427 or email

   Lilian Gower

Lilian Gower

Lilian is passionate about strengthening families. As a relationship counsellor and family therapist, she will work with you to identify strategies to recover the joy in relating when navigating change has been challenging. Also trained as an occupational therapist, she can facilitate awareness and conversations about individualsí unique way of processing their world, and how to care for each otherís specific needs. As a mental health practitioner, she can help parents to identify where depression and anxiety have impacted on children, and use evidence-based family focussed interventions. Lilian is a Medicare provider available for appointments on Mondays and Saturdays.

For an appointment with Lilian call 0404 241 086  or email

   Steve James

Adv Dip Couns, Adv Dip Comm Serv Work, MACA

Steve James

Steve is a skilled and sensitive counsellor who has overcome depression, anxiety and mental illness in his own life. His personal insight enables him to empathically work with clients to overcome problems and become emotionally and mentally healthy. Steve is especially interested in working with clients who feel isolated and lonely or who may have lost hope in their life because of the issues they struggle with. Steve seeks to help grow a personís belief in themself and their ability to more than just manage but to manage life well and bring fresh hope and vision to achieve emotional and mental health for the future.

For an appointment with Steve call 0403 914 556  or email


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