Online Psychotherapy, Counselling & Clinical Supervision now available!

For more information or to schedule an online consult please contact Nerida on 0408 024 308.

Hello & Welcome

Nerida Dunkerley has a wealth of knowledge, therapeutic expertise and training with over 30 years working as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor.  As a therapist she has a passion to help, guide and mentor clients turn their life around and live life to their full potential.

Specialising in individual counselling, psychotherapy, relationship/couples counselling, addictions, premarital counselling and clinical supervision.  Her empathetic, non-judgmental approach enables us to openly explore your concerns in life and help you find long term solutions to ensure greater value and satisfaction in life.


Schedule an initial consultation online by clicking the button above
or contact me by phone on: 0408 024 308

Ready to seek Counselling?

Are you trying to make changes in your life, frustrated with your attempt of happiness, feeling unmotivated?

Make the first step in your healing journey today and schedule a consultation.

As your therapist, Nerida’s goal is to ensure you have a warm environment, integrating approaches individualised to each client. During the session, she utilises a strength-based perspective thus helping you find your voice, feel more empowered and in collaboration with you, your partner or family members to develop a treatment plan and discover the resources you can draw from to move forward.

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you with:

  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career struggles
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Depression
  • Distress tolerance skills
  • Family crisis
  • Grief and loss
  • Improved emotion regulation
  • Improving communication skills
  • Increased interpersonal effectiveness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mood regulation
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital therapy
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress management

Working with individuals, Nerida integrates a solution focused and proactive approach empowering clients to work through their life challenges positively.

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you transform your life emerging from therapy feeling stronger, empowered and more self-aware.

Nerida offers different types of counselling and psychotherapy methods.  View the Counselling and Psychotherapy page for more information.

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In relationships a variety of struggles and challenges can arise such as; sexual & intimacy concerns, identity & role conflict, how you communicate with each other, infidelity, jealousy, parenting styles, dependence vs. independence, and finances, etc.

Nerida works with a strong team approach assisting individuals and couples to work through the relationship issues in a safe haven allowing for open discussion without fear, judgement or retribution.

Nerida’s therapeutic approach is based on the “John Gottman method”, which combines the knowledge and wisdom of forty years of research.  This method helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships.

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Nerida is an addiction specialist with over 30 years of experience working with men and women in recovery from a variety of addictions such as: drugs, gambling, sex, alcohol, internet, and more.

Nerida is passionate about assisting her clients to maintain abstinence and live a life they did not believe possible. Nerida recognises the challenges of addiction recovery and the resistance that comes with the process of changing habits throughout many stages of treatment including the courageous first step of reaching out for help.  It is easy to sink back into the habit of addiction, choose to make your recovery the resolution of your life!

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective therapy used for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other traumatic events.  EMDR therapy is a recognised psychotherapy approach with a focus on resolving unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts or behaviours allowing the brain to resume to it’s natural healing process.

This therapy is effective for those who struggle to talk about their past experiences and can be tailored to process past events and resolve related psychological condition/s.

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Clinical Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapist & Students

Supervision is a crucial process in ongoing professional development and personal growth of a mental health practitioner.  Supervision is a collaborative endeavour between two or more professionals, the broad aims of which may be seen as the enhancement of clinical practice, the improvement of administrative functions related to practice, and the provision of personal support to the practitioner. The aim of course is to improve the service that you are providing to your clients.

Individual and group clinical supervision available!

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Nerida's clients emerge from counselling sessions feeling feel stronger, empowered, and self-aware. This ultimately enhances their ability to connect on a more intimate level in all interpersonal relationships.

For more information or to book an appointment phone Nerida on 0408 024 308 or complete the form below.

Emergency Contacts

If you are in Sydney, in an emergency situation or you urgently need support please call the following numbers:

13 11 14
(24 hours / 7 days a week)

Salvo Care Line
(02) 9331 6000

Central Sydney Mental Health Crisis Team
1800 636 825

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention
1300 363 622

Mensline Australia
1300 789 978

1300 224 636
(24 hours / 7 days a week)