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Welcome. We look forward to serving you.

All of us at Open Sky Psychology do what we do because we love helping people change and grow to find a stronger, better version of themselves.

You may book in with most of our practitioners face to face, or for online sessions, if that is your preference.

All of the staff at our rooms are fully vaccinated. Due to personal health reasons, a couple of our staff offer only online sessions to those who remain unvaccinated. However we are a large team, and if you prefer face to face sessions, you will have a choice of seeing one of the other team members.

If you have Covid symptoms, we ask you to convert your face to face booking to an online one, while your symptoms persist.

We greatly appreciate your co-operation in this.

If you need to switch to an online session, just call or email our reception team. They will get a message to your practitioner.

Some background on us

We believe that most of the personal problems we all experience in life are simply varying degrees of what we might call “the human condition”.

We will assist you to access and identify your most authentic inner values, because there can be great comfort when you connect with them. It also helps you to start moving in a direction that feels right for you.

You can scroll down to see our team, or you will find more details on them, and their areas of interest, on the Our Team page.

Whatever may be your challenge, it helps to be aware, take care, and go kindly.

Meet Our Team

As you can see, we have a number of therapists, all of whom can help with the main “human condition” issues of anxiety, depression and various forms of complex stress. For full details on the specific range of issues each of our practitioners works with, please visit the Our Team page. And for a comprehensive list of all the issues we treat at our practice, visit the Services page. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to work towards a better quality of life.

Nathan

Nathan Sakiris

Clinical Director / Clinical Psychologist AMACPA

Christine Kim

Psychologist, MAPS

Vishmi

Vishmi De Silva

Counsellor and Psychotherapist, PACFA

pj menon

PJ (Puja) Menon

Psychologist

Sandip Bhattacharjee

Psychologist, MAPS, EMDRAA

Sylvia Chen

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist, PACFA

Mark de Tullio

Psychologist, MAPS

Melanie Townsend

Melanie Townsend

Senior Social Worker (Mental Health Accredited)

Dr. Jacky Wan

Clinical Psychologist, MAPS

Emili Boschi

Senior Psychologist, MAPS

Dr. Margo Orum

Principal Psychologist, MAPS

Issues We Work With

Anxiety

Anxiety takes many different forms, but always at the heart of anxiety is a feeling that “I can’t cope, or I can’t handle it!”. The antidote is to learn that you can indeed be flexible and resourceful in the face of uncertainty.

Depression

Depression, like Anxiety, is a sign that “you are not happy with yourself or the way things are” (loss of interest, no meaning, what’s the point?). Throughout human history, a great many people have felt like this and recovered.

Relationship Counselling

Relationships are your emotional home. When things are not feeling comfortable in your relationships, the quality of your life, work and play can be compromised. Come along by yourself, or with others.

Trauma

Traumatic experiences are those that have disrupted our sense of safety in the world or relationships, eg. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual abuse, bullying, war.

Bipolar Disorder

If you have Bipolar Disorder, you have come to the right place, because at Ryde/Gladesville we understand this illness very well. We specialise in helping people with bipolar, and over the last 15 years have helped many hundreds of people to learn how to manage it,

Eating Disorders

Our approach to Eating Disorders is to see them as an extension of the range of “human condition” problems of relationships and quality of life, where anxiety and depression have taken a particular form.

Stress

Stress is almost unavoidable these days. It is built into everything we do – the speed of work and home life, the pressures on relationships, and the seeming impossibility of taking sufficient time out to relax and unwind.

Addictions

When you have an addiction, whether it may be alcohol, drugs, smoking, gambling, sex, the internet or porn, you find that you no longer run your life – your addiction does.

What Motivates Us To Do This Work?

All of our team share in common a deep interest in what makes us all tick.  We know there is more to the human condition than the downsides. We just love being there to see the transformations!

We are privileged to witness the journeys that people make when they move out of the bad times and make a better life for themselves. It is rewarding to see people embracing change, and creating new paths in life with more satisfaction, vigor and inner peace.

How We Work And What To Expect

We are well practiced at keeping an open mind as we listen to your story.  Our training (6+ years to become a psychologist) helps us recognise some of the things that may be contributing to, say, anxiety or depression or relationship problems, and we will join with you to help you find the best possible way out of those problems.

We help you test-run new ways of seeing, interpreting or “being” that honour your underlying sense of self.  Together we generate options for change that you may previously not have considered, and when you are ready, we encourage you to take the necessary steps to a more satisfying life. Our goal is to help you follow your dreams and act in accordance with your most cherished values.

Frequently Asked Questions

Practice Opening Hours2024-02-23T06:53:53+00:00

Monday – Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturdays: 8am to 4pm

 

Phone Team Available Hours2024-04-13T03:57:03+00:00

Monday – Friday:  8am – 5pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm

What types or modalities of Counselling and Therapy do you use?2018-07-05T06:29:49+00:00

Like many psychologists, we select from a range of therapeutic approaches, according to what mix seems best to serve the needs of each client.

This may include Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness techniques, and Motivational Interviewing.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2018-07-05T06:36:40+00:00

Yes. Our friendly Practice Manager will be happy to explain to you in plain English how rebates work. Ph 1300 739 531.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-07-05T06:28:40+00:00

Yes, absolutely, within the limits of the law. Exceptions are when a person may be an immediate risk to themselves or others. Talk with your psychologist about the limits of confidentiality if you have any concerns.

How to Find Us?2018-07-05T06:29:49+00:00

Suite 9, Level 1, Medical Centre, 227 Morrison Road, Ryde NSW 2112

We are part of the greater Ryde City Council region. See the Contact Us map.

Questions? Call us on (02) 9053 76212020-04-25T11:24:25+00:00

Most questions are better answered by our friendly phone team, who can give you more of the particular details you are after. Our phones are answered by a person (not an answering machine) during the following hours;

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm.

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