Our practice has been serving the Ryde and surrounding districts for the last 8 years. Director, Dr Margo Orum, has 18 years experience as a psychologist. Her first 10 years were spent in private practice as a sole practitioner, then in 2010 started this business.
Gradually over the following 8 years she assembled a team of highly dedicated practitioners, most of whom have, individually, more than 7 + years of experience.
The practice has doubled in size over the last 4 years, despite (or in some ways, because of the impetus of) having to move location twice since 2010, due to various development activities in the area. We started out at Victoria Road, Gladesville in June 2010, moved to Jordan Street, Gladesville in November 2012, and finally found a much more spacious home in the Putney Village Medical Centre in Ryde, in December of 2015.
We currently have 6 psychologists, and due to the rising demand for help with relationship issues in particular, we also have a psychotherapist/family counsellor who sees mainly couples, families and teenagers in distress.
It is clear to us that relationship problems often overlap with concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma / PTSD, bipolar disorder, problems with drinking or drugs, and more general life direction concerns – and many of those who come along for help experience a combination of these issues. Click here for more details of all the various issues we treat.
We are delighted that we now feel very much an integral part of the pleasant downtown Putney Village, a growing healing hub in the Ryde district, with plenty of surrounding cafes and coffee shops and easy parking.
You will find our rooms at:
Suite 9, Level 1, Medical Centre, 227 Morrison Road, Ryde NSW 2112
To make an appointment, call 1300 739 531
How We Work
After you book your first session with our friendly phone team, your psychologist will call you to introduce herself/himself, so that you will have a brief chance to touch base before the day.
On arrival at our rooms, you fill out a registration form and your psychologist will collect you from the waiting room.
In your first session we will be mainly getting to know you, asking what prompted you to come along, and what you want out of your sessions together. We are all good listeners and experienced at finding the best approach to suit your unique needs.
We all use a range of different therapeutic approaches, usually in combination, according to your needs. However our core understanding is that the therapeutic relationship is all-important, and vital to establish if we are to serve you best.
We usually work with people for 6 – 12 sessions, while some come for a year or two. Sessions may be weekly, fortnightly or sometimes in the later stages, monthly. It all depends on the level of complexity and what will be most helpful.
The decision about how many sessions is always made in collaboration with you, and is ultimately always your choice.
What Motivates Us To Do This Work?
Why do we do what we do? Because we love helping people change and grow to find a stronger, better version of themselves.
Most of the problems we all experience are variations of what we might call “the human condition” – life can be difficult!
We will listen to you and let you tell your story. And then we will join with you and walk alongside you in your journey of recovery, as a companion who can offer expert assistance along the way. Most importantly, we help you access and identify your most authentic inner values, and move towards living by them more directly.
When you are able to access and live by your authentic self and values, life just naturally becomes healthier and happier.
Let us help you discover the strength within yourself to get more enjoyment, passion and excitement out of life.
Our mission is to make a better world – one relationship at a time.