Why Choose To Go To Counselling?

Counselling is not just for mental health problems, it’s also useful for things like relationship problems, difficult life events and behavioural problems.

Having someone to talk to, who is there specifically to listen to you talk about your feelings, is invaluable to so many people.

Often people find solace in talking to friends or family, but for many people, this can actually be a barrier to openly and honestly discussing your issues.

Many people feel more comfortable talking to a trained professional that can be offered through counselling services.

The counsellor is essentially a stranger that will listen to you without judgement. Counsellors are used to talking about almost any subject or taboo under the sun, so there’s nothing you need to feel too embarrassed or ashamed to talk about.

We offer a wide range of services to meet our diverse community.

Why go to Counselling

  • You’re experiencing unexpected mood swings.
  • You’re undergoing a big change.
  • You’re having harmful thoughts.
  • You’re withdrawing from things that used to bring you joy.
  • You’re feeling isolated or alone.
  • You’re using a substance to cope with issues in your life.
  • Being helped to understand how childhood issues currently impact on your relationships and emotional well being.
  • You feel like you’ve lost control.
  • Your relationships feel strained.
  • Your sleeping patterns are off.
  • You just feel like you need to talk to someone.

Our Team

Paula Barham

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked with teenagers, single adults, couples and parents for almost thirty years. I have travelled far and appreciated many cultures and many faiths.

My medical background is in cardiac physiology so I understand the challenge illness can have on our mental health. Whilst working in the medical field I have always had a passion to pursue studies in Psychotherapy. I pursued further studies and completed Dip in Counselling.

My clients and friends often ask where I gather my energy from to be so other’s centred. For me to be concerned and caring about someone else's welfare, I have to first be kind to myself. I must be considerate to my own mental health and do my best to remove all bias. This allows me to care without judgement and open the door for my clients to find solutions to their life’s dilemmas.

Whatever background a person is from, they experience an immediate warmth and honesty from me. They feel comfortable and loved to immediately be open with what’s on their mind. My clients go away inspired to look at life from a better perspective, inspired to change, inspired that their life can be positively different.

 Sydney Wide Counselling Services
 Sydney Wide Counselling Services



Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I pay for my an hour and a half session? We charge $110 for an hour and a half session.

0405 192 179