Network



The Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy is involved with providing specialised training for counsellors and therapists in individual and couple work, using an Emotionally Focused approach. The training in Emotionally Focused Work first began in 1987 under the auspices of the Counselling Training Centre (NSW), prior to the programmes being accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). There have been many practitioners in the counselling and therapy field who have been trainers in this approach. Since the accreditation of the courses, counsellors and therapists are now able to complete a Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate in Emotionally Focused Work. As it is a recognised modality, there is now a network of counsellors and therapists in Sydney who, in addition to their other specialised training, have integrated Emotionally Focused Work in their practice. Please feel free to contact these practitioners for any further information.


  • Below is a list of counsellors/therapists who work using an Emotionally Focused approach. They are recommended by the faculty and meet the requirements for continuing professional development in Emotionally Focused work. This is not an exhaustive list, they are current or past training staff, or practitioners who hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Each person on the list may not be available on contact to provide Emotionally Focused services. For a brief biography, you may click on any of the names that are underlined.


  • Locality Key:
  • ACT - Australian Capital Territory
  • BM - Blue Mountains NSW
  • CBD - Central Sydney Business District
  • CC - Central NSW Coast
  • ES - Eastern Sydney Suburbs
  • IW - Inner Western Sydney
  • NS - Northern Sydney Suburbs
  • QLD - Queensland
  • SS - Southern Sydney Suburbs & Southern Highlands
  • WS - Western Sydney Suburbs


  • Locality Name Suburb Work Number
    NS Kerrie Bannister DeeWhy/North Curl Curl 0414 677 759
    CBD Jeremy Barbouttis Sydney CBD 0423 050 680
    IW Helen Blake Strathfield 0418 467 196
    WS David Bridges North Parramatta 0415 752 544
    IW Joy Cassidy Glebe 0409 909 547
    IW Lisa Champion Pyrmont 0408 460 518
    WS Lidia Chehade Blacktown 0422 958 576
    NS Debbie Christov Narrabeen 0416 058 897
    IW Kym Clyant Glebe 0402 353 612
    SS Kay Djoeandy Gymea 0414 669 183
    SS Connie Easterbrook Sutherland Shire 0423 315 902
    NS/WS Jenny FitzGerald Oatlands 0403 987 802
    BM Jill Gannon Springwood (02) 4751 4154
    ES Helen Golding Randwick 0412 774 170
    NS Jo Gore Ultimo / Manly 0412 004 764
    IW Maria Gray Annandale 0408 255 506
    IW Sarah Joy Glebe 0434 263 138
    ACT Anna Kamarul Deakin (02) 6122 7100
    NS Jennie Lakos Narrabeen (02) 9972 0141
    SS Sue Olds Nowra 0416 296 985
    CC Sophia Schalekamp Gosford (02) 4325 9666
    SS Dawn Smith Enfield 0418 954 804
    NS Michelle Sparkes Manly 0419 637 188
    IW Clare Stapleton Annandale / Glebe 0419 467 464
    IW Leonie Stewart-Weeks Drummoyne 0438 412 667
    WS Steve Sutton Parramatta 0414 651 765
    SS Kim Taylor Caringbah (02) 9525 5823
    IW Dr. Toni Tidswell Annandale 0467 557 418
    IW Yasmine Wahab Glebe 0407 494 121
    IW Dr. Michelle Webster Annandale (02) 9552 2977
    CC Allison Wiseman The Entrance 0438 692 257
    NS Iris Yip Macquarie Park 0435 453 015