At Anna McDonald Psychology, we are committed to building a genuine and grounded practice, to create a collaborative and honest place for communication to achieve your goals.
I have extensive background as a registered psychologist for over 10 years in public and private sectors including defence, Workers Compensation and forensic settings (namely juvenile justice).
My approach to counselling is client directed and is dependent on your needs and goals. I can be very practical and solution focused or more responsive, caring and empathic depending on what you determine your needs are at initial assessment. I have a keen interest in working with couples and families as I believe that good relationships can be central to psychological and physical wellbeing. I have a special interest in sexual intimacy, trust, conflict and communication issues. My warm, caring approach and respectful non-judgemental manner helps provide a trusting, safe and collaborative environment to do this. I utilise cognitive- behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and some components of positive psychology.
I have been involved in quite extensive research and education with some of the most advanced specialists in this field and we developed relationship and family counselling as an integral part of a pain management program as we found this could have more impact on the rehabilitation of somebody’s injury than working with the client alone.
I am particularly passionate and committed to assisting couples develop skills and the necessary resilience to tackle life problems. I like challenging presentations, particularly given my forensic background.
Our Initial and Standard Consultation fees are $235/hr inside of office hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) and $255/hr outside of office hours. Cancellations not made outside a 24 hour window will be charged full price. This insures we can We accept private healthcare funds from BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, Medibank Private and Mediplan.
We are open 7 days a week!
This pricing is indicative only. Actual fees may vary based on the treatment received during the appointment, and if you have preferred provider private health insurance.
Conveniently located on Dowling Street in Woollloomooloo, we are easily accessible to those who live or work in Potts Point and surrounding areas, including Elizabeth Bay, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Sydney, Sydney CBD, North Sydney, Potts Point, Newtown, Bondi Junction, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Cremorne Point, Point Piper, Ultimo, The Rocks and Kings Cross. We are a short 5-minute walk from Kings Cross Station. There is street parking available for those who prefer to drive. Once a booking has been made, please message our contact number for the code to the door.