Individuals

Individuals

Individual Counselling – helps individuals to manage personal issues and mental health concerns as well as to explore strategies for change

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Conflict
Couples

Couples

Couple Therapy - helps couples navigate new ways to communicate and strengthen relationships

  • Infidelity
  • Poor Communication
  • Intimacy Concerns
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Ambivalence
  • Relationship Strengthening
  • Pre-marriage Counselling
Families

Families

Family Therapy - helps families have robust, open discussions in a supportive and safe environment.

  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Violence
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Illness and Disability
  • Separation and Divorce

If you answer 'Yes' to any of the following questions, we can help you!

  • Are you struggling with personal relationships?
  • Do you feel that you are not able to achieve your personal goals?
  • Are you seeking to improve your mental health?
  • Would you like to experience greater connection with your partner?
  • Are you experiencing stress in your personal or work life?
  • Is your family in need of help to work through challenges?

Sydney Therapy Connection offers professional counselling and therapy services in a safe and supportive environment. At Sydney Therapy Connection you can expect a caring and non-judgmental approach to whatever issues or difficulties you may be experiencing.

About Geraldine

Geraldine McKay is the Principle Therapist at Sydney Therapy Connection and has been working in the industry for over 20 years, providing high quality services to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of issues impacting on their wellbeing. Geraldine can help you to understand and make sense of the challenges you are facing and support you to take steps to make changes.

Geraldine has extensive experience in counselling couples presenting with issues such as couple and family conflict , infidelity, ambivalence, bereavement and life cycle transitions. Geraldine has managed employee assistance programs with large organisations, providing mental health and psychological support services to managers, employees and families.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Social Work (Couple and Family Therapy) - UNSW
  • Bachelor of Social Work – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Social Administration – UNSW
  • Bachelor of Arts (Behavioural Sciences) Macquarie University
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Accreditations:

  • Member of Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) Medicare Australia endorsed - to provide focused psychological strategies
  • Mental Health First Aid accredited facilitator

Philosophy and Approach

Geraldine believes there is not a one size fits all approach to counselling and understands that sometimes circumstances, the way we react to stressors, and mental health problems can result in unbalanced and unfulfilling life experiences. Geraldine takes a holistic approach:

  • Understanding that every individual and situation is unique
  • Empowering clients to overcome the challenges they are experiencing
  • Fostering an authentic therapeutic relationship

We provide counselling and support services including:

Individual Counselling

$160
60 Minute Consultation

Helps to explore strategies to manage personal issues

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Relationships Issues

Couple Therapy

$180
60 Minute Session

Helps couples navigate new ways to communicate and strengthen relationships

  • Infidelity
  • Poor Communication
  • Intimacy Concerns
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Ambivalence
  • Relationship Strengthening
  • Pre-marriage Counselling Sessions

Family Therapy

$200
90 Minute Session

Helps families have robust, open discussions in a supportive and safe environment

  • Parenting Issues
  • Adolescent Behaviour
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Violence
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Illness and Disability
  • Separation and Divorce

Training & Supervision

Fees on Request
  • Individual and Group Clinical Supervision
  • Employee Assistance Services
  • Tailored Training Packages
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Couples Counselling Training and Coaching
  • Guest speaking on request

Medicare rebates may apply

Contact Us

To make an appointment, or for further information, contact Geraldine at Sydney Therapy Connection using the contact form or details below.

This service is by appointment only and not able to respond in times of crisis or emergency situations. To talk to someone immediately call LIFELINE 13 11 14 or SUICIDE CALL BACK SERVICE 1300 659 467. If you are in an emergency situation or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.