Hi, I am Cherrie. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, China. I can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. During my teenage years, I came to Sydney as an international student. Little did I know that I would eventually spend more than 25 years in a country where I once felt so foreign. I am married to Nicholas, an enthusiastic gardener and we have two teenage daughters.
I am passionate about walking alongside and helping others in their struggles. I use an integrated approach with mixed modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Couple’s Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive and professional counselling service.
Areas of My Interests and Experience in Therapy
- Adult Psychology
- Adjustment Issues (e.g. Immigration, Separation and Divorce, Grief and Loss)
- Anxiety Disorders (e.g. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Phobia)
- Depression and Unstable Mood
- Relationship Difficulties such as Parenting Issues
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Emotion Regulation
- Stress Management
My Education and Professional Affiliations
- Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPs)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology, University of New England
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology, University of New England
- Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Morling College
- Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales
- Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.
Some of My past seminars
- I’m Not Supposed to Feel Like This! (A Christian Perspective in Managing Depression and Anxiety)
- Strength-Based Parenting
- Coping with Stress
- Rebuilding Life After Divorce
- Caring for Elderly Psychological Needs
- How to Develop a Motivating Lifestyle
- Managing depression
- Managing Anxiety
- Family relationships and emotional management
- Overcoming perfectionism
- Practising self-compassion
- Parenting course
- Distress tolerance course
- How to improve self-esteem
- Coping stress as an international student
- Understanding adult ADHD
- Raising primary school kids
- Understanding anxiety disorder
- Understanding depression
If you have a valid referral and a Mental Health Care Plan from your Family Doctor (GP), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician:
- $120 per session, or
- $100 per session for Centrelink Pension Card/Concession Card holders or full-time university students.
Currently, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $89.65 per session with a Registered Psychologist for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Each session lasts for 50-60 minutes.
Most private health funds provide rebates. Please contact your health fund for details.
If you have financial difficulties, you may apply for a fee subsidy when you book the appointment.