Our Therapists

Our experienced and specialised team of Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists are all accredited by associated regulatory bodies.

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The client-therapist match has always been the most important part of our approach to therapy. If you don’t feel the therapist is
right for you, we will take the time to align you with a new therapist and cover the cost of the session (terms and conditions apply).

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Rachel
Rachel Voysey
Principal Psychologist
Standard Fees

$350/hour – Couples
$320/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Mondays (Balmain East) – 10am-3pm
Tuesdays (Woollahra) – 10am-9pm
Thursdays (Balmain East) – 10am-9pm

Rachel Voysey is the Founding Director and Principal Psychologist at The Relationship Room. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of couples and individuals, helping them build healthy relationships, navigate crisis, improve communication skills, break repeating patterns, rebuild sex and intimacy, and improve individual wellbeing. As a registered psychologist, Rachel values integrating individual self-development within her couples’ process. Rachel believes that the combination of individual growth and self-awareness work within the couples’ therapy leads to a depth and longevity to the change process that cannot be achieved with a one size fits all approach. It is a strong held belief for Rachel that if individuals invest in the therapy process, they should engage with a very personal approach that gives them a lot more than just theoretical solutions that could be found in a book or on a podcast.

Rachel has a special interest in infidelity and has extensive experience in helping couples navigate this relationship crisis with sensitivity, respect, and depth to find meaningful outcomes. Rachel values the opportunity to facilitate both healing the pain and trauma as well as assisting couples to reconnect and rebuild or make the decision to find closure and move on post betrayal. Individual therapy specialising in relationship patterns is also an area of special interest. Rachel’s experience in singles and dating work focuses on breaking systemic and repeating patterns that are affecting an individual’s ability to choose and/or participate in healthy intimate relationships.

Rachel uses a blend of empirically validated treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Attachment-Based Therapy. She has also completed the comprehensive training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which is a very popular treatment for modern couples. In addition to being founder of The Relationship Room, Rachel’s expertise and knowledge is often sought out by the media as a speaker and trusted expert on a range of topics relating to relationships and mental health.

Services eligible for Medicare rebate on individual sessions.

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Russell Downham
Clinical Psychologist
Standard Fees

$325/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Mondays (Balmain East) – 2:30pm-8pm

Thursdays (Online) – 3:30pm-9pm

Saturdays (Balmain East) – 10:00am-5:00pm

Russell is a warmly curious, and gently challenging clinical psychologist who loves doing therapy with couples and individuals, and is frequently moved by the honesty, courage, and resourcefulness his clients display. In his couples’ work, Russell facilitates interventions based on Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples in response to the immediate issues the couple brings to each session. He consistently advocates for the health and healing of the relationship, assisting each partner to better understand the other’s experience as well as their own responses. When unhelpful reactions threaten to turn the partners away from, or against each other, Russell respectfully redirects them towards more promising avenues of communication.

In therapy with individual adults, Russell applies principles and insights from various evidence-based therapeutic approaches to develop individualised interventions that respect each person’s unique history, context, and perspective. Russell has completed a PhD and most commonly draws upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, and increasingly, Emotionally Focused Therapy. Rather than quickly arriving at a conclusive diagnosis, Russell is inclined to view the complexity of each individual’s experience through a prism of possible partial explanations, empowering the individual to try out various perspectives, deciding on whichever way of understanding their experience actually best helps them to deal with their challenges now.

Often people seek individual therapy to understand issues arising in their relationships. Through his unbiased and compassionate approach, Russell takes special care to avoid making assumptions about the perspective or character of the absent partner, or unwittingly reinforcing potentially distorted perceptions of the couple’s interactions or the value of the relationship as expressed by the person present.

Services eligible for Medicare rebate on individual sessions.

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Emma
Emma Walters
Provisional Psychologist
Standard Fees

$250/hour – Couples
$220/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Tuesdays (Balmain) – 9:30am-3:00pm

Wednesdays (Woollahra) – 12pm-5:30pm

Thursdays (Balmain East) – 3:30pm-9pm

 

Emma Walters is a valued member of the Relationship Room team with five years’ experience supporting couples and individuals to engage with the therapy process. As a Provisional Psychologist, Emma integrates a depth of understanding of mental health with a warm, friendly approach to her couples and individual clients. Emma works within several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy which allow her to achieve meaningful outcomes whilst making clients feel safe and comfortable in the therapy space. Emma is trained in the highly reputable Gottman Method Couples Therapy and often uses approaches from the Gottman methodology in her couples’ work, with a focus on communication, emotion regulation, conflict management and connection. Emma particularly enjoys working with couples through a pre-marriage lens to build greater awareness of each other and to establish skills for navigating obstacles using evidence-based interventions.

With a longstanding passion for psychology and mental health, Emma works to support her clients through many difficult experiences, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief and stress. Emma also assists clients seeking to raise their self-awareness, identify self-limiting beliefs and behaviours and assists those who are generally interested in enhancing their wellbeing or performance with solution-focused coaching and therapy. Emma also utilises mindfulness, meditation and grounding techniques to provide her clients with resources to support their therapy experience.

Emma is currently working toward her full registration as a Psychologist and regularly meets with our Principal Psychologist, Rachel, who supports Emma to continue to develop her clinical approach. Alongside her clinical work, Emma is the Operations Manager of The Relationship Room and is highly skilled in creating a warm and engaging client experience.

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Kelly Mitchell
Senior Couples’ Therapist
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Mondays (Online) – 1pm-9pm

Tuesdays (Online) – 1pm-9pm

Thursdays (Online) – 1pm-9pm

 

With over 20 years of experience, Kelly is a committed relationship therapist dedicated to guiding couples and individuals toward healthier communication, relationship dynamics, and intimacy. She works with the unique needs of each client helping them repair connections strained by conflicts, emotional wounds, infidelity, betrayal, or crises. Her holistic and compassionate approach allows clients to be deeply seen and heard, creating profound relationship clarity and connection.

Sessions with Kelly focus on building self-awareness, understanding core dynamics and patterns, and creating new strategies for effective communication, conflict resolution, repair and healing. Kelly also offers practical tools and activities for continued progress outside of sessions. With advanced training in intimacy, Kelly assists couples in reigniting desire, addressing libido changes, mismatched intimacy styles, shame, fear, and the scars of addiction or betrayal. Her expertise also extends to helping individuals and couples overcome body shame, facilitating trauma healing, and nurturing self-confidence, fostering newfound self-expression and connection.

As an experienced online practitioner and teacher, Kelly seamlessly transitions the therapeutic environment to an online setting. With a Master of Counselling and extensive postgraduate training in relationships, trauma, and mental health, Kelly employs a wide array of therapeutic tools tailored to each individual and couple including those from Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic Psychotherapy, The Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Embodiment Therapy, Sex and Intimacy Therapy, and Somatic Movement.

Kelly offers regular workshops at The Relationship Room and is a respected member of the health and relationship community in Australia and beyond.

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Jane
Jane Davidson
Senior Couples’ Therapist
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Mondays – 10am-8pm
Tuesdays – 9:30am-3pm
Wednesdays – 10am-8pm

Jane is a Senior Therapist and brings over 20 years of experience in the couples and relationship therapy space to her sessions. These years of experience ground Jane in achieving strong therapeutic outcomes for both couples and individuals that work with her. Jane’s relationship focussed work allows couples to identify and break through negative interactional cycles, explore the past with depth and sensitivity and move into renewed ways of being. Jane is an authentic, honest, non-judgmental therapist who will walk alongside you on your therapy journey. One point of passion is working with people from diverse groups, including those from the LGBTQIA+ community. Jane welcomes and accepts all relationship shapes and types into her therapy space. Jane creates a very safe space that allows a strong therapeutic bond to grow, and for effective work to be done. Jane has a great sense of humour and warmth, and with her 20+ years of experience in complex presentations, she is equipped to hold space that allows for vulnerability and growth.

Jane’s experience and breadth of knowledge allows her to use practical, evidence-based interventions, underpinned by the depth of psychodynamic and psychoanalytical methods. Jane’s extensive training allows her to explore couples’ and individual histories, while utilising Family Systems Therapy (specifically Bowen Theory), Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Jane’s specific areas of interest are trauma, childhood trauma, post-natal depression and bereavement. Jane works effectively with couples and families, and when working with young children involves the entire family to affect changes within the family system. She is passionate about allowing people to make the changes they feel necessary for themselves to grow.

Jane has achieved the highest level of accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker and can offer Medicare rebates for eligible services. Jane holds a Bachelor of Social Work and has undertaken intensive post-graduate training in Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy and Family Systems.

Services eligible for Medicare rebate on individual sessions.

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Angie
Angie Kim
Senior Couples’ Counsellor
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays (Balmain East) – 3:30pm-9pm
Thursdays (Online) – 5pm-8pm
Saturdays (Balmain East) – 9am-4pm

Angie’s 25+ years of counselling couples and individuals, combined with her compassionate interest in people’s wellbeing, creates a safe space for her clients to be vulnerable and open to improve their understanding of their struggles. This enables them to live life with greater confidence and experience more fulfilling relationships.

Her clients leave their sessions feeling challenged, with greater self-awareness, clarity of patterns of thinking and strategies for dealing with behaviours that may have kept them stuck and anxious. They are equipped with improved coping mechanisms, tools to manage conflict and methods to effectively communicate their relationship needs. This increased knowledge and renewal helps them to create more meaningful interactions with their family of origin, partners, children, friends and in the workplace. Angie facilitates both couples and individuals to practise effective listening and confront their perception of fear whilst tolerating painful truths. The healing and rebuilding of trust often begins in the counselling session.

Angie’s other areas of experience include managing anxiety, mismatched relationship needs, coping with affairs, deciding whether to stay or leave, re-partnering, boundary setting, parenting, grief and loss, challenges with core values and life stage transition. Angie also works with couples preparing for marriage and family planning as she believes building skills when things are going well is critically important to good relationship outcomes.
Angie is trained in a range of therapeutic models including Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to support individuals and couples experience change in the counselling room. She also uses Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and ACT. She is also trained in the Gottman Method. Angie has a Bachelor of Social Work and has completed an extensive range of Post Graduate training on therapeutic approaches.

Please note Saturday sessions incur a $10 surcharge

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Nadine Cameron
Senior Relationship Therapist
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Tuesdays (Balmain East) – 3:30pm-8pm

Fridays (Balmain East) – 9:30am-4:30pm

Nadine Cameron is a warm and perceptive therapist who brings together a collaborative philosophy with an interest in drawing on a range of models and strategies that are strongly evidence-based. She has experience in helping clients with a broad range of personal challenges, and is equally passionate about working with individuals, couples, and other relationship types. She has a particular interest in addressing issues relating to communication problems, affective challenges (such as grief, depression and anxiety), self-esteem difficulties (including body image), and issues relating to injuries to trust. Nadine also has interest in working with newer couples wanting to avoid making the mistakes of past relationships, and older couples who feel they have reached a significant crossroad or impasse.

For twenty-five years, Nadine’s career – across direct practice and academia – has focused on issues relating to personal and relational wellbeing. She has run her own counselling practice and was a lead faculty member of Alain De Botton’s The School of Life in Australia. Additionally, she trained as a meditation teacher, and has taught meditation in a wide range of contexts for over ten years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), PhD, and Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling.

Nadine draws primarily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, and in her work with couples, primarily EFT, in which she has undertaken specialist training. Nadine practises with a concern for equality in relationships, and respect for all cultural, sexual and gender identities.

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Stuart Langley
Registered Psychologist
Standard Fees

$325/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Mondays – 10:30am-9pm
Saturdays – 11am-6pm.

Stuart is a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working with couples, families, and individuals. Stuart specialises in conflict resolution, facilitating effective communication, emotional regulation, perspective taking and co-parenting. Stuart has spent a large part of his professional life working systemically with couples, parents, adolescents, and families. He is continually mindful of the impact of individual difficulties on relationships, such as PTSD, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, and stress, and works collaboratively with clients to manage complex relational dynamics.

The therapeutic process is as important to Stuart as the therapy itself. This, combined with the principles of Stabilisation Based Therapy (SBT), ensures that clients always feel safe through the therapy process, and that there is a continuous, shared understanding of goals and therapeutic purpose.

Stuart trained in the UK and since worked across a wide range of mental health services both as a clinician and within leadership roles, including forensic mental health, drug and alcohol clinics, and multiple modes of individual and family therapy. Stuart has worked across Europe, Africa and Australia where therapeutically working in culturally safe ways is of utmost importance to him.

Recently, Stuart has specialised in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). He finds that these approaches combined, enhance clients’ insights into themselves and their own personal triggers to distress which can then be managed together.

Services eligible for Medicare rebate on individual sessions.

Please note Saturday sessions incur a $10 surcharge

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Emily Robinson
Relationship Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Tuesdays – 3:30pm-9pm
Fridays – 9am-4pm
Saturdays – 9:30am-4:30pm

Emily is a Relationship Psychotherapist who is passionate about supporting relationships to thrive rather than just survive. Emily’s warm approach supports couples to explore attachment styles, navigate conflict and communication skills, and deepen intimacy and connection. Her sessions invite exploration and vulnerability, whilst prioritising her clients’ emotional safety. Emily believes that the quality of our relationships directly influences the quality of our lives and focuses on individual wellbeing within the relationship alongside her couples’ work. Through this process, Emily works with individuals to help nourish their relationship with self which can determine the relationships we have with others.

Emily’s therapeutic skillset includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a form of therapy that supports clients to move out of a stuck nervous system response (often triggered by a past traumatic event) into a somatic and psychological place of ease. EMDR is one of the leading modalities in healing trauma and Emily enjoys using this approach as it incorporates the body and mind to achieve a more regulated nervous system, for deeper, long-lasting healing for self and relationships.

Emily is trained in and draws upon modalities of Narrative Therapy, Recourse Therapy, EMDR Therapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy. Emily sees a diverse range of clients and is interested in the ever-evolving nature and landscape of relationships. Emily still practices as a dancer, yoga, and Pilates teacher. This embodied practice directly informs her approach in working with clients.

Please note Saturday sessions incur a $10 surcharge.

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David
David Wilson-Dowse
Psychotherapist
Standard Fees

$315/hour – Couples
$290/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays (Online) – 6-9pm
Saturdays (Online) – 9:30am-12:30pm

David holds a MA Psychotherapy and Grad. Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy and has worked for over 10 years as a Relationship Educator running programs for couples such as Couples Communication, Preparing for Long Term Relationships, and Parenting After Separation. He also ran many programs for men including Managing Anger, Men and Relationships, Communication for Men, and Men and Self-Esteem.

In his couples’ focused work, David uses the highly regarded Gottman Method Couples Therapy approach along with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples rebuild a strong connection by improving their communication skills and understanding and improving negative interactional patterns. David believes psychoeducation is an important part of therapy, and that changed behaviour can come through learning new skills as well as from powerful therapeutic experiences.

Key to working with individuals is the forming of a safe therapeutic relationship to support the client to explore how and where they want to grow and where they are stuck. David is passionate about working with men to help them transform their relationship with anger and find effective ways to express themselves while not harming others. David has worked with various addictions including to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, and eating disorders using therapeutic methods including 12-step facilitation techniques, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Systemic Therapy.

Please note Saturday sessions incur a $10 surcharge

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Heather
Heather Burgin
Relationship Counsellor
Standard Fees

$290/hour – Couples
$270/hour – Individuals

SCHEDULE

Wednesdays – 6-9pm (Zoom)
Saturdays – 1-4pm

Heather is a registered counsellor who enjoys working with individuals and couples to identify any challenges they are facing and collaboratively problem solves to develop strategies and tools to use in their daily life. Using a variety of therapy modes such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Solution-Focussed Therapy, Heather works with clients to improve self-esteem, help set goals, communicate effectively, and improve relationships with others, which in turn, leads to happiness and personal well-being.

Heather has a wide range of experience with adults and adolescents and has worked with clients with addiction and mood disorders. Her empathetic and non-judgmental approach provides a safe environment for her clients to work through any aspect of their life they are struggling with. When working with couples, Heather collaborates with clients to identify issues, clarify any problems, and develop strategies to improve and attain your relationship goals. Heather is passionate about helping individuals become their best “self” to deal with everyday stressors, connections, and relationships. Developing self-awareness, self-confidence, and relationship skills to enhance friendships, work relationships and personal relationships is an area of interest.

Please note Saturday sessions incur a $10 surcharge

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Still have questions? Reach out to us anytime at (02) 9555-9115 or
email us at info@relationshiproom.com.au.

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