Surry Hills Psychologist, Rashida Dungarwalla

Rashida Dungarwalla


“If the ocean can calm itself so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.”


Born in England, Rashida lived in Kenya before settling in Australia. Her youth was spent living all over the world, exposing her to various cultures and ways of living, and developing her understanding of how different cultures create connections and experience emotions.

Rashida was drawn to the field of psychology at a young age, curious about people’s journeys as she tried to make sense of her very own psyche.  Having gone through her own mental health journey, she believes that therapy affords you a safe space where you can reflect, develop and learn.

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Psychologist Surry Hills, Rashida Dungarwalla

With a passion for working holistically and collaboratively with people, she helps support you in reaching goals, navigating through difficult emotions and making sense of personal struggles. She has been praised for her warm, kind and empathetic nature, approaching therapy in a fun and creative way.

Using evidence-based modalities like Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychotherapy and Positive Psychology, Rashida finds it paramount to remember that we are all individual beings; what may work for you on your journey, may not work for the next person, and that’s completely okay.

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Anxiety & Stress

Difficulties with Cultural Identity




Sex & Relationships

A plant and mirror in a white room

Rashida’s quick tip for becoming your most powerful self

“Visualisation: In order to visualise you may begin by establishing a highly specific goal. During your visualisation you imagine a future in which you have achieved this goal.

Try and hold a mental image as if it was occurring right at that moment, and attempt to imagine it with as much detail as possible incorporating the five senses; including things such as, which emotions are you feeling right now? Who are you with? What are you wearing? What can you smell? What can you hear? What environment are you in?

Practice this in the morning or night, just before or after sleep. If any doubts occur, continue the practice and incorporate an affirmation.”

Outside the therapy room

“You’ll find me front and centre at my friends’ punk gigs, bushwalking through the Royal National Park, or reading a book cover to cover at Blackwoods Beach in Sydney’s south.”

Sydney Psychologists Beach Sky Trees

What I’m into right now…

“Listening  to The Blaze. This duo take me on a journey of emotions with their incredible sound, videography and storyline’s within their music.”

My therapy song…

The song that makes me feel alive, present and ready to face the world. 

ALL NIGHT – Romare

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Standard Fee is $220.00
($88.25 Medicare Rebate available*)
Out-of-pocket is $131.75

Days: Tue, Thur, Fri

* The Medicare rebate is available to clients under the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

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