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    EMDR Therapy Sydney Anneke Reijmerink The Indigo Project

    Anneke Reijmerink


    “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”


    Having grown up in different countries including Nepal, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, Anneke now calls Sydney home. She joins us as a Clinical Psychologist with a holistic approach and a passion for working with her clients’ inner strengths to get them back on track.

    “My work puts a smile on my face. I hope to help my clients break down walls and find and follow their bliss as I have followed mine.”

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    EMDR Therapy Sydney Anneke Reijmerink The Indigo Project

    Her journey as a psychologist started out in the Netherlands where she worked with children and teenagers for the past 11 years. Since moving to Australia, Anneke has shifted her focus to broadening her range of clients while incorporating mindfulness and meditation.

    Using a variety of evidence-based interventions including, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy), and Mindfulness, Anneke brings her expertise into each session along with genuine warmth, positivity and a hint of humour.

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    Anxiety & Stress



    Grief & Loss


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    Anneke’s Anxiety Tip

    Focus on your breath and try to stay present. You can do this by breathing in and expanding the belly, moving the air up to the chest, then to the throat and releasing in the reverse manner – throat, chest and finally, letting go in the belly.

    Another tip I use myself, when stressed, is shower meditation: imagining that with each and every drop of water, all my tension, stress and worries are washed away. It really helps me relax at the end of the day.

    Outside the therapy room

    Anneke enjoys travelling, yoga, being in nature and close to the ocean, going to concerts/music festivals, exploring Sydney, snowboarding, catching up with her friends, staying in touch with her family/friends in Amsterdam and daydreaming about buying a pop-top campervan.

    Yoga Mindfulness Surry Hills

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    $160.20 with Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate
    Tue, Wed, Thurs

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    Jade Couquaux Psychologist

    Jade Couquaux


    “I welcome all of you. The good parts, the would-be perfect parts, the bad parts, the ugly parts. Each with their own secret history, pain and joy, and desire to heal.”


    Jade is a senior psychologist with over 18 years of experience. Her craft has transformed alongside scientific and human-centred awakenings in the field, greatly influenced by recent developments in mindfulness-based therapies, body-focussed therapies and Internal Family Systems – a powerful method for resolving our inner dilemmas.

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    Jade Couquaux The Indigo Project

    Hailing from France, Jade now calls Sydney home with her two children and husband. With a diverse professional history, Jade regards her work with NSW Health in the field of trauma, and for a large NGO in the field of individual wellbeing and relationship counselling, as pivotal to the formation of her own bespoke therapeutic approach.

    “Psychology is a great passion of mine, and I am so grateful to work with individuals who have the courage to look inside. Peering into the places that scare us can be daunting but I am often in awe at the human resilience that I see in my clients in the face of their circumstances.”

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    Depression & Mood Disorders


    Eating & Body Issues

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    Jade’s Tip For Observing Your Thoughts

    If we observe ourselves, without judgement, if we put the incessant chatter of the mind on pause for a moment, we can see ourselves. Notice what is there. What calls your attention? Is there tension in the jaw? Tension in the shoulders? Just notice. Observe. Or is there a pit in the stomach? A slump in the shoulders? Observe, no judgement, no reaching conclusions. Just letting it be, not seeking to change it, just observing what calls your attention with a little distance. Can you send curiosity to those sensations, to that part of you? And see if what you notice actually has something to say.

    Sometimes when we feel stuck, when we can’t decide, or when our mind demands something: we feel the need to do, to please, to be productive. But if we take a closer, mindful, gentle look, another part of us says something else…  Maybe the body is tired? Sometimes that pit in the belly just wants to be comforted. We can gently ask the demanding mind to respectfully sit aside whilst we attend to it.

    Outside the therapy room

    Since joining the beach side crews of Sydney, I have been determined to learn to surf, which I now do, kind of, without grace or style, but with a great smile. That early wake up call is never easy, but seeing the sunrise on the Australian ocean is a special kind of magic (the perfect antidote if your young children have been keeping you up at night).

    Sydney Psychologists Beach Sky Trees

    What I’m Reading…

    A self-confessed “psychology nerd”, you’ll find Jade with three therapy books on the go, by her bedside table, ready to be picked up as she settles in for the night.

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    $160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $245 without Medicare Rebate
    Mon, Tues & Wed

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    Psychologist in Sydney, Charlene Neuhoff The Indigo Project

    Charlene Neuhoff


    “So much of the world is geared to take advantage of our inner discomfort. Feeling empty in a full life often becomes the norm. Learning how to tag out of that bullshit, acknowledge who we really are and how we really feel is powerful and so important”


    Charlene is a Registered Psychologist with a focus on strengths-based approaches that leverage a person’s natural abilities and tap into their motivations for change.

    Charlene has developed a reputation for her open, empathetic and gentle approach, nurturing her clients to overcome their obstacles with self-compassion and self acceptance.

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    Psychologists in Sydney, Charlene Neuhoff, The Indigo Project

    Charlene supports her clients to work through a number of challenges, such as anxiety, trauma, grief and shame, by utilising techniques and tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness.

    Passionate about her work, Charlene remains at the forefront of what psychology has to offer and integrates this interest into her work in the therapy room, while offering a down-to-earth and friendly approach.

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    Self Acceptance 


    Mood Disorders




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    Charlene’s tip for dealing with anxiety

    1. Go after the cause, not the symptoms. Anxiety is a message from your body to stop what you’re doing and notice that you’re hurting. We need to find and tend to what’s beneath the message.

    2. Try to normalize the feeling. It’s a sign of your body trying to help.

    3. Nourish and move your body. It may not be the cure for anxiety but it does play a big part.

    Outside the therapy room

    I’m kicking my own ass at Bikram yoga. I’m fortunate enough to sit across from beautiful people all day. But the sitting part is brutal. Bikram fixes that, plus yay for heat shock proteins. I also live at cafe’s. I’ll often be that weirdo nerding out in the corner with a giant (ill-advised) coffee.

    Psychologist in Sydney, Yoga, Meditation
    Joe Rogan Experience, The Indigo Project

    What I’m Listening To:…


    This is a podcast built around long, casual conversations with the most interesting and brilliant people on the planet. I find listening to how these people think and live fascinating. The host Joe is a hilarious character. He’s a straight shooter, so you either love that or hate that about him. But I love a good rascal! Favourite guests so far have to be Dr Rhonda Patrick, Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Russell Brand, and Hamilton Morris.

    Book your Session with Charlene

    $160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $245 without Medicare Rebate

    $215.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $300 without Medicare Rebate

    Thur, Fri

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    Psychologist Surry Hills, Anxiety, Stress

    Maja Czerniawska


    “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.”


    Maja is a Registered Psychologist who brings an inspiring creative edge to the field. Having recently completed a masters in Art Therapy, Maja champions the transformative and healing qualities of creativity, by incorporating it into her work with clients. This ability to utilise art therapy processes within psychological therapy sessions has seen her facilitate expression, exploration and processing of presenting concerns.

    Art Therapy Sydney, The Indigo Project
    Psychologist Sydney CBD, Art Therapy

    With over fourteen years experience, Maja works collaboratively within a client centred approach utilising a range of modalities, predominantly mindfulness based strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

    Having developed a reputation for her inquisitive, warm and down-to-earth nature in the therapy room, Maja is passionate about supporting her clients through their challenges and helping to pave their future.

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    Mood Disorders

    Identity Development


    Life Path Challenges

    A plant and mirror in a white room

    Maja’s tip for dealing with anxiety

    Anxiety is a normal part of the human experience. When you notice some uncomfortable feelings, try to take a moment to check in with yourself.

    Ask, “What am I feeling? What’s going through my mind right now?” Noticing in this way allows for an opportunity to take a step away from the experience and remind yourself that thoughts are just thoughts, not facts.

    Include some mindfulness in your daily life. This can be as simple as paying deliberate attention to how that morning cup of tea tastes, or really listening to the lyrics of your favourite songs. Or take try a meditation course or yoga classes.

    Checking in with yourself as you go through your day helps cultivate mindfulness, which then grows your ability to observe rather than react to your thoughts and feelings.

    Outside the therapy room

    You can find Maja making art and wandering around art galleries like White Rabbit in Chippendale, taking in inspiration. She loves a dip in the ocean, hanging with family and friends, checking out live music and is currently trying to master the headstand in yoga class.

    Psychologist Sydney CBD
    Brett Whiteley Book

    What I’m Reading…


    I’m currently really into artists’ biographies. At the moment I’m enjoying Brett Whiteley’s biography Art, Life and the Other Thing by Ashleigh Wilson. It offers a great insight into not only his life as a bohemian and development as an artist but also his journey with drug use, addiction and his struggle with recovery.

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    $160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $245 without Medicare Rebate

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