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  • GABRIELLE KING

    Gabrielle King Psychologist

    Gabrielle King

    PSYCHOLOGIST

    “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”

    – DAN BROWN

    Gabrielle King is a Registered Psychologist who specialises in treating depression, stress and anxiety, difficulties with adjustment to life changes, and relationship challenges. Gabrielle also provides performance psychology services for people looking to develop their mental edge and achieve their best.

    Gabrielle strives to provide an empathic, genuine, and human experience. She wants her clients to have a sense of ownership and feel empowered to enact the changes they wish to make.

    Gabrielle King The Indigo Project
    Gabrielle King The Indigo Project

    Gabrielle became interested in psychology during her time as an elite athlete representing Australia in sailing. After retiring from her sporting career, she began her training as a psychologist and now consults with the NSW Institute of Sport and Australian Institute of Sport on athlete mental health. She is also involved in research aimed at understanding vulnerability and resilience to anxiety disorders and has several publications to her name.

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    Anxiety & Stress

    Life path challenges

    Depression

    Relationship challenges

    OCD

    Performance & Sports

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    Gabrielle on Life Path Challenges

    Life is hard and change is even harder. Have a clear goal of what you are working towards and know why it matters to you. This allows you to take deliberate action to achieving it.

    Outside the therapy room

    You can find Gabrielle riding her bike with mates, either racing up hills or on adventures exploring new countryside. She also enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and hanging out with her golden retriever, Anna.

    Bike on blue background

    What I’m Listening To…

    I love the RadioLab podcasts – they bring joy to the science nerd in me. The hosts are such great story tellers and encourage curiosity and wonder about the world around us.

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    $115.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $200 without Medicare Rebate
    Mon and Tue

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  • LOUISE HARVEY

    Louise Harvey

    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

    “The body always leads us home… if we can simply learn to trust sensation and stay with it long enough for it to reveal appropriate action, movement, insight, or feeling.”

    – PAT OGDEN

    Louise is a Clinical Psychologist with a passion for working holistically. She believes that deep healing and growth come from connecting to our whole experience, our bodies, emotions and thoughts. 

    With over 10 years experience, her strengths lie in supporting people to recover from trauma, childhood adversity and addiction. She is passionate about helping people foster nourishing relationships with themselves and others in order to build full and meaningful lives.

    Louise sees her role as therapist as developing connections based on openness, acceptance and positive regard. Louise combines elements of somatic psychotherapy and mindfulness with evidence based approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

    Louise believes the path to growth involves recognising, celebrating and building upon our existing strengths and resources. “I see therapy as an opportunity to slow down and turn inwards, to notice, feel and make sense of how we experience the world. I believe that from this place we have the opportunity to grow and break free of old, self-limiting thoughts, emotions and behaviours”.  

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    Anxiety

    Trauma and Complex Trauma 

    Depression

    Stress

    Addiction

    Transformation and Change 

    Louise’s Grounding Tip: For when you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed

    Standing, shift your weight into the different areas of the feet: the toes, heels and sides. Come to balance your weight evenly across the entire surface of the feet. Sense the feet soften as they connect with the earth. Unlock and gently bend your knees, moving gently up and down. Shift the weight from leg to leg before allowing your weight to balance between your legs. Come to stand in stillness, sense into the weight of your body. Feel the gentle pull of gravity downwards connecting your feet to the ground.   

    Outside the therapy room

    I love food, both eating out and cooking. I’m really into Sri Lankan food at the moment. On the weekends, I go to the farmers markets in Eveleigh or Blackheath in the Blue Mountains to buy fresh ingredients. I like hiking and can often be found bushing walking in the Blue Mountains National Park. Ruined Castle is one of my favourite tracks. I am not adverse to a Netflix binge.

    Surry Hills Cafe and Restaurant

    What I’m Listening To…

    MAGGIE ROGERS

    I’m currently listening to Maggie Rogers – Heard it in a past life. I am loving the uplifting mix of honest, self-aware lyrics and earthy, organic danceable music. Whenever I hear her songs I can’t help but dance and sing.

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    $160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate
    Wed, Thu and Fri

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  • ANNEKE REIJMERINK

    EMDR Therapy Sydney Anneke Reijmerink The Indigo Project

    Anneke Reijmerink

    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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

    – JOSEPH CAMPBELL

    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.”

    Psychologists Sydney The Indigo Project
    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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    Trauma

    Anxiety & Stress

    Adolescents

    Depression

    Grief & Loss

    Self-Esteem

    A plant and mirror in a white room

    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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  • APRIL ASH

    Sydney Clinical Psychology April Ash The Indigo Project

    April Ash

    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

    “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

    – BRENE BROWN

    April is a Clinical Psychologist working with a range of presentations, her main area of speciality being grief and loss – whether physical, in the form of a relationship or identity.

    April believes in the creation of a judgement-free space where an individual can safely explore and reflect on themselves and their world, while being witnessed and gently guided in developing greater self-awareness, acceptance and ultimately meaningful change.

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    Sydney Clinical Psychologist April Ash, Trauma Anxiety

    April is renowned for her warm, collaborative and down to earth approach. Having worked with people from all walks of life and in a diverse range of practical settings, she is passionate about integrating different approaches to therapy to tailor to each individual’s needs.

    April has an interest in working holistically, understanding the importance of the mind and body, and fun and creativity. She is particularly interested in helping her clients create meaning within their lives and supporting them in cultivating connections as well as creating and accepting change.

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    Grief & Loss

    Anxiety

    Trauma

    Gender & Sexuality

    Adolescents

    Stress

    A plant and mirror in a white room

    April’s small steps for dealing with grief & loss

    Feel your loss – Whether you’re numb, consumed by emotion or somewhere in between, it can be helpful to spend some time sitting with our loss. Although difficult, we need to feel the pain in order to process and make meaning from loss.

    Express your loss – Talk about it, write about it, sing about it, dance to it, put a tune to it. Expressing grief, particularly through writing or other creative pursuits, can help process the deeper emotional content of our grief

    Try to take meaning from your loss – What has this loss taught you about what’s important in life? How has it changed you and shaped you?

    Bring it back to basics – Look after yourself as best you can. Focus on exercising, eating proper meals, getting enough sleep, connecting with your support networks and keeping a routine to help give you purpose.

    Be gentle – There’s no right way to do it and you’re doing the best you can.

    Outside the therapy room

    April can be found on weekend adventures all over Sydney, trying out new restaurants and cafes. She’s a keen tennis player and loves being out in nature, hiking and chasing waterfalls. April savours time with those she loves, and spending time alone, reading, listening to podcasts and binge-watching Netflix series. She has big love for a good macchiato and the kitchen is her happy place.

    April Ash Psychologist The Indigo Project Hiking at Sunset

    What I’m Reading…

    THE CIRCADIAN CODE SATCHIN PANDA

    The Circadian Code is an interesting and informative read on how to re-align or get in sync with our body’s instinctive biological rhythm. It has been a good reminder and guide in slowing down, listening to my body on a biological level and refocusing on the basics for general wellbeing.

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    $160.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate
    Tues, Wed and Fri

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