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    Michael Magee


    “Identify your mind’s favourite stories… Once you’ve acknowledged a story, that’s it—just let it be…Simply let it come and go as it pleases, while you channel your energy into doing something you value.”


    Michael takes a practical and creative approach to therapy, with a focus on developing a shared understanding of his clients’ goals, motivations, and personal history. Warm and engaging, Michael encourages reflection and exploration of how personal concerns may come to dominate our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

    He has worked extensively with clients experiencing alcohol and drug misuse. For many clients, these issues are related to unresolved past issues, or as a way to deal with stress, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues. Michael believes that each of us has the capacity to build insight into our own motivations and behaviours, and to develop new and more adaptive ways to manage issues in our lives.

    With a passion for martial arts, Michael has travelled the world representing Australia in Taekwondo. This saw him supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes to balance world-class performances with holistic person development. He enjoys integrating his knowledge of psychology to help high performance athletes train and perform under pressure.

    A career highlight involved supporting newly retired athletes with transition and transformation in their life after retiring from sport. Michael believes that all individuals hold the strength to support themselves in achieving mastery in new life directions.

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    Anxiety & Stress

    Sport & High Performance


    Career Counselling & Transition

    Chronic Pain

    Alcohol & Substance Issues

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    Michael’s Quick Stress Tip

    When we’re trying to achieve an important goal, we can often get nervous and find our stress peaking the closer we get. How do we manage this?

    Name the experience: Name familiar feelings and thoughts to recognise unhelpful patterns. 
    Normalise: Remind yourself these unpleasant experiences are normal. 
    Mindfulness: Your thoughts are not necessarily the truth. Practise mindfulness. Observe your experiences coming and going. 
    Commit to valued action: Ensure your actions are moving you towards what is most important to you even if it is temporarily distressing.
    Focus on the controllable: Mindfully attend to the things you need to do and can do to control the situation – not those you can’t. Do not push unpleasant experiences away, but try to accept these whilst bringing your attention back to doing what matters.

    Outside the therapy room

    When not in the therapy room you will find Michael enjoying snorkelling around Clovelly and Sydney’s other beaches or find him practising martial arts. He also enjoys playing the guitar and cooking.

    Psychology Surry Hills

    What I’m Reading…


    Michael enjoys gardening, though lacks the green thumb at times to make his garden flourish. Currently he is reading “The Edible Balcony” By Indira Naidoo which describes how to turn an inner-city apartment balcony into a green oasis and make seasonal recipes from the garden. Michael describes his garden as a “work in progress”.

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    $145.20 with Medicare Rebate
    $230 without Medicare Rebate

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    Dafna Kronental The Indigo Project

    Dafna Kronental


    “In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.”


    Dafna brings a holistic approach to her work as a psychotherapist and teacher of yoga and meditation. She is guided by the latest neurobiological research exploring the connection between the body and mind, and inspired by the application of ancient contemplative traditions in our contemporary world.

    Her goal is to facilitate a safe, open and trusting relationship with her clients by supporting their capacity for self-awareness, creative decision-making, integrity and resilience.

    Dafna Kronental Psychotherapist Counsellor

    Dafna has a broad range of experience facilitating psychotherapeutic and mindfulness practices both locally and on international retreats, within corporate and educational organisations, refugee agencies and in private practice.

    She is a passionate advocate of the belief that by healing ourselves we contribute to the greater healing of our world. A warm, empathic and committed practitioner, Dafna feels privileged to guide and bear witness to her clients’ process of overcoming challenges and cultivating a life path with intention and attention.

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    Anxiety & Stress

    Grief & Loss

    Relationship Challenges

    Life Transitions

    Personal Development

    Dafna’s Quick Grounding Tips

    We spend the majority of our time in our heads and disconnected from our physical, present-moment experience. ‘Grounding’ practices can help us access the supportive resources naturally available in our bodies that restore a sense of equilibrium and balance.

    Notice when the mind is overactive and rather than trying to “work it out”, simply feel into your physical body. Become aware of the contact between your feet and the ground, or your back and the chair, and let your weight sink into these supports.

    Take a break from the computer screen and check in with yourself – am I hungry? Thirsty? Tired? Or busting for the loo?! Make a regular habit of addressing your body’s needs.

    Spend time in nature – walking barefoot on the grass or swimming in the ocean whilst silently witnessing your environment and connecting to your senses.

    Outside the therapy room

    Having become somewhat “attached” to her newly adopted Ashtanga practice, you may find Dafna at her yoga studio exploring the body’s potential whilst trying to keep her ego in check! She also enjoys short bursts of travel, music and theatre gigs, spending time with loved ones and taking dips at the Coogee women’s baths.


    Psychologist in Sydney, Yoga, Meditation

    What I’m Reading…


    Jack Kornfield’s ‘A Path with Heart’ has been sitting on my bedside table for the past few weeks. I enjoy perusing the different stories and meditations in between, admittedly, getting caught up reading interesting Facebook articles.

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    (No Medicare Rebate available)
    Mon & Wed

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    Darren Everett

    Darren Everett


    “Happiness is not the absence of problems, its the ability to deal with them.”


    Darren is a Senior Psychologist with extensive experience in helping people to overcome their challenges to become the best they can be. Darren has a long standing history of successfully working with adolescents, adults, and leading personalities across sport, business, music and the arts, including clinical support for The Olympic Games and major AFL clubs. Darren has an amazing ability to relate to people and build strong relationships with his clients.

    Sydney Psychologist
    Darren Everett The Indigo Project

    He is constantly given the feedback that his sessions are highly supportive, free of judgement and always beneficial. Above all else, when you see Darren he treats you as an equal and is passionate and driven to understand you. Darren prides himself on working closely with you to design solutions to overcome your unique challenges. In his sessions, he is passionate about using modern approaches to psychology to help you exceed what you thought was capable for yourself.

    People often say seeing Daren is not like seeing a Psychologist, but more like catching up with an old friend, the only difference being that Darren offers techniques, strategies and skills to help you achieve the life you want.

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    Marriage & Relationships Counselling




    High performance thinking

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    Darren on Dealing with Adversity

    Life can be tough and challenging. However in the face of adversity, pain or challenge it is critical that you fight to identify &/or maintain your values, and that which drives you. During these times it is critical to get a handle on your thinking, as what you think will have a significant impact on how you are feeling and how you are coping with your challenges.

    Outside the therapy room

    Darren has a lust for life. On weekends you’ll find him outdoors kayaking, chasing large game fish or exploring new bush trails. At night he loves exploring the great restaurants of Sydney and attending live concerts and going to the theatre. If you still can’t find him, he’s likely to be out drinking great coffee and watching the world go by.

    April Ash Psychologist The Indigo Project Hiking at Sunset

    What Darren’s Up To Right Now

    Darren loves to explore the limits of the body and mind and is currently preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa and run the New York Marathon.

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    $200.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate

    $265.20 w/Medicare Rebate
    $350 without Medicare Rebate

    Mon and Fri

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    Gabrielle King Psychologist

    Gabrielle King


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


    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


    Relationship challenges


    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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