Trauma

  • 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.”

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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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    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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    $160.50 with Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate
    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.”

    – APRIL ASH

    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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    $160.50 w/Medicare Rebate
    $285 without Medicare Rebate
    Mon, Tues, Fri

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  • SAM BARR

    Sydney Psychologist, Sam Barr

    Sam Barr

    CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

    “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

    – JOSEPH CAMPBELL 

    Sam is a registered psychologist with a deep love of music and a passion for helping people. Rather than specialising in particular troubles or issues, however, it is his way of seeing things that characterises his approach. Sam’s practice revolves around awareness, acceptance, integrity, creativity and humour.

    In the therapy room, Sam suspends assumptions and keeps his mind open, making room for unexpected possibilities. He has a deep faith in people’s ability to change, and in the power of relationships, including therapy, to catalyse that growth in multiple ways, at different levels and tempos.

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    Psychologist Surry Hills, Sam Barr

    His approach to therapy draws on the principles of Gestalt therapy, as well as other humanistic approaches. Sam values connection above all else, both within and outside of therapy.

    Sam once spent six months travelling around North and Central America, surfing and living out of a van. Later, he lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador for half a year. He says by far his greatest adventure, however, has been becoming a husband and father.

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    Depression 

    Relationship

    Grief & Loss 

    Anxiety

    Family Issues 

    Stress

    A plant and mirror in a white room

    Sam’s relationship tip

    A wise soul once said the fundamental question in any relationship is, “How can I be me, and be with you?”.

    This is no mean feat! It’s a worthy and fertile quest, however, one brimming with opportunities for awareness and personal growth, as well as joy, solace, and intimacy. As Martin Buber counsels, try to know what you feel, say what you mean, and do what you say. Welcome to the beautiful struggle!

    Outside the therapy room

    When he’s not doing the laundry and grocery shopping, Sam can be found playing Scrabble with his family, or bodysurfing with them at Sydney beaches. After dark, he’s out playing as many gigs as he can get, drumming with various small jazz combos at little venues around town.

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    Thelonious Monk

    What I’m Listening To…

    Thelonious Monk. A true original, Monk simultaneously regards and disregards the rules of music, creating something that – to Sam’s ear – is bent just right. You can be sure Monk’s recently discovered lost album is on his vinyl wish list.

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    $170.50 without Medicare Rebate
    $295 w/Medicare Rebate

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  • AYLIN DULAGIL

    Psychologist Sydney CBD, Aylin Dulagil, The Indigo Project

    Aylin Dulagil

    SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

    “You are imperfect and wired for struggle, and you are still worthy of love and belonging.”

    – BRENÉ BROWN

    Aylin is a Registered Psychologist who focusses on helping her clients work through challenges to experience more positive emotions and self-acceptance. She believes inspiring relationships and nurturing connections are key to living a rich and flourishing life.

    “If you’re struggling in your relationships, the key is to be more aware of the part you’re playing in it – are you living according to your values, are you communicating clearly about what you want and what thinking style are you adopting?”

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    Sydney Psychologist Aylin Dulagil at The Indigo Project with a client

    Her approach is grounded in warmth, empathy and support and her passion lies in helping her clients work with their minds and emotions so they can live their fullest and most engaging life.

    “Each of us are unique individuals with different strengths and qualities. Our ability to tolerate discomfort, create helpful habits and live according to our values are integral for an authentic and meaningful life. Life is too short to just go through the motions and if we did that, we would be denying ourselves a rich, full and well-lived experience.”

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    Well-being

    Positive Psychology

    Coaching

    Mindfulness

    Stress

    Workplace Issues

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    Aylin’s tip on how to create a life most worth living

    Spend some time understanding what matters to you most – it could be your values, what you want to stand for, how you want to be remembered, your strengths, or the person that you want to be in relationships with friends, intimate partners, or children.

    Remember that a meaningful life is a rich tapestry of experience that will include the whole gamut of emotions; joy, guilt, anger, awe, sadness, gratitude, regret, and more. Develop awareness of your thoughts and feelings so that you are aware of their impact on your behaviour, and whether your behaviour moves you away or towards taking action that is aligned to your values.

    Finally, prioritise practising appreciation for what you do have in your life. Keeping a gratitude journal helps you notice the positive things in your life and appreciate the life you are living.

    Outside the therapy room

    Aylin can be found writing her PhD, reading novels and psychology texts, ice skating and designing costumes for her competitions on ice.

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    Figure Skating, Aylin Dulagil

    What I’m Watching…

    FRENCH FIGURE SKATERS: GABRIELLA PAPADAKIS & GUILLAUME CIZERON

    These skaters inspire me to keep going with my skating because they are so incredibly strong, athletic, and beautiful. They make the most difficult things look easy and graceful. I know how hard it is to accomplish, and the years of dedication and work that go into performances like this. It’s easy to forget that they are doing all of this on blades!

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    $160.20 with Medicare Rebate
    $245 without Medicare Rebate
    Mon, Tues

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  • CHARLENE NEUHOFF

    Psychologist in Sydney, Charlene Neuhoff The Indigo Project

    Charlene Neuhoff

    SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

    “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 NEUHOFF

    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 

    Mindfulness

    Mood Disorders

    Anxiety

    Stress

    Trauma

    A plant and mirror in a white room

    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.

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    Joe Rogan Experience, The Indigo Project

    What I’m Listening To:…

    THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE PODCAST

    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
    $300 Couples Therapy
    Mon, Tues, Fri

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  • MAJA CZERNIAWSKA

    Psychologist Surry Hills, Anxiety, Stress

    Maja Czerniawska

    REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

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

    – HENRY DAVID THOREAU 

    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.

    Book your session with Maja

    Addictions

    Anxiety

    Mood Disorders

    Identity Development

    Adolescents

    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.

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    Brett Whiteley Book

    What I’m Reading…

    ART, LIFE AND THE OTHER THINGS – ASHLEIGH WILSON

    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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