WHO WE ARE

Through understanding, change is possible

What is The Space Psychotherapy?

 

We provide a SPACE where through understanding, change becomes possible.

The Space Psychotherapy is a psychodynamic psychotherapy practice. We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. 

Our work offers a SPACE where together we can think and reflect to help you understand the patterns of behaviours that cause you distress.These include behavioural problems, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, eating difficulties, coping with divorce and struggling with relationships.

Who Are The Space Psychotherapy?

Dani Klein – BScPsych(Hons), GradDip Family Therapy, MClinPsych, MAPS, MAHPRA. 

 

Dani Klein is a clinical psychologist/psychotherapist and has worked in both the private and public sectors in many parts of Sydney, with a variety of different mental health populations.  She completed her undergraduate degree at UNSW and did her clinical masters at Macquarie University.  She also has specialist training in family therapy.

With well over 23 years of experience, Dani has worked predominantly with adolescents and their families and adults.  After beginning her career in the Acute Psychiatric Ward at Nepean hospital, she moved to an Adolescent and Family team in the community health sector in Sydney’s south west. She then moved into Sydney’s East and was the Clinical Team Leader at an adolescent service (WAYS) based in Bondi Beach for ten years before starting her own family.  As part of this service she designed and implemented workshops and seminars for adolescents aimed at issues such as sex, sexuality, self-esteem, body image and drugs and alcohol.

In addition to workshops with the young people, Dani has built up a reputation for her highly informative seminars on parenting – right through from the primary into the senior part of high school. These have been highly successful both within a lecture format as well as more intimate group-seminar style. She regularly presented (and entertained) schools and other forums on issues to do with adolescents, resilience, parenting, tweens, drugs and alcohol, surviving the HSC etc.  MORE

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Nasim Wesley – BA Dip(Psych), MClinPsych, MAPS, MAHPRA

 

Nasim Wesley is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.She has 25 years’ experience treating children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults.  Nasim has encountered a wide-ranging and complex array of psychological, behavioural, educational, developmental and family difficulties through her experience in child and adolescent mental health teams; the child and family team at Vision Australia; as a school psychologist in an independent girls’ school and in private practice.

Nasim believes that all behaviour has meaning; that for some people, learning to think differently is not enough to effect lasting change.  If you or your child is struggling with a behaviour or anxiety that is interfering with the ability to work or study, to make and maintain relationships, or to cope with the normal ups and downs of life, Nasim can help you make sense of what is happening.  She believes that working together with you, unhelpful ways of thinking can be observed, rigid patterns of behaviour can be noticed and understood, and that it is this process that can lead to real change.

Anxiety, depression, difficulties in developing or maintaining personal relationships, learning difficulties at school, experiences of grief and loss are among the many issues with which she has experience in helping adults, children, adolescents and their families. MORE

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Annette Murphy – BAppSc(OT), MSpEd, GradDip Family Therapy, GradDip Couple Therapy,  MICAPP, MAHPRA

 

Annette Murphy is an individual, couple and family psychotherapist as well as a child and adolescent psychotherapist.

Originally trained in Occupational Therapy, with a Masters in Special Education, Annette started out working with young children with complex disabilities and their families. This led to an interest in families with complex needs and several years working with families living under exceptional stresses that impacted on their parenting capacities. Annette then trained in Family followed by Couple Therapy and work as a parent- infant therapist. She has also completed an in depth, long term training in child and adolescent psychotherapy with ICAPP.

Annette has worked in private practice for the past 15 years and has a particular interest in working with adults long term experiencing difficulties stemming from early life. She is also interested in the impact of intergenerational patterns of relating and is interested in intervening in these as early on as possible particularly in parent infant relationships with the aim of preventing future mental health problems. She also brings this perspective to her work with couples and families

Annette has considerable experience working with children and adolescents and uses a combination of play and talking to help towards a resolution of difficulties such as anxiety, depression and trauma related issues. She finds children respond best exploring with issues through play, while adolescents are more open to talking. Many adolescents, also like to express themselves through drawing while talking and while Annette offers both avenues she leaves the choice up to each individual adolescent. MORE

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Deborah Zolot - BA(Psych), PhD, MAPS, MAHPRA

 

Deborah is a clinical child psychologist/psychotherapist who specialises in working with children, adolescents, and their families.

Deborah received her doctorate and clinical training from the New York University Child/School Psychology Program. She practised in New York City for several years in a variety of public and private settings including outpatient mental health clinics, a psychiatric emergency room, schools, and a day treatment program. During this period she gained extensive experience helping children and families from diverse backgrounds with a range of emotional problems.

Deborah moved to Sydney in 2007, where she has been practicing privately for the past 7 years. Deborah helps children, adolescents, parents, and adults with a wide range of difficulties including
anxiety, depression, behaviour problems, family conflict and disruption, relationship problems, trauma,grief and loss, and struggles with life transitions.

Deborah believes that there is important meaning beneath an individual’s behaviours and symptoms,and she helps her clients move towards a better understanding of themselves in order to heal and cope more effectively. Deborah also works collaboratively with parents; she supports them by broadening their understanding of their child’s difficulties and providing practical interventions, with the aim of helping their child become developmentally on-track.  MORE

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Andy Aronstan - B.A Psych (Hons), Post Grad Dip App Psych, MAHPRA

 

Andy has been practising for 14 years as a counselling psychologist. She is passionate about working with clients to help them to reach a space of positive well being.

Andy’s experience includes working in a diverse range of settings with children, adolescents and adults of various backgrounds and ages. Andy currently works in private practice and as a school psychologist in a private school.

She works with presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, anger management, eating disorders, low self – esteem, experiences of loss and grief.

Andy has also spent a great deal of time running groups with children and adolescents which includes confidence and assertiveness training, anger management, children whose parents have divorced and psycho educational workshops focusing on depression, anxiety and building self – esteem.

Andy is fully registered with APHRA and is eligible to provide specialist psychological services with Medicare. MORE

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