Chris Saunders

Chris Saunders - Psychologist Parramatta Sydney

Chris Saunders

Special interest: Psychotherapy for complex trauma

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, MAPS

M PsychologyGrad Cert Emotionally Focused Therapy (Cand), Dip Min

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About Chris

I have worked in the psychology field for over two decades, predominately in private practice but also in the community sector.

I enjoy working with people to change long-term patterns and to empower their transition to a more positive sense of self, to enhance their relationships and to establish a more healthy and balanced life-style.

My interests include mental health counsellingfamily and adolescent counselling, clinical supervision and life coaching.

Areas of Practice

Mental Health Counselling

  • Addictions
  • Adult mental health issues
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss counselling
  • Relationship issues including conflict and domestic violence
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Separation and divorce
  • Stress management
  • Trauma, abuse
  • Workplace related issues

Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Behavioural challenges for adolescents
  • Parental stress
  • Step family issues

How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I have been trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also use more creative approaches when appropriate to assist with personal growth and healing.

I receive on-going professional training each year and am supported by supervision on a regular basis to maintain my ethical and professional standards.

Professional Memberships


My fee is $170 per session, usually between 50-60 min, and payment is made on the day of the appointment.

I am Medicare accredited with clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan obtained from their General Practitioner. The Medicare rebate is $84.80 per session for 6 to 10 sessions per calendar year.