Ralph Holwerda

Ralph Holwerda - Counselling Parramatta

Ralph Holwerda

Special interestCouples therapy for complex issues

Registered Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, PACFA Reg. Clinical

M Counselling, Dip Com Serv & Welfare

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About Ralph

I am a trained counsellor at Masters level and a community welfare and pastoral worker with wide experience in helping people from many different backgrounds. I have been professionally counselling since 2003.

Areas of Counselling Practice

Couples Counselling

  • Affairs – working through the discovery and rebuilding trust
  • Communication, conflict resolution, losing love and connection, authentic relating, sex
  • Complex, traumatic or unresolved past issues
  • Different expectations – personal, family and cultural
  • Domestic violence
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • Parenting and stepfamilies issues
  • Separation and divorce counselling

Adolescent and Family Counselling

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

Trauma, Grief, Abuse and Men’s Issues

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Addictions – gambling, internet, chat, porn, etc
  • Anger management
  • Assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Coping with emotions
  • Cross cultural counselling (in English or Dutch)
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress management
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Grief, loss and separation
  • Life and work transition
  • Trauma, past and present – EMDR (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing)


  • Clinical supervision for student and professional counsellors
  • Mentoring, supervision or counselling for pastors and Christian leaders

How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I like living life abundantly and I desire the same for you. I know from experience that sometimes people can get awfully stuck, but that often with the help of others they can find new ways out.

Professional Memberships

  • Clinical Registration with ARCAP, PACFA, CAPA
  • Clinical Supervisor

Professional Background

For further details about me, please visit my website at Talk It Over Counselling and Psychotherapy.


My fee for individual counselling is $150 per 1 hour session. A $20 discount applies for sessions starting between 1 and 4pm.

If you are having are financial difficulties, concessions may be available.

Internet payments to BSB: 302 100 – Acct No: 1038046