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Ms Lidia Smirnov

Ms Lidia Smirnov

Mobile 0403 921 223
Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

Lidia Smirnov Counselling

Mobile 0403 921 223

Integrating Mind & Body for Long Lasting Relationships. Every relationship goes through ups and downs, major life events can send you off track and leave you feeling depressed and/or anxious. While you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. Counselling and a good therapist can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem and help you navigate your way back to a clearer path.


  • Level 7, 283 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 0403 921 223 PHONE 0403 921 223
  • 1-1 Gibbons Street, Oatlands, Sydney NSW 2117 PHONE 0403 921 223 0403 921 223


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy 
  • I guide and facilitate my clients towards finding the solutions that fit best for them. I provide practical take-home tools to assist each person in their daily lives. In therapy I work hard to create a space in which each person feels secure so that they can safely explore and understand the dynamics that are at play in their lives. I will help identify each person's individual strengths so that they can draw on them to explore the difficulties they are experiencing and find constructive solutions.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Gender and Sexuality, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Experiential, Hakomi, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy

    The foundations of my couples work rests on two evidence-based methodologies: The Gottman method and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). The Gottman Method was pioneered by globally recognised relationship experts Drs John & Julie Gottman. This approach focuses on giving structure, understanding & practical research-based interventions to couples' difficulties. Stan Takin’s PACT uses cutting edge techniques, incorporating neuroscience, biology and theories of attachment to help couples work through the real issues in a safe setting. The method that most inform my individual work is Hakomi, it's a gentle, respectful, mindfulness based approach to working with early attachment wounds and help change ingrained life patterns.


    • Bachelor of Counselling & Human Change - 2011 - Jansen Newman Institute
    • 3 Levels of Gottman Couple Therapy - 2014 - The Gottman Institute
    • 2 Levels of PACT - 2017 - Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy
    • Hakomi Graduate - 2017 - Hakomi Institute

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Hakomi Australia Association


    More than 10 years ago, with a successful career and pregnant with my second son, I faced a life-threatening illness. That experience prompted me to overcome my fears and create a more meaningful life for myself and my family. For me, that meant returning to full-time study in Psychotherapy, to retrain in an area I am passionate about, and where I can help others create lasting positive change in their lives. Since then I have gone on to work in various areas of practice, ultimately setting up my own private practice in Parramatta & Sydney CBD.


    Mondays & Thursdays - City
    Wednesdays - Oatlands

    Transport and Parking

    City practice is close to the Wynyard Station Exit on George Street
    Ample street parking for the Oatlands practice


    Individual (60mins) - $178
    Couple (90mins) - $286

    Payment Options

    Direct Debit


  • English
  • Mandarin

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    Ms Lidia Smirnov

    Lidia Smirnov

    Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

    I am a registered Psychotherapist and Specialist Couple Therapist working in Parramatta and Sydney CBD. While I have learned a variety of therapy approaches over the years, and use various techniques to help guide my clients, I see my clients as experts of their lives and it's my job to use my skills and expertise to work collaboratively with you, helping you challenge yourself and find new ways of approaching difficult situations....

    • Sydney, Oatlands
    • Experiential, Hakomi, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy