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.
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.
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.
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
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
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....