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Ms Nerine Strachan

Ms Nerine Strachan

Mobile 0411 313 726
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Mindful Synergi

Mobile 0411 313 726

Nerine is a counsellor and psychotherapist who is deeply committed to helping others enhance their lives by nurturing mental and physical health. With an approachable, warm and caring personality, Nerine creates a supportive environment for her clients’ development. She specialises in interpersonal psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as the Conversational Model, which blends knowledge from neurobiology, neuroplasticity, attachment theory, and self-psychology.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • 60 Karalta Road, Erina, Central Coast NSW 2250 0411 313 726 PHONE 0411 313 726
  • Online, NSW PHONE

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workplace Training, Internet Consultations 
  • Nerine Strachan is a counsellor, psychotherapist and yoga instructor who is deeply committed to helping others enhance their lives by nurturing mental and physical health. With an approachable, warm and caring personality, she creates a supportive environment for her clients’ development. She specialises in a psychodynamic psychotherapy known as the Conversational Model. The theoretical framework of the Conversational Model depends mainly on the development of self in relationship, and the integration of unconscious traumatic memory. Nerine believes in the intrinsic potential of all human beings for self-realisation. Nerine offers both face-to-face and online counselling and will help facilitate the creation of a happier, healthier you.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Conversational Model, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, NLP, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Self Psychology

    The name Mindful Synergi embodies a philosophical approach to counselling, psychotherapy and yoga. We believe that a combined, synergetic and conscious effort from the therapist and the client is essential to the success of therapy and long lasting results.

    This is achieved by nurturing both mental and physical health through a holistic therapeutic approach designed to increase self-awareness, facilitate personal development and support clients through their own unique transformation process.

    Mindful Synergi blends Western and Eastern philosophies to help clients increase awareness of themselves and how they engage with their environment. We are committed to helping our clients’ intrinsic potential.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) - 2014 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) - Completing - University of Sydney

    Professional Associations

    • Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW Inc
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
    • The International Society for the Study of Dissociation

    Quality Provision

    At Mindful Synergi, we are experts in counselling, psychotherapy, and yoga. All therapy sessions and services complement each other and enhance physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. As no one therapy or technique is right for everyone, we adapt our approach for each unique individual. Recognising that you are the expert of your own life, we support you through the personal process of self-discovery and transformation.

    Background

    Nerine Strachan is the principal of Mindful Synergi and specialises in interpersonal psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as the Conversational Model. The theoretical framework of the Conversational Model depends mainly on the development of self in relationship, and the integration of unconscious traumatic memory. It has integrated psychoanalytic understanding with research in the fields of trauma and developmental theory, linguistics, memory and neurophysiology.

    Appointments

    To book an appointment in our rooms or online or to find out more about how Mindful Synergi can help you please email info@mindfulsynergi.com or call Mindful Synergi on 0411 313 726



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    10 Questions with Nerine Strachan

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I noticed a natural ability to converse with, and understand others. People seem to trust me very quickly and open up, naturally feeling safe in my presence. This combined with personal challenging experiences, led me to study counselling. This study was not only theoretical but a process of self discovery, which developed my natural abilities further so that I can effectively help others through the therapeutic relationship.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Mindfulness, buddhist philosophy, the conversational model and trauma informed practice.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I take a holistic perspective, that no aspect of an individuals life can be looked at separate from the whole, which includes the entirety of their experience, history, family, social circles, world view etc. My guiding belief is that all people have the potential for self-realisation and inherent capacity for growth and development at any stage of their lifespan.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • All methods that I use are based within the framework of the Conversational Model, a psychodynamic interpersonal model of therapy. Within this framework, I utilise mindfulness, trauma informed phase work, person centred, cognitive behavioural techniques, Acceptance and commitment therapy techniques, schema therapy. All techniques are evaluated based on what happens next in therapy. If the technique fosters connection in relationship, staying near to the clients experience the intervention can be deemed therapeutically appropriate.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I take a longer term approach as I believe long term issues take longer to effect long term change.
      However, I expect that clients will be begin to feel that progress is being made within a few months of consistent therapy. In addition to this the client will feel better from the very first session when they get an experience of being heard and validated. It is often remarked by my clients that they feel very understood, this is sometimes the very first time they have experienced someone who listens and understands. This feeling is often enough to have clients develop hope, facilitating an increase in wellbeing.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I understand myself better, however it is always an ongoing process. Self development is a life long journey. I have become more self-compassionate, thus this has facilitated my ability to offer compassion to others. I am more able to set boundaries and speak up for myself. I have also developed more confidence to follow my dreams knowing that I can and do find ways of adapting to whatever comes my way.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Helping others see their own potential and begin implementing this in their own lives.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • yes everyone does, but as a therapist your focus is always the clients wellbeing.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • There are too many to mention, I think the modern world can be a really difficult place to exist. I think western society needs to start valuing stillness, less is more, feelings rather than cognition, the simple things. It is the over complication, busyness, always wanting more... a real lack of contentment in the present moment that contributes to a great deal of suffering in the world.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • My yoga practice continues to inspire me. Every time I get on the mat I open further to the possibilities within my own life and the world.
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    Ms Nerine Strachan

    Nerine Strachan

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    Mindful Synergi recognises the important connection between the mind and body and how the health of both systems can be determined by the other. Drawing on both Western and Eastern philosophies, we use the combination of counselling, psychotherapy and yoga to improve mental and physical health.

    At Mindful Synergi we provide short or long term counselling or psychotherapy services for individuals, private or group yoga classes for people wanting to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing....

    • Erina, Online
    • Conversational Model, Interpersonal, Meditation, Mindfulness, NLP, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, Self Psychology