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Mr Philip Hilder

Mr Philip Hilder

Mobile 0419 681 040
Psychologist, Hakomi Therapist

Sydney Integrative Psychology

Mobile 0419 681 040

Philip provides a welcoming and safe environment for individuals seeking to heal the effects of childhood trauma and move towards personal recovery. As a psychologist he feels honoured to witness and support the journey of each client; and he is constantly inspired by the resilient beauty of the human spirit.


  • Suite 1A, Level 9, The Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 02 8231 6409 PHONE 02 8231 6409


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision 
  • Specialist complex trauma recovery.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Borderline Personality, Childhood Issues, Depression, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Experiential, Gestalt, Hakomi, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed

    Philip integrates many different methods into his work including Gestalt Therapy, Hakomi and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Trauma Model Therapy. (Each model supports the therapeutic use of Mindfulness in psychotherapy)


    • B.A. Psychology - 1996 - Auckland University NZ
    • Post Grad Dip Psychology - 2001 - University of Western Sydney
    • Hakomi Integrative Psychology - Graduate - 1999 - Hakomi Institute USA
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Graduate - 2001 - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute USA
    • Trauma Model Therapy - 2002 - The Ross Institute USA

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society
    • Hakomi Australia Association

    Quality Provision

    Philip is a Member of the Australian Association of Psychologists.


    Philip specialises in the field of Complex Trauma Treatment, Depression and Anxiety, and Addictions. He has worked, trained and supervised professionals in the Counselling and Mental Health Fields since 1990.


    By appointment:
    Monday - Friday
    10am - 6pm

    Transport and Parking

    Townhall is the closest train station
    Light rail (coming 2020)
    Parking at QVB


    $150 / session Individuals, plus sliding scale for
    part time workers and the unemployed
    (Medicare rebates are available under a Better Access to Mental Health Care plan)
    $150 / session Couples

    Payment Options

    Cash or Card

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    10 Questions with Philip Hilder

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

    • I became interested in counselling and psychotherapy when I witnessed significant alcohol abuse in rural Australia. That prompted me in 1990 to begin study in alcohol and other drug counselling. I have enjoyed the training and the work ever since.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • A blend of Eastern (Buddhist and Toaist) and Western philosophy.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I'm interested in supporting people recover from complex traumas and in supporting personal transformation - personal, relational and spiritual.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • I draw from a wide range of methods depending on the needs of my clients. These methods include: Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Hakomi Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Model Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Satir Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • I hope that my clients will start to feel progress from the very first meeting and continue their progress throughout the duration of the therapy. I aim to help my client's deal quickly and efficiently with any initial crisis, then gain personal insight and meaning into the nature of their struggles.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • I have always enjoyed the way that therapy has opened my mind to broader human possibilities and freedoms. I feel that therapy is a sacred space where magic can and should happen.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • I enjoy the wide variety of people that I meet in terms of clients and colleagues.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I cut my hair short with a electric clippers, so apart from the need for a beanie on cold days I generally feel good :)
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • I think that the most significant problem that we face in the world today is the lack of care for our mother Earth. I think that this political, and institutional lack of care is having, and will have massive negative effects now and into the future.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Yes, 'The Sibling Society' and other books by the American author and poet Robert Bly
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    Mr Philip Hilder

    Philip Hilder

    Psychologist, Hakomi Therapist

    Philip is a psychologist and graduate of the Hakomi, Sensorimotor and Trauma Model schools of psychology and psychotherapy. Since 1990 he has been providing counselling, psychotherapy, clinical supervision and training. Currently he is the principal psychologist at Sydney Integrative Psychology, located on level 9 of the Dymocks Building in Sydney CBD. ...

    • Sydney
    • Experiential, Gestalt, Hakomi, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed