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Ms Vivian Baruch

Ms Vivian Baruch

Mobile 0421 961 687
Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Vivian Baruch

Mobile 0421 961 687

Become free of your pain. Get relationship & sex counselling that works based on 40 years of research. Relationship coaching for singles can help you develop happy & healthy relationships. Couples coaching can help you reconnect to the intimacy & love you once had. I have many tools to help you become connected whilst staying protected because I've worked with people from diverse backgrounds since 1981. I'm an accredited sex therapist with ASSERT & accredited clinical supervisor with PACFA.


  • St. Georges Cres, Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains NSW 2776 (0421) 961 687 PHONE (0421) 961 687
  • Online, since 2010 for individuals, Online, since 2015 for couples, Online, NSW PHONE


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • I can help you change unproductive patterns in your relationship so that you can have happy, successful and enduring relationships at home and at work.

    My aim is to guide you in reconnecting with your own wisdom and strength so you can find resolutions which fit for you. I help you use your own ability to heal past relationship issues so that you feel content and satisfied in your life.

    I openly discuss your expectations and goals and work collaboratively with you to discover how to find the best.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Divorce / Separation, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Intimacy Issues, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Sex Related Issues, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Developmental, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual, Trauma-Informed

    Therapeutic approaches within the integral framework I use include:

    * Psychodynamic
    * Humanistic/ Gestalt/ Experiential
    * Cognitive-behavioral
    * Somatic
    * Existential/Transpersonal
    * Supervision - integrative, developmental & social role models.

    I also have training in sex therapy, Jungian Therapy, Psychosynthesis, stress management, yoga & meditation, and in the psychotherapeutic principles of Buddhism. Having practiced yoga and meditation daily since 1981 provides a lived experience in applying mindfulness to my work.


    • Grad. Dip. Emotionally Focused Therapy - 2003 - Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy
    • Master of Counselling - 2004 - University of Western Sydney
    • Grad. Cert. Professional Supervision - 2008 - University of Canberra
    • Advanced Level Developmental Model of Couples Ther - 2013 - Couples Institute USA
    • Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy - 2015 - Gottman Institute USA
    • Aust Soc of Sex Educators, Researchers Therapists - 2017 - ASSERT

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    Ongoing personal and professional development are essential for me to keep informed and up to date with new developments in my work and teaching. I am in regular supervision and constantly engaged in a comprehensive self-care programme. This focuses on caring for the physical, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, social, ethical and spiritual components of my life.

    I was an educator at the Australian College of Applied Psychology for 7 years & taught supervision at the University of Canberra.


    I was employed by the Department of Health as a naturopath/counsellor/crisis and group worker in a women's refuge and in Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre from 1981-1986. Since 1987 I have been in private practice as well as being committed to my own personal development through continuing studies, personal work and applying an integral approach to my own self-care.

    I am a certified sex therapist with ASSERT - Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers & Therapists. My registration number is 121.

    I have supervised counsellors & psychotherapists for many years & taught supervision at the University of Canberra. Many of my clients are counsellors, psychologists and social workers. They say I am "a therapist's therapist" :)


    Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

    Transport and Parking

    For online work, parking is not needed :)
    For my Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains practice, there is free parking at the property.


    $150 per 60 minute hour for individuals, in-person, Skype or telephone.
    $275 for couples per 90 minutes.
    $190 for supervision per 60 minutes.

    Fees may be redeemable from your private health insurance, depending on your health care cover.

    Payment Options

    Payments can be made by cash, cheque, online direct debit or PayPal.

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    10 Questions with Vivian Baruch

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

    • I've had a life-long fascination with what makes people tick. Growing up in a dysfunctional family with a father who had PTSD/complex trauma, I've always searched for the ingredients of a successful relationship and family.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Humanistic & existential psychology, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, systems thinking, sociology and body-mind-spirit approaches.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Integrating body, emotions, mind & spirit to enhance overall health & social wellbeing.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • In reverse order of training:

      -Level 1 Professional Training in Mind-Body Medicine – Integrating mind-body medicine into clinical practice, medical education & trauma healing. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Trainer – Dr. James Gordon MD.

      -Level 1 Internal Family Systems – Centre for Self-Leadership. Trainer – Dr. Dick Schwartz.

      -Level 1 Training Relational Life Institute – Relational Life Institute. Trainer – Dr. Terry Real.

      -Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Psychotherapy – Institute for Relational Intimacy. Trainer – Martha Kauppi.

      -Level 1 and Level 2 – Completed training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy – The Gottman Institute. Trainers Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman.

      -Webinar training with Dr. Esther Perel – Rekindling Desire.

      -Webinar trainings (4 in total) in couples work with Dr. Terry Real and Dr. Esther Perel.

      -Webinar trainings (6 in total) in sex therapy with Dr. Marty Klein.

      -Webinar trainings (3 in total) in sex therapy with Dr. Tammy Nelson and Dr. Joe Kort.

      -Level 2 – Advanced Level, The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, The Couples Institute, California, USA. Trainers – Dr. Ellyn Bader & Dr. Peter Pearson.

      -Level 1 – The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, The Couples Institute, California, USA. Trainers- Dr. Ellyn Bader & Dr. Peter Pearson.

      -Level 1 Certificate PACT – a Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, Sydney. Trainer Dr. Stan Tatkin.

      -Master of Counselling, University of Western Sydney.

      -Certificate of Integral Psychotherapy, Integral Institute – Colorado, USA. Trainers – Ken Wilber, Willow Pearson, Dr. Elliott Ingersoll, Dr. Jeff Soulen, Bert Parlee & Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter.

      -Graduate Diploma Emotionally Focused Therapy, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sydney. Trainer – Michelle Webster.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • In the first few sessions.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Helping others achieve healing & find their true purpose is my life purpose. It gives a safe & structured way to offer compassion and find a deeper meaning behind suffering.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Same as for 6.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Of course. I'm human. That's where I'm given more of an opportunity to practice what I'm teaching.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Loss of meaning/purpose & disconnection from others.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • - "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl. Pursue a life task, love with compassion & find the meaning in suffering.
      - "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey. Work on our inside self first to build character & live by our values before we can be truly effective in helping others. It's not how we look, what we have & who we can impress.
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    Ms Vivian Baruch

    Vivian Baruch

    Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

    I am a relationship coach, counsellor and psychotherapist with over 30 years experience in helping people develop successful relationships. I work online and in the Blue Mountains, NSW 70kms outside of Sydney. I provide online coaching & clinical supervision anywhere in Australia & have many overseas clients. Since 1981 I have provided relationship coaching to help people resolve painful relationship issues. I do private couples intensive retreats & am also an accredited sex therapist....

    • Faulconbridge, Online
    • Developmental, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Psychosexual, Trauma-Informed