Chris Saunders

Chris Saunders

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, MAPS

M Psychology, Grad Cert Emotionally Focused Therapy (Cand), Dip Min

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Chris has worked in psychology for over two decades, in private practice and community sectors. He enjoys working with people to change long-term patterns, enhance relationships and establish a more balanced life-style. Chris has experience working with complex issues such as eating disorders, addictions, gambling and childhood sexual assault.


Areas of Counselling Practice

Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse

  • Addictions including gambling and sexual addiction
  • Adult mental health issues
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Anxiety including OCD, panic attacks and stress management
  • Complex mental health issues including bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence support for men & women
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Self harm
  • Trauma, past and present, including PTSD

Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Adolescent mental health concerns and disorders
  • Behavioural challenges for adolescents
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Parental stress
  • Step family issues


  • Anger management
  • Assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Communication
  • Coping with emotions
  • Grief and loss counselling
  • Life coaching
  • Life and cultural transitions
  • Men’s issues
  • Missionary debriefing
  • Relationship issues including same-sex attraction
  • Self-esteem
  • Separation and divorce
  • Spirituality (Christian perspective)
  • Student issues
  • Workplace-related issues


  • Clinical supervision for student and professional psychologists and counsellors
  • Ministry supervision and mentoring for pastors and Christian leaders

How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I have been trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also use more creative approaches when appropriate to assist with personal growth and healing.

I receive on-going professional training each year and am supported by supervision on a regular basis to maintain my ethical and professional standards.

Professional Memberships


My fee is $170 per session, usually between 50-60 min, and payment is made on the day of the appointment.

I am Medicare accredited with clients who have a Mental Health Care Plan obtained from their General Practitioner. The Medicare rebate is $84.80 per session for 6 to 10 sessions per calendar year.

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