Elize Olivier

Elize Olivier

Registered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor, MAPS

M Psychology

Ring to ScheduleBridges CounsellingSydney(02) 9683 1444

Elize has been counselling since 1991 in a range of settings and in private practice in South Africa and Australia. She is an adolescent and child psychologist, with a special interest in family therapy, and in working with adolescents and children of all ages. Her main work is in providing individual therapy for adults with mental health issues. She also provides clinical supervision.


Areas of Counselling Practice

Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse

  • Adult mental health issues
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Anxiety including OCD, panic attacks, stress management
  • Complex mental health issues including dissociative, borderline and bipolar disorders
  • Depressive disorders, depression and low mood
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Rape and adult sexual assault
  • Relationship issues including conflict and domestic violence
  • Self-harm and suicidality
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Trauma and abuse counselling

Child, Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Behavioural challenges for children and adolescents
  • Body image issues
  • Bullying
  • Childhood mental health concerns and disorders
  • Developmental difficulties for children
  • Parenting issues including infant bonding, post-natal depression and anxiety
  • Parenting plans, including mentoring and skills development
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Step-family issues


  • Anger management
  • Chronic pain management
  • Communication
  • Coping with emotions
  • Grief and loss
  • Life and work transition
  • Migration and transcultural issues
  • Relationship issues including same-sex attraction
  • Self-esteem, confidence and assertive communication
  • Spirituality (Christian perspective)
  • Women’s issues

Professional Memberships


My fee is $180 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 GP. The Medicare rebate is $87.45 per session for 6 to 10 sessions per calendar year.

If you are having financial difficulties, concessions may be available.

Private health claiming may be available for most private health funds, so please check with your fund before our first session.

I am WorkCover Approved.


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