Rochelle Dawson

Rochelle Dawson

Clinical Registered Counsellor, School Counsellor

M Counselling, Grad Dip of Emotionally Focused Therapy (Cand), Adv Dip Couns, Dip Ed, BA

Ring to ScheduleBridges CounsellingSydney(02) 9683 1444

Rochelle has been counselling since 2003, working with teenagers, families and women. She has a special interest in trauma, emotionally focussed therapy and mentoring other counsellors.She helps people overcome their struggles, achieve their personal goals and find fulfilment. She also has experience working in schools and speaking in a variety of settings.


Areas of Counselling Practice

Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse

  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Anxiety including panic attacks and stress management
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma, past and present, including PTSD

Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • 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
  • Life and work transition
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Student issues
  • Women’s issues

How I Approach Counselling

I see counselling as an opportunity to with someone, using their strengths, to help them find new ways to do life.  Often this requires courage and hope to overcome difficult past or present circumstances.  I seek to support and empower people to find the healing and transformation they desire.

My approach utilises an integrative psychotherapy approach, incorporating:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Attachment based and trauma theories and is
  • Strengths based.

I am committed to professional training and am supported by supervision on a regular basis to maintain my ethical and professional standards.

Professional Background

My professional background has been in education, pastoral care and counselling.
I have been counselling since 2005 and have experience working with a range of issues affecting youth, women and families.

I have experience in running workshops and seminars on various topics that are aimed at increasing awareness and promotion of mental health and wellbeing of young people, their parents, individuals, families, and communities. For example; ‘Positive Self Esteem and Body Image’ and ‘Healthy Communication and Relationships’, ’Dealing with Grief’, ‘Stress Management’ and ‘Resilience’.

Professional Memberships

  • Provisional registration with PACFA


My fee is $130/hour.

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

Registered Counsellor Bodies

Registered Psychologist Bodies

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