Nerine strachan 

Mindful Synergi  – Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Yoga Instructor

In the therapy room, Nerine her interpersonal psychodynamic approach will help you understand and integrate trauma as you get to know, believe in, and heal yourself.

Nerine knows adversity can affect anyone. She also knows that trauma can change the way you think, feel and care for yourself.

That’s why she offers you real choice, compassion, respect and safety as you look inside and begin to heal.

She mixes neurobiology, developmental psychology, attachment theory, linguistics, self-psychology, EMDR and yoga to help you understand, transform and move beyond your circumstances to a happier, healthier you.

Nerine has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Social Science (Counselling) as well as a Master’s degree of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) at the University of Sydney – affiliated with the Westmead Psychotherapy Program of Complex Traumatic Disorders. Her training and experience grant her Clinical Registration with The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) – Clinical Reg. 22503

Nerine has also acquired the following qualifications:

  • NLP Practitioner – Institute of Human Technology
  • Life Coaching – Institute of Human Technology
  • Understanding and Responding to Trauma – Mental Health Coordinating Council
  • ASSIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Living Works Australia
  • Motivational Interviewing – Mental Health Coordinating Council
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Sukha Mukha Yoga Bronte
  • Yoga and The Traumatised Body – Based on the work of the Justice Resource Institute, Boston USA.
  • EMDR Introduction and Advanced Workshops – Therapist Training with Graham Taylor
  • Clinical Resource Therapy – Centre for Integrated Trauma Therapy

Nerine’s extensive training, and experience in mental health services and in the yoga studio, showed her that genuine connections and honest conversations lead to healing and lasting change.  And it’s this belief that guides her work-safe, stable relationships matter when it comes to healing. 

To find out more or to book an appointment please call (02) 4603 7753 or email

Sarah Gilligan 

Mindful Synergi  – Counsellor

 Driven by a love of connecting with others, and a natural curiosity for the human condition, Sarah will help you explore yourself and your experiences with respect and gentleness.  

She believes true growth and healing occur when you feel safe within yourself and in relationship with others. 

That’s why Sarah’s person-centred psychodynamic approach is deeply rooted in mutual respect and empowerment. She mindfully creates a loving, nurturing space where you can feel empowered to take the next step in your healing.

Sarah creates a unique healing experience in every session by integrating strength-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal theory, Gestalt therapy, and her experience as a counsellor and mental health worker.

She knows intimately the challenges of being human, and she knows how to overcome them. She’ll shine a light on your experience and give you the tools to positively change your life. 

To find out more or to book an appointment please call (02) 4603 7753 or email