Contact Us

Often taking the first step is the most difficult in asking for help, we want to acknowledge just how far you have come and would be privileged 
to take this journey to better health with you. 

Phone 02 9186 2544
Mob 0413 969 813 

 

Suit 15, 103 George St
Parramatta, NSW 2150

02 9186 2544


Looking for a psychologist?

Are You…

Having difficulties in a relationship?

Feeling lost and isolated?

Struggling with grief or loss?

Adjusting to life changes?

Supporting or caring for others?

Becoming anxious or depressed?

Struggling with a dilemma you need to discuss in confidence?

Need mediation with a family member, employer or employee?

Counselling May Help!


At Psych Perceptions we believe that life events, thoughts, behaviours and relationships impact how we see and respond to the world around us. 

When stress, pressure, and breakdown of relationships become overwhelming and influence your ability to live life to its fullest, it may be helpful to speak with someone who can support you in making sense of your experiences and help you to make changes you want to see in your life.

About Us

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Lidija Balaz

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Medicare Provider
  • Workcover Approved
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • AMAPS

Lidija was born in Croatia and lived in Germany for several years before migrating to Australia. The experiences she gained during these years developed her interest in interpersonal connections and understanding human behaviour. 

She completed her first degree and postgraduate studies in Sydney before embarking on a Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) through the University of Wollongong. As part of her research Lidija, along with a team of professionals and Autism Australia, developed a destigmatization program for early education. She is excited about the potential of the program to increase positive interactions between children with autism and their peers, as well as decreasing bullying and ostracism. 

Lidija has experience working with Community centres, Schools, Youth Services, Hospitals, EAP providers and Private practice, in NSW and ACT. Her areas of specialty include:

  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • GRIEF AND LOSS
  • ADDICTION COUNSELLING
  • ANGER AND ADJUSTMENT
  • RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
  • WORK PLACE DIFFICULTIES
  • CONFLICT AND COMMUNICATION

LIDIJA SPECIALISES IN THE FOLLOWING THERAPIES:

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
  • SOLUTION FOCUSED
  • CHRONIC ILLNESS MANAGEMENT
  • MINDFULNESS
  • MEDIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • AVAILABILITY:

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

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Annette Forde

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Medicare Provider

Annette is a registered psychologist with a BA (Social Analysis), Grad Dip Psych and Post Grad Dip Psych. Her experience includes working with individuals, couples and young people in both government and non-government settings as well as in private practice. Annette also has experience in delivering EAP services. Her areas of specialty include;

  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS
  • BODY IMAGE
  • EAP
  • PERSONALITY DISORDERS
  • RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
  • SELF ESTEEM
  • SEXUALITY
  • WORKPLACE STRESS


ANNETTE SPECIALISES IN THE FOLLOWING THERAPIES:

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
  • DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
  • MINDFULNESS
  • PSYCHODYNAMIC
  • SOLUTION FOCUSED

AVAILABILITY:

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY AFTER HOURS

Rasha Alami

Rasha is an accredited national PACFA provisional clinical counsellor and psychotherapist, PGDip counselling . Her experience includes working with community centres and working with individuals couples and young people in non-government setting as well as in private practice. Her experience includes areas as:

  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • GRIEF AND LOSS
  • ANGER MANAGEMENT
  • RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
  • ADDICTION COUNSELLING
  • SELF ESTEEM
  • COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT

RASHA SPECIALISES IN THE FOLLOWING THERAPIES:

  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
  • SOLUTION FOCUSED
  • PSYCHODYNAMIC
  • PERSON CENTERED
  • NARRATIVE THERAPY

AVAILABILITY:

TUESDAY - THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND AFTER HOURS

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Sharmila Wagh-D`Silva

BPsychSc (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Medicare provider
  • MAPS

Sharmila is committed to empowering her clients to make positive changes in a supportive environment. She helps people navigate various life transitions by providing evidence-based strategies to enhance their strengths and resilience.

Sharmila is an empathic and non-judgmental psychologist who enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to develop greater self-awareness and wellbeing.

Experience treating:

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress and Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Acculturation Issues

Treatment Models

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness

AVAILABILITY:

MONDAYS

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Claire Lane

Claire Lane is the practice manager - that part of the Psych Perceptions team that gets the administrative work done. So that your psychologist or counsellor can focus on you during your sessions together instead of necessary but boring paperwork.

Her areas of speciality are; solving problems of the administrative kind, keeping a well maintained database and arranging accounts both receivable and payable. Her children think she is a nerd, and they are totally right.

When she’s not answering your enquiries or managing the practice she’s most likely found holding a cup of tea, awaiting your call to book an appointment. After the rush and bustle of organising her children at home, keeping the practice diary sorted is just the moment of peace and successful organisation she was looking for.