Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Is counselling for me?

Welcome to Mangrove House, where you are supported to grow, heal, learn, and realise your best self. In addition to providing support to reflect on your values and goals, counselling can help to strengthen resilience and find new ways of coping with life’s challenges. Our counsellors work with people aged 12+, from all walks of life. If you are facing any of the following, or are worried about another aspect of life, counselling at Mangrove House may be for you.

Using a trauma-informed approach, we will create safety within and outside the body. We can help you reclaim your future by better understanding how historic trauma affects you in the now. Read more
Grief may be universal, but your experiencing of it is unique. Continuing your bond, while re-orienting yourself to a new reality can be confusing and painful. You don’t have to do it alone. Read more
Change can provoke many different responses in our ‘self’. Learn ways to find acceptance through flexible thinking, accessing the ‘internal drive to thrive’ in the face of uncertainty. Read more
Understand anxiety’s function and develop strategies that work for you to not only cope, but live your best life when anxiety is causing you to lose touch with what is important. Read more
Healthy relationships are central to your overall wellbeing and connectedness. We can support you to enhance relationships with partners, family, friends, and work colleagues. Read more
Living with ongoing depression and despair can be overwhelming, let alone trying to overcome it alone. We can help you reconnect with hope in a safe and supportive environment. Read more
Feeling accepted by ourselves, our families and our communities is a core human need. Find your safe space to explore what it means to be you, in the context of the world around you. Read more
If you are dissatisfied with your career direction, experiencing self-doubt, or impacted by recent world events, we can support you in setting achievable goals to regain a sense of fulfilment. Read more
When fears get in the way of what is important to you, working to regulate the body, increase tolerance, and understand underlying beliefs may help to overcome them. Read more
  • Bessel van der Kolk
    “We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body."
    Bessel van der Kolk
  • Bessel van der Kolk
    "While trauma keeps us dumbfounded, the path out of it is paved with words, carefully assembled, piece by piece, until the whole story can be revealed."
    Bessel van der Kolk
  • Rumi
    “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom”
  • Heather Stang
    "Mindfulness lets you expand your view by placing you on the middle ground between denying your pain and overindulging in your suffering... You stay in contact with the entire scope of your existence, and you experience grief without becoming grief itself."
    Heather Stang
  • Carl Jung
    "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
    Carl Jung
  • Russ Harris
    “Psychological flexibility is the ability to adapt to a situation with awareness, openness, and focus and to take effective action, guided by your values.”
    Russ Harris
  • Khalil Gibran
    “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”
    Khalil Gibran
  • Deepak Chopra
    “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
    Deepak Chopra
  • Fritz Perls
    "We don’t allow ourselves – or we’re not allowed by others – to be entirely ourselves.”
    Fritz Perls
  • Sigmund Freud
    “We are what we are because we have been what we have been, and what is needed for solving the problems of human life and motives is not moral estimates but more knowledge.”
    Sigmund Freud
Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Working together

Counselling provides dedicated time to explore what is really important for you to thrive in your own body and life. This will be different for everyone. At Mangrove House, our counsellors will be guided by you as the expert in your own life, and work towards therapeutically reinforcing your strengths with evidence-based approaches to minimise harm, develop your skills, support you with psycho-education and give you space to talk and explore. We work with you to understand and meet your individual needs.

We take a Person-Centred approach, drawing on evidence-based therapies such as, but not limited to, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Gestalt Therapy, parts work based on the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Somatic Therapy with a strong focus on trauma-informed care.

Online sessions

Video-conferencing calls are available to clients from all locations, offering convenience, accessibility and privacy.

In-person sessions

For people in and around Sydney who prefer regular sessions in-person (by appointment).

Phone sessions

Phone counselling sessions are also available for those who wish to connect using their mobile or landline.

Helpful to know

We take your confidentiality seriously. We conduct our business in line with our accrediting body, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and its Code of Ethics. In preparation for your first session, please refer to the counselling agreement and policy guide forms linked below.  Each session is 60 minutes long and costs $132 (incl. GST). The Medicare rebate does not apply to the counselling services we offer. This also means you do not need a mental health care plan from your GP to make an appointment with our counsellors. In response to current COVID-19 conditions, social distancing and hygiene practices are being observed in session, with the option to conduct sessions online or over the phone as needed.
  • We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
Threads of gold in the places we meet
Counselling Agreement
Threads of gold in the places we meet
Policy Guide
Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Our counsellors

Natasha Lawrence

Natasha’s core values of non-judgemental acceptance, belief in each individual’s resilience, and compassion underpin her work as a counsellor. Specialising in the process of insight and understanding, and healing from trauma, she can support you to find the patterns and behaviours in your life that are no longer serving you. If you feel that something is no longer going well for you or that life seems to have lost its spark, together you can explore how to get back on track. Read more

Remona Coleman

Feeling seen, heard, and genuinely understood can be a powerful way to heal and grow. As a counsellor, Remona walks with you, shining a light on your natural desire to thrive, building on your strengths and assisting you to rewrite unhelpful narratives that no longer serve you. Combining shared insights with evidence-based practices that focus on building you up as the expert in your own life, Remona works with your goals, at your pace.
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Mangrove House - Sydney based counsellors

Our space

Annandale, NSW

Our space is located in Suite 3 of the Saddlery (above Village Hub) at Level 1, 103A Johnston Street, Annandale NSW 2038. Here, you will find unmetered and all-day street parking (Johnston and Annandale Streets). The 469 and 470 bus routes take you right to us and the 480 and 413 routes bring you within a short walk. Once inside, you will find a comfortable waiting area, convenient bathroom facilities, and of course our spacious counselling room which allows for generous social distancing.

Spacious Mangrove House counselling room in Annandale, Sydney

Mangrove House services all of Australia via telehealth. If in-person is the preferred option, our room in Annandale is located in Sydney’s Inner West, within 5km of the following suburbs: Abbotsford, Alexandria, Ashfield, Auburn, Balmain, Balmain East, Barangaroo, Beaconsfield, Berala, Birchgrove, Breakfast Point, Burwood, Cabarita, Camperdown, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Croydon, Croydon Park, Darlinghurst, Darlington, Dawes Point, Drummoyne, Dulwich Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Enfield, Enmore, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Five Dock, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haberfield, Haymarket, Homebush, Homebush Bay, Homebush West, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lidcombe, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Millers Point, Moore Park, Mortlake, Newington, Newtown, North Strathfield, Paddington, Petersham, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rhodes, Rookwood, Rosebery, Rozelle, Rushcutters Bay, Russell Lea, St Peters, Stanmore, Strathfield, Strathfield South, Summer Hill, Surry Hills, Sydney CBD, Tempe, The Rocks, Ultimo, Wareemba, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo, Zetland.

If your needs are immediate

Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000 in the case of an emergency.