The Family Systems Practice

About Us

Facilitating emotional well being and relationship effectiveness.

Our Psychologists, Psychotherapists & Mental Health Social Workers are experts in applying family systems approaches to working with individuals, couples and families. All our clinical staff are tertiary qualified mental health professionals with post graduate training and experience in couple and family therapy. Medicare and Private Insurance Rebates available.

Our standard costs for a clinical hour is $190.
Workplace Coaching and Neurofeedback includes GST.
Some clinicians offer occasional lower fees in special cases.
Neurofeedback discounts apply for groups of 4 sessions.
Some rebates available through private health funds and Medicare – please ask our admin about this.

Note regarding Medicare eligibility:
Better Access to Mental Health Care plans are written up by your GP for psychological services. To be eligible a person must be assessed to have a genuine mental health condition or vulnerability. As such general relationship counselling is not covered by Medicare. It may however be deemed appropriate for a spouse or family member to be involved in the individual’s health care plan when the relationship issues are clearly connected to the person’s symptoms.

Our team

· We are all accredited relationship health specialists who provide couple, family and parenting counselling · Each team member has particular areas of expertise and experience additional to general relationship counselling. Hover over the profiles below or click 'Read More'. · While not all the clinicians offer rebates due to different training pathways this in no way reflects less competence and experience.

Jenny Brown


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All the members of the clinical team have been invited by Jenny based on their skills, solid training and experience as systems counsellors.

Lily Mailler

Registered psychologist, senior family systems clinician and trainer.

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Registered psychologist, Medicare & private health insurance provider. Specialty in parenting, couple and post separation issues.

Linda Mackay

Senior family systems clinician and trainer, specialty in trauma recovery and complex family relationship issues.

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Available Hours: Tuesday and evening, Thursday and evening.

Charmian (Charlie) Ellis

Registered psychologist, couple and pre marriage specialty.

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Available Hours: Thursday day and evening, Friday, alternate Saturdays.

Meg Cook

Clinical Social Worker & Post-Graduate qualified counsellor; individual, couple & family therapy

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Available Hours: Mondays 1pm-8pm Wednesdays 12pm-7pm Fridays 9:30am-2:30pm

Martina Palombi

Post Graduate Counsellor and Psychotherapist Resilience building, addictions and relocation stress, specialty.

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Available Hours: Tuesdays 10am-1.45pm and 4.15pm-8pm Saturdays 9.30am-1pm

Emma Robinson

D Psych. Emma is a Clinical Psychologist

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Emma is interested in integrating clinical psychology and cognitive behaviour therapy into the broader family systems context.

Anita van Aken

Registered psychologist, couple and family therapist, trainer and clinical supervisor.

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Available Hours: Wednesdays afternoon and evening.

Services for those in Ministry

Anna Moss

Social Worker and family systems intern 2017. Offering low fee consultations for people in ministry.

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Available Hours: Drummoyne Presbyterian church: Fridays 9:30 – 5   Neutral Bay: Thursdays 9:30 – 1pm.

Craig Foster

Family Systems coaching services for people in ministry or Christian education.

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On site Neutral Bay on Wed mornings 8:00 – 12 Off site at your office location Monday afternoons 1-5

Dr Cybele Dey

Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist consults at the Family Systems Institute on Mondays.

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Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist consults at the Family Systems Institute on Mondays. Enquiries and appointments can be made by calling our office on 9904 5600.

Contact us

Call us on (02) 9904 5600 or send us an email using the contact form below.