The Family Systems Practice

About Us

Facilitating emotional well being and relationship effectiveness.

All the Family Systems Practice clinical staff are tertiary qualified accredited mental health professionals ( Psychologists, Psychotherapists & Mental Health Social Workers). The family Systems Practice team are all independent practitioners who share a commitment to family, relationship and emotional wellbeing. All the team have completed the Family System’s Institute Advanced Certificate in theory and practice additional to their qualifying training. They are active in the Family System’s Institute Scholar’s group and assist with training at the Institute. Each clinician sets their own charges as guided by their different professional membership bodies. Some clinicians offer occasional lower fees in special cases. Some rebates available through private health funds and Medicare. Our Partner Organisation is The Family Systems Institute. More information here:

Our team

We are all accredited relationship health specialists who provide couple, family and parenting & mental health 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

Post Graduate Psychotherapist and Counsellor; Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

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Offers limited clinical appointments Thursday mornings and Fridays

Lily Mailler

Registered psychologist, senior family systems clinician and trainer.

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Available hours: Mondays 5-9pm, Wednesdays 9-1pm

Linda Mackay

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

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Available Hours: Tuesday 1-5 pm, Thursday 1-8 pm

Charmian (Charlie) Ellis

Registered psychologist, couple and pre marriage specialty.

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Available Hours: Tuesday 8.30-4pm, Thursday 1.30-8pm, and alternate Saturdays 8.30-4pm

Meg Cook

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

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Available Hours: Mondays 1pm – 8:30pm, Wednesdays 9am – 5pm, Thursdays 9am – 1pm

Martina Palombi

Post Graduate Counsellor and Psychotherapist

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Available Hours: Tuesdays 1pm-9pm

Emma Robinson

D Psych. Emma is a Clinical Psychologist

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Available Hours: Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 8am-1pm

Anita van Aken

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

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Available Hours: Wednesday from 1pm to 9pm.

Christian Family Systems Counselling & Coaching

Anna Moss

Social Worker and Family Systems Coach (or Clinician)

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Available Hours: Neutral Bay: Wednesdays 1:30pm-8:00pm Drummoyne Presbyterian Church: Fridays 9:30 – 3pm

Craig Foster

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

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Available Hours: 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. Enquiries and appointments can be made by calling our office on 9904 5600.

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Available Hours: Monday

Contact us

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