Analytic psychotherapist, Couple & Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker & Consultant, B.SW, M.SW (UNSW) MAASW, Dip. Psychotherapy, ANZAP.
Sunny is a couple & family therapist and an analytic psychotherapist. She has been working with individuals, couples and families for the past 28 years.
Sunny has worked in the field of trauma, including sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse. Her interests include attachment disorders and how the traumatic experiences in childhood impinges on the development of ones self and feeling of well- being. These traumatic experiences arrest a person’s developmental processes in such a way that one experiences difficulties in relationships, suffers from depression and anxiety, as well as other forms of psychopathology. Sunny is also interested in infant-parent attachment formation, eating disorders and dissociative disorders.
Issues and Areas Sunny Specialises in
Anxiety and Depression, Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Couple/ Relationship Difficulties, Family Conflicts and Discord, Sexuality and Sexual Problems, Childhood Trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Development of Self, Grief and Loss, Sexual Abuse, Chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Need for a secure identity, Anxiety and Phobias, Psychosocial Assessment, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders and Infant mother relationship and addictions.
Sunny has been trained as an analytic Psychotherapist with ANZAP and further to this training, she continued with analytic training in couple therapy. She attained her Masters in Couple and Family Therapy from UNSW, having initially graduated from UNSW in 1988 with a Bachelor of Social Work. Sunny is an Authorised Clinician with the NSW Children’s Court Clinic. She provides psychosocial assessments for children and mental health assessments for families and individuals. She also serves as a part-time Member for the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Australian Association of Social Work (AASW)
AASW College of Clinical Social Work
Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP)
The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)
Sunny is registered with Medicare, and accredited with Victims of Services, Department of Veterans Affairs.