“With Melissa’s help this process has taught me how to stand up for myself in my personal and professional life. It has improved my relationships with my kids. My kids have mentioned I am calmer, more approachable and it’s opened up our lines of communication. My parents say ‘They have their daughter back. My relationship with myself has changed heaps; I learnt it’s ok to be me.”


Psychotherapy Client with Melissa - 49 Years Old

Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy

Available Face to Face in Pyrmont. 

Counselling focuses on enhancing people's capacity to cope with specific life challenges, such as a relationship ending, bereavement or anxiety. Melissa can help you get through a personal crisis, and help you develop goals for the future.  Psychotherapy focuses on achieving change to break destructive habits or patterns. Often people notice that the nature of their personal difficulties are repetitive; similar issues arise time and time again in different contexts and relationships. While Melissa enjoys working with couples, individual work with her clients particularly in long-term psychotherapy and self-analysis is a great passion of hers.


Melissa has had extensive training in psychotherapy as well as her own ongoing psychotherapy journey which is central to understanding her clients brave steps to starting this in-depth work. Melissa believes change happens when the unconscious is understood and examined fully with all aspects of the self supported and encouraged for integration. Her Relational Psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic approaches she uses helps the people Melissa works with successfully change aspects of their personality as well as help with relationships and connection with self and others.

Appointment Cancellations


Please understand that appointment times are limited. If you must cancel your appointment, we respectfully request 48 hours notice. Missed appointments, or appointments cancelled without 48 hours notice, will incur a fee of  $195.00 (50 minutes).

Melissa Ferrari offers a wide range of psychotherapy and counselling services in Sydney and deals with issues such as:    

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • addictions

  • separation and divorce

  • grief and loss

  • life transitions

  • parenting

  • obsessive compulsive behaviours

  • childhood trauma in adulthood

  • problems dealing with family members

  • dating advice and coaching

  • stress

  • recovery from an affair or infidelity

  • sex and sexuality issues

  • personality disorders


Melissa can help you achieve better self-understanding and change long-standing patterns of behaviour that may be disrupting your relationships, your well-being or work.


Pyrmont  & Online $195.00 per 50 minutes

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