Time for a change?

Face to Face Counselling in Frenchs Forest, or Online Sessions Available. 

Life might be messy. And that’s OK.

I’ll work with you no matter where you are.

Online therapy sessions are perfect for women in Australia who need a bit of flexibility. Or come and enjoy my therapeutic space amongst the trees in Frenchs Forest.  Book in for a session during your lunch break, chat with me after brekkie and start your day right, or schedule a debrief for Friday afternoon when you’ve had a big week.

I’m Amanda Westphal,

an experienced and registered counsellor.


Your Wellness Focus is a respected women’s practice in Sydney’s Northern Beaches helping women like you navigate relationships and life transitions, find freedom from anxiety and self-doubt, and uncover the confidence I know is there (but you might not, yet).

You can settle into our couch, or if you’re looking for online therapy in Australia, you can get a cuppa and relax into yours! 


Your Wellness Focus specialises in women who feel:

anxiety, fear, or worry in a changing world

unsure about how to transition from one stage of life to another

concerned about how you handle your relationships

your boundaries are being pushed (and you’re tired of letting them)

worthlessness and self-doubt


as if you have no idea what your purpose is (or who you really are!)

stress, depression, or sadness

or ready to put old family issues to rest

My approach is completely holistic, using tools from many therapeutic approaches aligned with what will best suit you. I’m known for my action-based framework, meaning we’ll work together to create a roadmap you can use to achieve whatever you want to achieve.

Plus our sessions are designed to suit you. Let’s talk in the beautiful practice, or an online therapy session from wherever you are in Australia.

Most clients say that they felt a sense of relief just from booking in for their free first session. That’s because it’s a tangible step in the right direction. Seeking help is never shameful or embarrassing, but rather empowering.

Want to feel that way too?

How You Can Kick Anxiety To The Curb

So you can stop those worrying thoughts, quit being a yelling Mum, and not have to push through anymore.


Let’s talk. It’s cost and obligation free and we can meet online or in the practice.

What can we work on (together)?


A counselling session you can fit into your lunchbreak?

Yep. It’s way more satisfying than that leftover pizza.
OK, leftover pizza is actually pretty good, but why not enjoy a slice of Supreme alongside
the knowledge that you’re actively working towards detangling your brain trickery?

We’ll address insecurities and anxieties, and I’ll give you ideas and advice that you can implement straight away. All that, plus bucketfuls of compassion and care – because I’ve always got your wellbeing at the core of everything I do.

The Ditch Anxiety Podcast

The podcast for women who want to stop pretending everything’s OK, and talk about what’s really going on. 

Like relationships, the mental load, sex, sexuality, burn-out, money, the BIG things that keep us up at night. I’m here to support you in stopping that yucky overwhelming feeling and hearing from some interesting people along the way. We’ll talk about why we have anxiety, unpack the different things that cause it, and get some really helpful information about it.

Listen on your favourite podcast app


I just wish to say thank you for everything you have been helping me with over the past year. I truly feel you have been the inspiration to assist me to shine.

Female, 26

Amanda is fantastic. She has a beautiful approach to help me cut through what is in my head to find the simple truths that can otherwise be hard to see. Over multiple appointments, she has taken me on a journey to understand myself much more deeply and empowered my self worth.

Female, 24

Want to find out more about what
Your Wellness Focus believes in?

Take a browse through our blog.

Nurturing Your Inner Child

Nurturing Your Inner Child

Taking some time to remember who you were as a child can bring back memories of carefree days before the responsibilities of adulthood came along. Or, if you experienced neglect, trauma, or other emotional pain early in life, your inner child will be in need of some nurturing.

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