Time for a change?

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

Change-making therapy to stop those worrying thoughts. 

When you’re tired of pushing though, and feeling like you’re going to break. l’ll work with you to get in control again.

My approach is completely personalised, 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.

We’ll gently talk about what’s going on for you and I’ll give you ideas and strategies 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.

I’m Amanda Westphal,

an experienced and registered counsellor.


Your Wellness Focus is a respected 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

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

Most clients say that they felt a sense of relief just from booking in for their first session. That’s because it’s a tangible step in the right direction. 

Want to feel that way too?


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 in before you pick up the kids?

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?

The Ditch Anxiety Podcast

The limited series podcast for women who want some real tools to manage their anxiety.  

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 + effective techniques to try.

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