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AMANDA WESTPHAL

Registered + Experienced Counsellor 

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).

    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.

    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?

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