I help people gain a deeper insight into what's happening to them at a particular point in their life when they visit me. Some are recovering from past traumas, exploring why past relationships have been destructive, or working through depression or anxiety.
Others are surviving a divorce or the loss of a loved one. Whatever it is, I help make sense of it all, clarify goals, identify obstacles and problematic behaviours and create a stronger, healthier and happier you.
I have a Master's degree in Applied Psychotherapy and Counselling and a B.A from Macquarie University. My therapeutic career began as a crisis support worker with LifeLine to help suicidal individuals reconsider and visualise a future for themselves. Later I worked with people griped by addictions at the drug and alcohol clinic and specialised in anxiety disorders with a thesis on relationship communication.
What I've learned is that there is no magic drug, positive affirmation, or secret advice that will make your challenges disappear overnight. They took years to form and require just as much patience, persistence, and courage to abate. Adult life is often complex, even for the most well adjusted individual. Fortunately, many of our problems can be solved with a little psycho-education and tears. Throw in a bit of love and understanding and their is nothing you cant do. I've seen it too many times to ignore it.
Eli is a wonderfully empathetic and kind person. Within merely a number of weeks, I have been able to identify some of the roots of my anxiety, triggers and coping strategies with the help of Eli.
Through working with Eli, I have also benefited from his extensive knowledge of psychology and his informative approach throughout his sessions. This is turn helped me to understand my emotions and actions on yet another level.
Eli has given me invaluable help and advice throughout our sessions and I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering starting the journey of seeing a psychologist. More...
Eli Barel, an excellent Professional, in two weeks he could help me to solve many problems.
Thank you Gabriel. It was a pleasure working with you.
I highly recommend working with Eli. I found the whole experience to be highly insightful and transformative. I am not perfect but I feel so much better that my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.
Thank you for your kind words, Simone. I am glad your feeling better and sorry for my delayed response. Best Regards, Eli.