Meet Founder, 

Marryam Chehelnabi

our mission

Welcome to Changes Psychotherapy, a counselling and psychotherapy practice on Sydney's Northern Beaches and North Shore in operation since 2012. We believe addressing core psychological and developmental issues creates the foundation for meaningful and long-lasting interpersonal change. 


Our aim is to facilitate positive change and build healthy, meaningful and connected relationships, families and communities. We do this by using the best evidence-based therapies in the trauma, addictions and couples counselling fields. We utilise a psychodynamic position, incorporating Family Systems, EMDR, EFT, DBT, CBT and Gottman Method Couples Therapy into our approach. You can expect a personal, confidential and comfortable space that facilitates the process of healing and growth.

Practice Founder, Marryam Chehelnabi specialises in trauma therapy, attachment disorders, communication, addictions and is a Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapist and an Advanced EMDR practitioner through EMDRAA. She is registered as a full clinical member of PACFA (Reg. 22801) and has an extensive professional background working within not-for-profit, Government, NGO, and private clinical settings in the following areas:  

  • Forensic Mental Health

  • Corrections

  • Youth & Adult Alcohol & Other Drug Residential Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Victims of Crime Services 

  • PTSD Out-Patient Group Therapy 

  • Complex PTSD In-Patient Group Therapy 

  • Domestic Violence Victim Support Services & Programs

  • Men's Behaviour Change Programs

  • Couples Therapy, Gottman Method

  • Yalom Interpersonal Group Therapy

Have you experienced a recent traumatic event? Or perhaps you have been struggling with ongoing distressing memories from many years ago? Are you anxious and worried most of the time? Do thoughts about your past intrude on your peace of mind today? Do you have unexplained physical symptoms that won't go away? You might be suffering from PTSD or Complex Trauma. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) could help you get back on track! Watch this short video below to see how it works! 

Adverse Childhood Experience's (ACE's) shapes the developing brain and effects critical neurological structures that are responsible for learning, memory, impulse control and emotional regulation and can even shape how our DNA is written and transcribed! Have a listen to what Dr. Nadine Burke has to say about ACEs in this excellent Ted Talk...