Newtown Psychology

Psychologist, counsellor, coach with many years experience

0402 668 823


Psychologist / Counsellor

Despina Sfakinos

I am a registered psychologist and have many years experience working with people to help them live more satisfying lives.

My experience includes working with people of all ages and varied cultural backgrounds. This experience enables me to naturally connect with my client. Such connection between therapist and client is a necessary part of any therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about my work and enjoy watching people overcome their problems, fears and concerns, and attain their goals.

I have many years work experience, both nationally and internationally. I have worked as a counsellor, as a consultant, as a coach, as a leader, and have worked in many settings such as school settings, government departments, NGOs, and at the University of Sydney.

I have recently completed a PhD at the University of Sydney. The focus of my research was on well being / mental health, self-awareness and performance. I examined how self-awareness and psychological wellbeing are important for the development of leadership skills. (See more about self-awareness on my blog ‘what is self-awareness’)

I am registered as a Medicare provider and Workcover provider.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Registered Psychologist (Registration Number PS0116003),

Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society,

Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis,

PhD, University of Sydney, Coaching Psychology Unit

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours).