Time for a change?

Empowering overwhelmed women to reclaim their inner peace, ditch anxiety, and elevate their self-worth through counselling that transforms lives.

Time for a change?

Empowering overwhelmed women to reclaim their inner peace, ditch anxiety, and elevate their self-worth through counselling that transforms lives.

Change-making therapy to feel like yourself again. 

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.

When exhaustion and the weight of responsibilities become overwhelming, I’m here to support women in regaining control. Together, we’ll explore the underlying causes of stress and anxiety, crafting strategies to overcome these challenges. Let go of constant pressure and embrace a renewed sense of balance and confidence. Rediscover the joy of life and reconnect with your empowered self. It’s time to thrive and embrace your strength as a woman.

I’m Amanda Westphal, 

an experienced and registered counsellor (MACA, BaSoc.Sc., PgDip).

I’ve spent years counselling women and mentoring children, working with musicians, and handing out coffees to the homeless on Sydney streets, so I’ve seen and heard it all. I’ve helped countless other women similar to you both in person and via my online sessions.

Your Wellness Focus is my Northern Beaches counselling practice 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 my couch, or if you’re looking for online therapy in Australia, you can get a cuppa and relax into yours! 

Specialising in counselling women who feel…

  • like they’re being a yelling Mum
  • unsure about their marriage, want to get some clarity 
  • concerned about how they handle their relationships
  • like their boundaries are being pushed
  • worthless and have self-doubt
  • as if they have no idea what their purpose is
  • as if they have no idea who they really are
  • stressed, depressed, or sadness
  • ready to put old family issues to rest

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?

    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? 

    If you’re looking for counselling on the Northern Beaches with a woman that gets it, you’re in the right place.

    Client Testimonials

    When I first began seeing Amanda, she helped me see through my insecurities, empowering my self worth. Throughout our journey she continues to support me through personal and professional challenges in life as I continue to grow, forever helping me be the best version of myself

    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.

    I came to Amanda feeling anxious and overwhelmed. She gave me the tools to understand my anxiety, to stop thinking of it as something that was wrong with me, and to go deeper and feel better again. Her kind and objective manner has been exactly what I needed

    Want to understand a little more about yourself? 

    Take a browse through my support articles.

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    Should We Stay Together For The Kids?

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    Books That Will Supercharge Your Therapy Journey

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    Journal Prompts To Get You Started

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    Text Message Templates For Boundaries

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    iPhone Tip: Save these in your Notes section and just cut + paste when you’re saying no. (remember saying no is self care)    Thanks for the offer, but we’re doing a family day.  No.  Ha! Sounds fun, that’s just not my thing.  How about coffee instead?  Unfortunately, now is not a good time. ...

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    Ultimate Guide To Self Care

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    You KNOW how important it is to take care of yourself but you're so busy taking care of everyone else that it gets dropped at the bottom of the list. And then, when you finally have some time, you can't even think of anything! I've got you. This Ultimate Guide To Self Care is full of ideas to give...

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    Healing from trauma

    Healing from trauma

    Healing from trauma is one of the toughest things you will ever do. As a Counsellor, I help women who have experienced all kinds of trauma in their progression to healing. And you know what? No two people are the same, our experiences are just as unique as we are.  The aftermath of a distressing...

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